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Mt. Kearsarge
Warner, NH, Wilmot, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Winslow Trail
Looking down the Winslow Trail

Route: Auto road, Winslow Trail, (Mt. Kearsarge), Winslow Trail, powerline cut, auto road

Trail was packed enough to allow for barebooting today, but I opted for snowshoes roundtrip and had no issue. Multiple feet of snowpack, so if the weather gets warm later this week, snowshoes may be the better option. No ice of significance noted. Dome is bare ledge at the moment.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Kearsarge
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, March 9, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,400'
Time to Trailhead: 00:18
Destination: Mt. Kearsarge
Time Elapsed: 00:39
Trailhead Elevation: 1,850'
Summit Elevation: 2,937'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,095'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,555'

Winslow Trail trailhead
Winslow Trail trailhead

Looking at Killington and Pico from Mt. Kearsarge - Click to enlarge
Looking at Killington and Pico from Mt. Kearsarge

The sunset as seen from Mt. Kearsarge - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Mt. Kearsarge

Topographic map of Mt. Kearsarge

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11 West from US 4 to Wilmot Flat, then take a left onto Old Winslow Road. At the end of this road, take a left onto Kearsarge Mountain Road. In winter, there is room for a few vehicles to park near the gate of the auto road at the height of land (Twist Hill Road continues downhill). The Winslow Trail trailhead is at the top of the gated auto road.

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