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Good cardio workout. Great view from the top.
I took the trail from Tripoli road and reached the summit. There is a path that leads to East Mt. Osceola from the Mt. Osceola summit which is pretty steep. There is one big rocky steep which is called "chimney" by the hikers. There is an alternate route right beside the chimney which is a bit easier. I took the other route to descend while hiking to East Mt. Osceola. There are a couple of good views on this trail but East Mt. Osceola summit doesn't offer any view. Hiked back through Mt. Osceola climbing the chimney. Hiking chimney was fun. Lovely hike.
LeRoy B. on Spaulding Woods Trail
I love this trail. Most of the folks I meet are mountain biking. My friends suggest that they get burned out on this trail, but they are bikers. I think it is perfect for 1-2 hr hikers. I am very grateful for all the work that went in to this trail.
A nice peaceful trip.Start out at Big Cove on the Contoocook River and go through pine forest then follow a powerline trail, the first section contains some loose sandy soil but is pretty easy going. There is a small pump track at the NE tip of the route. Turning W you go along an abandoned railroad bed and you will see some left over concrete artifacts from the railroad signage. This is also a snowmobile corridor in the winter. Continue on to a large hayfield, there are no houses in sight anywhere along the route. Come to the base of Rattlesnake Hill and follow the singletrack up a steep ascent to the ledges at the wooded peak. All hardwood trees here. The trip back down is a nice ride with no big drops or sharp turns but you can get moving pretty fast.
Went early over the weekend after a recent snowfall. Rock face going up to first peak was a bit icy and challenging, but manageable. Beautiful views throughout the hike. The way down was not as slippery which was a relief. Snowy on one side which was really pretty... even saw some bear tracks! Had a really nice time! Note there is a $3 parking fee for the parking lot, so bring some cash or a check.
Excellent family hike even with some snow. We lucked out with the weather since it was cold enough that it wasn't muddy and the trees were covered with a snow down to the trunks, making for gorgeous views all the way up. Hearing the kids (7 & 9) say "whoa!" when we popped out at the summit and saw the view made it more than worth it. Some low cloud cover, but the views were still great. Snowy tree-tops made it unique. Friendly, light traffic on the trail (Sunday), many with 1 or more dogs. Kids liked navigating the two small water crossings at the start of the trail and the hair/needle ice crystals at the trail's edge. Popped in at the AMC Center for a patch. Another successful November hike in the White Mountains.