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Kearsarge Mountain Road

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3.6 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,430' -436 m
High: 2,575' 785 m
Low: 1,145' 349 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 8% (4°)
Max Slope: 14% (8°)
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Easy/moderate skiing, nice workout, and great views.

Rik van Riel
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The website for Rollins State Park has information on use for this park.

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In summer, this road takes hikers to a trailhead for Mount Kearsarge. The road has several viewpoints, with great views in different directions. In winter, it is closed to all motorized traffic. This is a great cross country / backcountry workout. The road is just steep enough in places to make it for fun skiing, but not so steep that it is impossible to go up with fish scales or ski down with cross country gear.

There are views at several points along the way, so you do not need to ski the full 7 miles round trip to have fun.

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Jan 18, 2019
John Desmond
Hiked up the access road > groomed trail > power line path. Bootpacked/groomed trail was slick but powerline section was soft, fun dust-on-crust. 1.3mi
Jan 6, 2018
Nick AWL
8mi — 5h 00m

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View from the first lookout, to the southwest?
Dec 17, 2017 near Andover, NH
A view of the Belknaps?
Dec 17, 2017 near Andover, NH
A view of the Pat's Peak ski area, coming down Kearsarge Mountain Road.
Dec 17, 2017 near Andover, NH
The road ends at the summer trailhead, half a mile from the summit of Mount Kearsarge.
Dec 17, 2017 near Andover, NH
Kearsarge Mountain Road sees some good use during winter.
Dec 17, 2017 near Sutton, NH

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