The sign says they expect it to be back open in a few weeks, so hopefully by end of October! But the views were worth everything. Please note the road is closed before trail which makes the hike 10 miles total. Will have to come back when there’s better weather. Otherwise, the trail was well marked and the summit view was spectacular. The views at the top are stunning. That said, loved the trail. Kearsarge are outstanding. Just right! After 3.0 miles on Lincoln Trail, turn right at the junction with the wide path (still Lincoln Trail). lovely day for it. Must start from end of dirt road behind school. Definitely worth taking the rocky side for the views it provides! Quite icy so I would highly recommend traction devices and poles. Stopped for 30 minutes at Baker Ledge. All of those boulders were very secure, but if that’s not for you, it sounds like the Rollins trail is a bit more tame. Memorial Day 2019 with 2 of my 3 Sons & a Son from "another mother" we went for a hike to the top of Mount Kearsarge. No bugs as it was cold (around 65-68) when we started. - See 54 traveler reviews, 63 candid photos, and great deals for Warner, NH, at Tripadvisor. The Winslow Trail was flooded out from the recent warmer temps. Lincoln Trail near Mount Kearsarge’s summit Mount Kearsarge is a so-called monadnock, a generic term for a lone-standing mountain that comes from Mount Monadnock in southern New Hampshire. At Rollins State Park, a 3- ½ mile auto road sets you up for a quick, but steep half-mile hike to the top of Mount Kearsarge. Mount Kearsarge via Lincoln Trail is a 13.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Sutton, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Mt. The Lincoln Trail has some very steep sections that were covered in ice which required us to go slowly and carefully. Overall good hike with an open summit with lots of room, picnic tables and a fire tower you can climb. Lincoln Trail to Mt. The Lincoln Trail, which is a popular route up to the summit of Mount Kearsarge, can be accessed by using Mastin Road to connect you with the SRK Greenway Trail in the SPNHF Black Mountain Preserve. Mount Kearsarge Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. As long as you are prepared, with the appropriate layers and gear, I would say that the hard rating is a bit much. 480.07 m Down, 9.7 mi Cardigan, Mt. Gorgeous trail , minor discomfort with logging works compensated with less human beings:) . It was mostly a gradual climb along a single track after the logging road, and then it gets a bit steeper the last .75 mile or so. 1,090' Up Along the way you pass through pine and then on to an old gravel forestry road. 480.23 m Up 4.2 km Glad I had wind jacket, windy with snow squalls. 2.6 mi Mount Kearsarge is the perfect hike for beginners and children and offers a big reward at the top. Mount Kearsarge vía Lincoln Trail. • • 7,936' Up For the descent, we followed Rollins Trail for 0.5 where it ends at a parking area. Kearsarge Mountain State Forest NH Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. spikes were necessary to peak. there was a bit of snow on the ground and very slippery in places. It's also fairly close for us eastern Mass. • Really fun hike but took a lot longer than I was expecting with the icy leaves on the trails! 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