Mount Osceola via Greeley Pond Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.8 miElevation gain3,021 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Ansel Barnum
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Hiking

73% gradient made for a brutal ascent and white knuckle descent. Ice ax would have helped with both.

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Sindhudweep Sarkar
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Snowshoeing

East Osceola and Osceola via the Ski Trail parking lot which is plowed in winter. Please use snowshoes on the ski trail to be nice for the nordic and skinning skiiers.

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Sindhudweep Sarkar
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SnowshoeingGreat!IcySnow

Parked at the XC ski lot; snowshoed along the XC ski trail (please be friendly to nordic and alpine skinners). Snowshoe televators made quick work of the trail on the ascent which starts for real after the junction with the mt osceola trail. Took the proper trail on the way up the chimney, and took the bypass on the way back. The technical ice axe I had was most certainly overkill, but made everything super easy. Direct for a hiking trail, even in the whites. A couple of small sections might be WI 1 in difficulty in my estimation. A real winter gem for hikers. A natural clearing prior to east osceola may have been the path of a previous avalanche.

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Luis Torres
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Bruce Borofsky
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Mike Censullo
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Hiking

Trail was pretty packed down for the first 2 miles, but where it got steep it turned more to loose powder. Wore snowshoes all the way up to Mt Osceola, and switched to microspikes for the way down. Went around the chimney no problem.

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John W. Gennell
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Hiking

The trail was well-packed with only a 3-4in layer of fresh snow on top. Used micro-spikes and no snowshoes, and it wasn't too bad. The ice damn at the chimney wasn't too bad and we were able to make it up pretty easily with ice axes. Snow was perfect for sliding down East Osceola.

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Joshua Pressley
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Lindsey Mahoney
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Conor Noonan
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Christopher Wojcik
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HikingIcySnow
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Eric Johnson
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Hiking
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Stephanie Cawley
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Hiking

Great hike that I hadn't done in a long time. Steep after leaving the Greeley Pond Trail, up to the East Peak with occasional views at this time of year. Viewless East Peak at the summit then the drop into the col before heading up the famed Osceola chimney. 3 hikers were stuck there so we opted for the bypass which was way easier and quicker than a quick jaunt to the summit of Mt Osceola. Sunny skies and protected from the breeze made for a surprisingly long and comfortable summit lunch. Definitely steep requiring spikes all the way up and down and careful and deliberate steps on the descent, but doable. Still there is ice lurking under the snow so being careful is in order!

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mary montesalvo
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Hiking

1-8-2021 trail well packed, used micros for whole hike, but wished I had brought the hillsounds for descent. couple of sections of snow drifts between East Osc and Osc. and used the bypass (bypass) for the chimney at the col. Spectacular views at Osc - windy day but blue sky - always a great day when out in the mountains!

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Bruce Borofsky
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Paul Schnizler
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Well, that was steep and snowy! Doesn’t look like anyone had made it from East to the main peak the last couple days as we were the first ones to trudge through it this morning. Didn’t bring the snowshoes, but spikes are a must. This was my wife and I’d first time, so didn’t know how to tackle the chimney since everything was snow covered. Ended up going up the bypass, and that still took some prayers. Beautiful day, tough hike!

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Jack W
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HikingGreat!Icy

Great hike. Spikes needed for sure but no snowshoes. The steep climb up to East Osceola a challenge, icy, but totally doable. Saw 4 or 5 other groups.

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Melissa Bickelman
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Jason T
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HikingIcySnow

Bring the spikes, great, difficult hike in the snow.

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Sofia Diaco
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HikingGreat!IcyMuddyRockySnow

Pack your spikes! The top third of the trail was iced over, and the ridge connecting the two peaks was a mixture of ice and snow. Steep going up to East Osceola once you get on Mt Osceola trail. Awesome views!

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