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

Tonight
A slight chance of rain showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday
A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday
A slight chance of rain showers between 7am and 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Additional Photos

Mount Kearsage North Trail Views

Views from the tower