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
Sunny, with a high near 58. East wind around 0 mph.
Patchy frost after 4am. Clear, with a low around 33. East wind 0 to 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Sunny, with a high near 69.
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