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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


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, powerline cut, auto road

The NH parks web site suggested the gate may be closed today, so I parked below it and jogged the road, but alas it was still open tonight (the toll booth is boarded up for the winter).

Trail was snow free, but had some avoidable patches of black ice (not enough to warrant light traction). A few isolated patches of a dusting of snow.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 19, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,400'
Time to Trailhead: 00:12
Destination: Mt. Kearsarge
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 1,850'
Summit Elevation: 2,937'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,095'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,555'

Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Kearsarge - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Kearsarge

The sunset as seen from Mt. Kearsarge - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from 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 (off season) auto road.

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