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

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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

Overnight
Areas of fog. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph.

Saturday
Patchy fog before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. West wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. North wind 0 to 5 mph.

Sunday
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.

Sunday Night
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.

Monday
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.

Monday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

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.