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
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.
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.
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.
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
Areas of fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph.
Patchy fog before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. West wind around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. North wind 0 to 5 mph.
Rain and snow after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 34. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.
Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow likely before 10am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A slight chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.