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Kearsarge North

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Highlights:

Excellent panoramic views, moderate 6.2 mile RT
Near:Intervale, NH
Scenery:
Distance:6.2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:2574 ft
Hike Time:5 hours
Difficulty:Strenuous
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back



Summary: A nice steady hike, makes for an excellent winter hike. The incline was only sharp in one small spot. People has success with both snowshoes and crampons.

There is a small tower on the summit which ensures panoramic views. The tower is glassed in so you can stay relatively warm in the winter.

Trailhead: From Route 302 in N. Conway / Interval take the Hurricane Mt Road almost across from the rest stop / overlook / tourist center. Follow this road for a mile or two and watch for the parking area / sign on the left. (Lat:44.10574 Lon:-71.09416)
Trail Guides for Kearsarge North:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Saco Ranger District, 33 Kancamagus Highway, Conway, NH 03818 603-447-5448
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jon Willard, who has posted  54 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
Trail Reviews  Page 1 of 2   Submit your own review
Reviewed by Geoff on 8/20/2013
Great hiking spot. Peaceful, and a pretty good workout. Yellow dot trails could be better marked though, we lost the trail twice on the way up.

Reviewed by DAM1177 on 4/20/2012
4/14/12....very nice day hike. A little icy when we reached the upper northwestern section, but the view from the top was spectacular!

Reviewed by CAJ on 8/23/2011
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Reviewed by Al on 8/5/2011
A nice hike with some steep spots but moderate at best. A beautiful view from the fire tower on the summit. Needs trail signs to let you know how far that you have walked. Highly reccomend this one.

Reviewed by kpmmbm on 11/11/2008
great hike. the views are fantastic

Reviewed by SLB on 9/17/2006
Nice hike and beautiful day - very strenuous but worth the view from the top. Can't agree with SLN review about the well-marked - only at beginning then spotty trail markings that could use updating. Fire tower nice but wish there was a map to identify all the mountains we were seeing from there!

Reviewed by SLN on 9/9/2006
9-9-2006 Hiked the main trail from the parking lot (room for about 8 or 10 cars). Steady climb upward but no extremely steep areas. Only a few muddy areas. Clearly marked yellow blazes. Very nice firetower at top; warm inside. Bring stick to prop windows open to get a breeze. The book was missing.

Reviewed by Marlana on 3/29/2006
Hiked the Weeks Brook Trail a few times which is shorter but steeper, once with my friend & my dog, another with just my dog. There is one spot near the top of the trail where you have to scramble up some rock, grab roots for hand-holds, etc but the best part is following the brook upwards, refilling your water bottle or just splashing around to cool off. I've seen entries in the log book in the firetower from the same day I've hiked, but they used the trail coming from N Conway.


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