Kearsage North Trail

Carroll County, New Hampshire
Elevation Gain2,707ft
Trailhead Elevation684ft
Elevation Min/Max684/3251ft
Elevation Start/End684/684ft

Kearsage North Trail

Kearsage North Trail is a hiking trail in Carroll County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 684 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,707 feet. The trail ends near the Kearsage North Tower shelter and Kearsarge North (elevation 3,251 feet). There is also a viewpoint near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Weeks Brook Trail.

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West Lebanon, NH
Explorer | 20 pts
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Steep hike. Incredible 360 degree views from the top. The fire tower was just repainted and is in great condition. Could stay there overnight in case of emergency in the winter. There are no definite water sources, but a few trickles of water along the trail when I went in the Fall. There is a privy at the top of the mountain, but is not regularly maintained. Great, sweaty day hike. The view from the top really is worth it. You can see Black Cap Mountain to White Ledges to Mount Washington and the rest of the Presidentials. Enjoy!
Biddeford, ME
Pathfinder | 65 pts
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Great hike! Last one up at sunset. Summit is exposed so if you do it in the fall bring the right gear.

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Lisa Densmore
"A steady climb to a fire tower with a particularly fine 360-degree view that includes Mount Washington, Wildcat, and the Moats. Kearsarge North, also called Mount Pequawket after the Indian tribe that lived in the area until the 1700s, is a dominant landmark on the northern end of North Conway. It is the mountain immediately north of the Cranmore ski area and is easy to recognize with its conical shape and fire tower on top, which many feel offers one of the best views in the White Mountains. The trail, called the Mount Pequawket Trail on older maps, enters the woods heading north, immediately crossing a wet area and passing near a couple of houses."

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Carroll County
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Saco Ranger Station
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USGS North Conway East Quad
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