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.
Kearsage North Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Lisa Densmore, Hiking the White Mountains (Falcon Guides).
"Also known as Mount Pequawket this other pretender to the Kearsarge name rises instead near the border of Maine within sight of North Conway. The subject of a friendly rivalry over which summit rightfully claims a distinguished naval ship as its famous namesake, Kearsarge North has nevertheless become noteworthy on its own as a comfortably challenging family hike that ends with superb views from the last remaining fire lookout in the White Mountain National Forest."
--Larry Pletcher, Hiking New Hampshire (Falcon Guides).
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