Great views at the top. This is a challenging hike.
Made it up in 2 hours and down in hour 45.

This is a really good trail. Varies along the way, from woodsy to rocky to even more rocky. Great views all around at the top, including a good view of Washington. It's a very popular trail though. I got there early and was the second to arrive; by the time I left there must have been 30 cars along the side of the road

hiking
7 days ago

Solid trail. Lots of awesome dogs. Great views from summit.

hiking
15 days ago

The challenge with these "moderate" ratings is that the Lonesome Lake Trail, the Sugarloafs and Mt Kearsarge north are all "moderate." Kearsarge is significantly harder than the other two. Significantly, I tell you, my friends. Some places have Kearsarge listed as moderate side of difficult. There are a few places where the trail evens out and is flat for a minute or two- a welcome break. Other than that, besides a gradual beginning, this hike gets steeper and steeper. It's pretty rocky and rooty, as well. The 360 views at the top are awesome. As I was standing on the top, clouds were blowing through me! The enclosed fire tower is great for windy and cold weather. There is also an outdoor toilet at the top with a great view. I personally wouldn't do this hike if it was wet because going up and down the rock slab would be tough for me, very slippery. I felt that the really good views were at the top. You have a few obstructed by tree views on the way.

hiking
1 month ago

It's above moderate I think. It took us 2h15min to get to the top and 1h50min back. It's very steep. It was a cloudy day, so we didnt enjoy ghe view. Unfortunatelly.

This trail should be rated somewhat above moderate because of its steepness. It took us about 3 hours to get to the top. There's also a lot of rock to climb and not much to view on the way up. The view at the top is worth it though!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, 360 degree views, cool lunch spot at the top, tower is in great shape