Mount Osceola Trail

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Mount Osceola Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Breathtaking vistas of Kancamagus wilderness with a steep incline. This hike will bring you to the highest peaks of the Sandwich Range with good views to the east despite wooded summits This is a short but steep climb to get the tallest peak in the Sandwich Range and it's sister peak East Osceola. Although both summits are wooded there are ledges on the way up East and a viewpoint towards the east from Mt. Osceola. to get there you will take the Greely Pond Trail from the Kancamangus Highway to the Mt. Osceola trail which turns off to the west just before the ponds. NOTE: Price for parking on Tripoli Road has changed to $5.

3 days ago

loved It!!!

3 days ago

What an amazing view!!!

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9 days ago

(I'm 45, reasonably fit, but not an experienced hiker.) This hike was a good work out, but with little to no views during the ascent, everything hinged on the weather at the summit. I got lucky, and it was a spectacular reveal (the guy that arrived two minutes after me whooped in surprise when he saw the view!). Not so good for the folks who arrived later that day, as the summit was shrouded in clouds and nobody wanted to hang around. The East Peak is also a little anti-climactic after the first summit. If I was doing this again I'd just do the main summit - it's a quick ascent, great view, and you can then take your time getting down.

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10 days ago

10 days ago

Hiked from Tripoli Road trailhead and Mount Osceola Trail to Mount Osceola and East Osceola on 10/7/2017. Up to Osceola was relatively easy and approximately 3 miles. Between Osceola and East Osceola is markedly more difficult.

The weather was disappointing with rain and clouds throughout the day so we only had occasional views. Our GPS said we did 7.8 miles out and back which is different than maps show.

Anyway, always fun to be on the trail and to get two more 4,000 footers was an added bonus.

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16 days ago

I found a pair of wireless headphones on trail near Chimney..... please reply with color and type if they are yours.....GREAT Hike !!!

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17 days ago

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17 days ago

Had heard lots of complaints about how rocky this trail is. While it is rocky, I don't think it's that much rockier than any other trail in the Whites. The trail is a steady, not difficult climb, with lots of switchbacks. There is no really steep section. The view from the summit is amazing and there's plenty of room to spread out.

24 days ago

nice. peaceful and great view at top.

29 days ago

It is a nice trail with steady elevation up. No trail marks, but should be easy to follow. However we did make a mistake around 1 mile, missing a sharp turn. There is log pile supposed to block the way, but we just walk over. And found we were not the only group in the off-trail woods. It is a good workout and the review on the top is beautiful.

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1 month ago

really tough trail, lots of near vertical scrambling, worth the trip!

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1 month ago

The view at the end is worth all the effort to come up. Great workout on the way up.