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Kearsarge North Mountain
Bartlett, NH, Chatham, NH

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

Looking up the Kearsarge North Trail near the summit

Route: Kearsarge North Trail

Even though the weather wasn't quite as good as I like it to be for hiking Kearsarge North, I nonetheless wanted to head up there again.

Arriving at an empty trailhead parking area, I signed in at the new log book (apparently there for a WMNF usage study) and was on my way. While the mosquitoes were pesky, they weren't nearly as bad as they had been in my recent southeastern Sandwich Range hikes.

The trail was fairly dry, though there was still plenty of runoff from the recent rain.

The views from the top, though strong, were not as great as usual, due to the cloud cover and slight haze. Nonetheless, the scenery was still tremendous.

I did not see a single hiker.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Kearsarge North Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:53 PM
Parking Elevation: 685'
Destination: Kearsarge North Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:53 PM
Summit Reached: 5:07 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:14
Trailhead Elevation: 685'
Summit Elevation: 3,268'
Distance: 3.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,618'
Hike Ended: 6:44 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:51
Hike Distance: 6.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,653'

Kearsarge North Trail trailhead on Hurricane Mountain Road

Looking at Pleasant Mountain from the Kearsarge North Mountain fire tower

Directions to trailhead: On Route 16 North, take a right after North Conway onto Hurricane Mountain Road. The trailhead and small parking lot will be up the road on the left (before the fork in the road).

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