Mount Kearsarge, Rollins Trail

OutAndBack • 1 mi • 300 ft

The southerly approach to the summit of Mount Kearsarge through Rollins State Park is a perfect outing for an entire extended family. Thanks to an auto road that scales most of the mountain, even the very young or very old can enjoy a picnic with a view, hike the moderately easy trail to the summit, or learn the workings of an active fire tower. Special attractions: Picnic grounds and long-distance vistas near high altitude trailhead parking, plus easy access to a fire tower with 360-degree views.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Warner
Length: 1 total miles
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate, but very close to easy.
Local Contacts: Rollins State Park
Local Maps: USGS Andover and Warner quads.
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Awesome trail for little children. Hiked up with a two year old who could make it the whole way with little help, picking wild blue berries for snacks along the way. Came down a different trail which was much more difficult, but proved equally exciting for my son as the granite surfaces became slides for him. Excellent little trail.


Great day hike from the base, awesome view from the summit. Also excellent kid/senior hike from parking lot (only .5 miles).

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