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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 up the Winslow Trail
Looking up the Winslow Trail

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

For the second hike of the day, we headed up to Mt. Kearsarge. With the state park access road still gated, we did the mile or so roadwalk up to the summer trailhead, then headed up the Winslow Trail. While there were patches of snow and ice, the trail was generally snow free.

With the skies now mostly clear, the views from the top were excellent in all directions.

For the descent, we took the Barlow Trail which, though longer, was much more scenic than the Winslow Trail.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, April 30, 2011
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: 02:15
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,585'

Winslow Trail trailhead
Winslow Trail trailhead

Looking at Ragged Mountain and the White Mountains from Mt. Kearsarge - Click to enlarge
Looking at Ragged Mountain and the White Mountains 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 early spring, 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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