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Mount Tecumseh Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waterville Valley, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,283 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The smallest of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers (standing at 4,003 feet tall) sits adjacent to Waterville Valley Ski area. A lovely hike to do during any season! Follow the trail 1.2 miles to a view point then another 1 (steep) mile to the cross trail between the Tecumseh Trail and the Sosman trail. From there, the summit is 0.3 miles away. There are limited views, but it is still beautiful!

hiking
12 hours ago

5/27/20-Still some ice and snow towards the top and crampons made it much easier. Lots of water and mud due to the snow melting. A bit steep but overall a great hike!

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23 hours ago

Solid hike that is fairly quick. Got out early to beat the heat and wasn’t too bad for the hike. Still has some ice and used crampons for about a mile on the way down to make things quicker. There were some muddy spots but easily avoidable by rock hopping, will get worse as the snow melts. The view wasn’t great today with some haze. Overall decent quick hike.

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1 day ago

pretty steep hike with a good view. definitely recommend bringing microspikes, the last half is super icy and we were glad to have them on the way down!

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2 days ago

We completed Tecumseh on 5.24 and it was great. Mostly warm and sunny. Still plenty of snow the last mile. I’d recommend spikes, if only to make it more enjoyable. Trail wasn’t crowded when we started around 8, but we saw lots of folks on the way down.

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2 days ago

Lots of fun doing this trail. Completed the trail 5/26. The ascend was challenging but the descend was very enjoyable. Snow/icy, but hiking poles and boot spikes made it very doable. The view at the summit was washed out by cloud coverage but still managed to get a good view halfway up at a spot that lets you out onto ski slopes. A bit muddy here and there but not bad.

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3 days ago

Great trail! Beautiful weather! Would suggest crampons due to ice and snow. Was able to get through most of the ice/snow without them but once I put on my crampons it was much easier

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3 days ago

Would have liked to get to the summit but we didn’t bring crampons and it started getting icy about half way up. Good trail but current conditions are tough without the gear.

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3 days ago

May 22nd 2020 start-8:20am /off 2:00pm. Stayed at summit for half hr was so sunny & beautiful. 1st half didn’t need micro ice cleat but the last half climb we did. Still had snow and ice on trail. The top was snowless. 3 hrs up with tons of 30 -60 second stops. 2 hrs down. The last river crossing was higher on descend got feet wet. Nice climb all in all. I wouldn’t recommend climbing without trekking poles w/baskets for descend mostly and micro ice cleats.

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4 days ago

Had an absolute blast. Assumed we were underprepared for the hike because we usually are and thought maybe our trail running shoes wouldn’t cut it for a hike at this time in the season. We were presently surprised with how well we succeeded. Sure the trail was snowy and a bit icy for 30-50% of the hike but we didn’t struggle getting up at all (two hikers in microspikes did give us judging looks tho for our sho ice in shoes). We were thinking the way down would be a bit slower for us then usual with the conditions but it flew by. We had the time of our lives run/sliding/hiking down the snow. Made us channel that inner child in all of us seeing how far we could slide with each step and not falling. 10/10 would recommend. Disclaimer we are 24 yr old runners who have only really done summer hikes but love an adventure

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4 days ago

Ice and snow from 1.5 miles to just before the summit. Great views. Brought my German Shepherd and she loved it. Would recommend. :)

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5 days ago

Listen if you’re planning to hike this anytime soon you need microspikes. Yes you, you reading this. That’s who I talking to. Get microspikes. 10/10 views

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked up today with a big group, great view from the top, surprisingly big crowds. The top half is still very icy/snowy, especially the half mile after the side trail to the ski slopes. The Sosman Trail still has deep snow and isn’t that packed down, we all fell down to our knees a few times

hiking
5 days ago

This was an enjoyable hike but an underwhelming experience at the top.

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