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Mount Kearsarge
Wilmot, NH, and Warner, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. "Summit" photos may in fact not be at the actual summit - but instead at the best nearby vista.

Wilmot (Winslow) Trail

It was pretty interesting to see what a partly cloudy and 46% cloud cover forecast translates into - extremely cloudy. Nonetheless, the views were still excellent (though leaving a heck of a lot of room for potential on a clear day).

The Wilmot Trail (also called Winslow in some places) overs a fairly direct and steep ascent to the summit. Though it starts off gentle, it soon ascents up rocky pitches for the bulk of the hike, with a gentle alpine walk along the summit ledges at the end. Though only about 1.2 miles one way (there's a sign that says 1 mile, followed by a sign that says 1.1 miles further down the trail, who to believe), the vertical ascent of over one thousand feet makes it a real hike versus a quick walk.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mount Kearsarge
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Hike Commenced: 11:26 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,835'
Destination: Mount Kearsarge
Ascent Commenced: 11:27 AM at Wilmot Trail trailhead
Summit Reached: 11:56 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 1,850'
Summit Elevation: 2,937'
Vertical Gain: 1,095'
Hike Ended: 12:53 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:27
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,130'

Wilmot Trail trailhead

Mount Kearsarge summit, looking north at Ragged Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Drive to Winslow State Park (a few backroads to the south of Route 11), pay the $3 parking fee, trailhead at the top of the parking lot.

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