Mount Kearsarge
GOOD FOR: Ages 9-12
RATING: (5)


Source:Submitted by hj21hl
Address:Carroll County, New Hampshire
Hours:daylight hours; plan to spend at least 4.5 hours on the trail
Fee: none
Contact:
Bathrooms: no bathrooms, of course
Water/Snacks: none, bring your own in a backpack
Map:

Highly recommended for the beautiful trails and views from the top!

My 7 year old conquering his first BIG mountain!
Photo by: Holly

The location is right after Conway, NH so there is lots to see and do up there! Make sure you take Hurricane Mountain Road. Trailhead will be on left named Kearsarge Trail. However, we arrived at the trailhead at 1pm and did not get down until 5:30pm. Then again, I had my 7 1/2 year old son with me (he's a trooper though and I have been taking him on trails since he was 2.) I suggest heading up early in the morning. We had to drive 2.5 hrs. to get to the trailhead from Manchester, NH. Beautiful view from the top in the tower! Worth the 2.5 hour hike up. This mountain, even though around 2,900ft., was harder than Mount Chocorua at 3,800 ft. Very steep with lots of rocks and roots about 2/3 of the way up. Not good for someone's first mountain. But definitely highly recommended for the beautiful trails and views from the top! One more tip, BRING BUG SPRAY! ;)

Plan B:

Lots to do in Conway: Conway Scenic Railroad, Settler's Green Outlets, Ice Cream, Mini Golf...etc.

Where to Eat Nearby:

Lots of restaurants, both fast food and nice restaurants. We went to Dairy Queen for some Blizzards after the hike :)



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