Mt. Kearsarge

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CnT group on the summit (7/5/14)


Driving Distance: 38 miles

Hiking Distance: 3 miles round trip (Barlow and Winslow trails)

Difficulty Level: Easy

Driving Directions

To Winslow Picnic Area/Parking Lot

Take I-89S to exit 11, then follow NH-11 E for 5.4 miles. Turn right onto Old Winslow Road, then after a mile take a right onto Kearsarge Mountain Road. This will take you to the parking lot.

If you want to hike the Lincoln Trail, take the Kearsarge Valley Road instead.

Hiking Directions

Barlow and Winslow Trails

This is a nice, comfortable 3 mile loop, with rewarding views along the way. Winslow is steeper (1.1 miles) and has less views than Barlow (1.8 miles).

Trip Reports


Group: Renata Hegyi '16 (leader), Shannon Cleary '16 (heeler), Una Lee '15, Lisa Li '15, Christina Champion VTech '17, Marie Schwalbe '16, Tarika Narain '17

A beautiful spring day with clear views and warm sunshine at the top. There was still a lot of ice/snow on both trails, but Winslow would have been very difficult without microspikes. A quick, fun, and easy hike, left at 9:30 and got back at 3pm.


Group: Anna Knowles '16 (leader), Renata Hegyi '16 (heeler), Maia Salholz-Hillel '15, Tucker Oddleifson '16, Alice Wang '16, Jiyoung Song '16, Yoon Kim '16, Simone Wien '16, Cherry Huang '16, Margaux LeBlanc T'16, Alejandra Cuervo T'16, William Bennet '17, Claire Paulus

We had wonderful weather, though it was quite windy on the summit. This trip is ideal for larger, beginner trips (like ours), it was no trouble to park with the minibus. We left Hanover at 9AM and we were back by 2:15PM. Didn't hurry.

There is a $4 per person entrance fee from May to October to park in the lot. Make sure to ask for a cash advance from CnT to cover it for everyone on the trip!