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Mount Kearsage North Hiking Trail Guide: Map, Trail Descriptions, Pictures & More

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Article Categories: Hiking
Article Tags: 52 WAV | Day Hikes | Hiking | New Hampshire

Kearsarge North is a 3,268 foot mountain located in Carrol County of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The summit features a fire tower with incredible 360 degree views. This is not the same mountain as Kearsarge Mountain in Warner New Hampshire.

Elevation: 3,268 feet

Elevation gain: 2,536 feet

Distance: 5.7 miles roundtrip

Duration (book time): 4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Trails

Kearsage North Trail

Begin your hike on the Kearsarge North trail where you will pass by a residential area. You will enter the forest, where the steepness increases steadily. Until the summit, the trail stays at a moderate pitch the entire route, with a few good view points once you pop out from the trees. Continue climbing upwards until you reach the base of the tower located the the summit of Kearsarge North. To descend, retrace your steps and follow the same way you came from.

Trail map

Mount Kearsage North Trail Map

Parking

The parking area for the Mount Kearsarge North trail is located off of Hurricane Mountain Road, near Intervale, New Hampshire. There are very limited parking spots at the trailhead. There is also street parking available.

Directions

To get to the Kearsarge North Trail parking area

From Route 16, take Hurricane Mountain road and head East. The trailhead will be on your left about a half mile from Kearsarge Road.

Weather

Always be sure to check out the latest update on the forecast before heading out on any hike in New Hampshire. Though Mount Kearsarge isn’t a 4,000 footer, the climate on top is similar to the higher mountains of the region. Be prepared. Here is a detailed forecast of the next four days:

New London, NH

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday
Sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 28. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night
A chance of rain showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday
Rain showers likely before 5pm, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Additional Photos

Mount Kearsage North Trail Views

Views from the tower

Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis

Andrea is a writer, hiker, and adventurer from New England. She enjoys snowboarding, sunrise hikes, winter, night hiking, traveling, and photography.

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