Mt. Kearsarge

About this Location

Mount Kearsarge is a mountain located in Merrimack and Sullivan counties. It is part of the Wapack Range of mountains and has an elevation of 2,937 feet. Mount Kearsarge is a popular destination for hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing, as it offers views of the surrounding area and a fire tower at the summit. The mountain has two state parks, Winslow State Park and Rollins State Park, that provide access to different trails and facilities. 

On a very clear day, skyscrapers in the city of Boston, Massachusetts 80 miles away are visible from the fire tower on the summit. The summit has remained bare since a 1796 forest fire.

The name of the mountain evolved from a 1652 rendering of the indigenous name for the mountain, Carasarga, which it is surmised means “notch-pointed-mountain of pines.”

Notable Trails

The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike on Mount Kearsarge.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Last updated October 31, 2023