Nice trail, remote and lonely while walking up. Crowded at top as everybody easily can just drive up there by car. Not recommended if you dont like the crowds.

Like David said; the trailhead is closed for a logging operation, so you will need to enter the trail from the dirt road behind Kearsarge Regional High School. It only cuts off a small section of the trail. Great Hike though.

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1 month ago

It’s a short trail to the summit about 1.1 miles but it is a little of a work out. And the summit has a beautiful view. Would def come back in the future or to nearby mountains!! Drove over an hour to check it out :)

it was the trail I have been on

Awesome trail!

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this hike! It was a nice gradual elevation increase and trail had tons of tree roots an rocks for good footing. Good length and you always have the option of going back down on the shorter trail. Views are just amazing! Great hike for family and kids - did this hike with a baby on my back. $4. Fee to get into the Winslow park is well worth it! Bonus for bathrooms, playground and picnic tables at bottom and tables at top!

Beginning section closed due to logging activity. Must start from end of dirt road behind school. Tall grass almost covers the trail in this section. Otherwise a fairly gradual, meandering path up to the Kearsarge summit. From the upper parking area I continued on Lincoln to the summit but returned to the same lot via Rollins Trail then got back onto Lincoln back to the vehicle. Horse flies were seemingly prolific for the lower third of this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike.. there are times where it is a little more aggressive than a moderate hike but the views are worth it. We took the the look and with about 45mins at the summit, we were on this hike for about 3 hours.

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail but still a lot of ice, making the hike a bit more challenging.

5 months ago

Great trail but tough with the current ice and snow conditions for a beginner...will definitely head back in the warmer weather!

hiking
5 months ago

A great hike! During this time of year, the gate is closed and it's close to a 1 mile walk to the trail. Bring crampons or cleats for mainly the way down. The trails are clearly marked, decent views from the tree line about half way up and the summit offers amazing views!!! Saw Mount Cardigan from the summit. The summit was very windy but perfect!

8 months ago

Excellent just got back used crampons no problem amazing views

10 months ago

Beautiful trail - rocky, mossy, and gorgeous views.

11 months ago

Great trail, well marked, super busy though.

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked this trail with a small group (3 adults 3 children 9, 6, and 5 years old). My 9 year old did well without help. The 5 and 6 year old were real troopers. They only required a little assistance on flat rocks on the way down. This is a great half day hike for families with a big pay off at the end. Summit is expansive and has 360 views with plenty of places to rest. The fire tower was open which gave even farther views.

This is the second time we've hiked Kearsarge and it's becoming our favorite local summit. I have a feeling this is also the consensus of the surrounding population as it is always crowded on both trail and summit.

If the fire tower is open climb up and visit the park ranger who appears to resent the public welcome sign as you enter. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

hiking
11 months ago

I would definitely recommend this trail, we climbed up Winslow and took Barlow down. Beautiful views at the top!

hiking
11 months ago

Great views. Slippery rocks up and down.

11 months ago

We hike Mt Kearsarge in Sept 2016 and went up Winslow and down Barlow. And it was tough but great!! This time we hiked up Barlow and down Barlow also. Even though it was not as steep as Winslow it was still a workout and still exciting. A little bit of everything. Flat, roots, rocks, boulders. If you have issues with heights and wide open edges there is one part that can be a bit unnerving for folks like me - scared of heights and wide open edges. However I did it and it was not that hard. On all the rocks and boulders there always was an alternate way up and around if you are unsure of your footing on the rocks. A fantastic hike. Enjoyed it thoroughly! See my recording for the pics of the trail

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

This is not an "easy" hike. It is actually much more steep and rocky than the adjacent Barlow trail. I brought my 4yr old up it, and while she made it I wish we hadn't.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Excellent hike with my 4 year old daughter

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pretty steep, lots of root and rock step climbing. I would not call this easy and definitely not a bit much for my 3yo.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Great hike. Starts easy and gets moderate. Amazing views. Buggy at top. Family friendly.

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