Mount Kearsarge North is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, NH that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until October.
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.
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....
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
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.
Great hike on July 3rd.... Most spectacular views on an amazing clear day.....
Exceptional view. Slowly becoming steppier and rockier but really worth the effort.
Most tiring "moderate" we've done. Steady climb with some steeper rocky parts as well as some nice open area slabs to cross about 1/2 way. Little buggy at the top but amazing view on such a clear sunny afternoon. One lonely lady slipper right at trailside to look for!
Nice hike. Bring bug spray. Was in a cloud at the top so no views so have to go again sometime!