Rightfully in the moderate category maybe verging on difficult. Awesome payoff for the view! #babehike

We made this hike on Nov 10th and while it may be rated moderate for the 20-40 group, for those of us in our 70s, it is more difficult than that.

After all it is an ascent of 2568' in 3 miles. And the fallen leaves made for some tricky conditions.

With that said, I'm glad we tackled this one. It was on the cool side, but we were dressed for it and we always take plenty of food and fluids.

The views of the Presidential and surrounding ranges were awesome.

White capped Mt. Washington looked spectacular.

3 hours up, half hour on the chilly, windy top, and 3 hours down.

I won't do any more long hikes after daylight savings ends. The days are too short...it was dark when we got back to the trail head.

Rating: Moderately Strenuous.

Best view in the valley. Worth the climb.

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1 month ago

Well, we made it to the top, but it took us 3 1/2 hours. It was a beautiful clear October day so the views were fantastic. It took us almost two hours to descend, so the whole hike, including a half hour on the peak, took 6 hours. Plan accordingly! We brought water but no food, which was a mistake we won't repeat. We are inexperienced hikers who had never tackled a hike this high or this long before, so we really had to take our time going up with lots of short rests. We can certainly attest that this trail was much more strenuous that the Black Cap trail we did last year. It's rated as moderate, but from our perspective as amateur 60ish hikers it was much more difficult than we expected.

on Mount Kearsarge North

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The hike was fabulous...The trail was beautiful through the woods. Upon reaching the Fire Tower the 360 degree view was well worth the climb. Just a word of caution..it is extremely slippery if hiking after the slightest rain....

hiking
3 months ago

A good workout hike up the hill with a nice view up top!

Found this to be very challenging. Great views. Varied terrain.

Nice hike, can get a bit slippery when wet, so need to take extra care going downhill. It actually took me longer to come down vs. going up. Great views from the top!

I hiked this trail several months ago, had a great time. I took some great pictures of the wonderful views. Could see the Fryeburg fair going on. Was a great day and I'll have to do it again.

Well marked moderate trail. Deceiving At times because of clearing then back into the woods you go! Large rocks enabled secure footing. Amazing 360 degree views especially on top the water tower

Great winter hike. Can be done with simple traction devices. Well travelled and packed down. Fire tower at the top gives a full 360 view of the whites and a great look at Mount Washington. Done it in summer too and it's good hike then as well.

Loved this hike... perfect scenery

on Mount Kearsarge North

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly difficult, but the views from the fire tower at the top were worth it.

Great trail! Very challenging trail for my 9 and 7 yr old daughters. Spotted a bear on the way down.
Highly recommend