The Wilmot Trail - Mt. Kearsarge

Located in Winslow State Park

Total Distance :(from parking area to summit) approx 1.1 miles
Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate
Climbed July 25, 1998
Weather conditions: Fair - 70's

From Route 11 in take Kearsarge Valley Road south, and follow the signs for Winslow State Park. There is an entrance fee at the gate, but there is ample parking and nice facilities (picnic area, restrooms, water, etc...) as well as a complimentary map of the area and trails. The trail starts from the far end of the parking lot, and is well marked in red blazes. Climbing steeply in some places, and quite ledgy near the top, this makes for a nice day hike, and has beautiful views of the surrounding area at the summit. There is a newly blazed trail for the descent this year which was recommended to us upon entrance to the park. It is a much more wooded trail, and less steep.