Osceola and East Osceola via Greely Pond Trail

HARD 30 reviews

Osceola and East Osceola via Greely Pond Trail is a 7.1 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,031 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

great views at summit

hiking
10 days ago

Trail wasn't too busy, even on a Saturday, and very challenging. After about a third of the way up, it becomes very steep. Not much of a view from East Osceola but plenty of lookouts before. Beautiful view from top of Osceola. Chimey was fun and took alternate route to left coming down. Took us 7 hours but our pace was ok the slower side.

hiking
23 days ago

Did this hike with a small group of 5 and my 4.5 year old retriever mix. Conditions were about 60 degrees and overcast with periodic spurts of light rain. Started from Greeley pond trail just after 9am, reached the summit of Oseola just before noon. Views at the top were still incredible even with the clouds. Fairly chilly and windy at the top. Started our decent around 1210pm and reached the trailhead at 230pm. 5.5 hours total with several snack/view/picture breaks. There were some spots that were a bit difficult for my dog, especially due to the rain, but overall she handled the hike very well. Highly recommend this hike, its a great day trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike solo, and was in perfect solitude all the way up to East Osceola, with no one in sight until I reached Mount Osceola. It was definitely fun and a good workout, though there are a lot of trees for almost the entire trail. Loved the “Chimney” between East Osceola and Osceola!

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike, definitely has some very tough points at times but great views once you reach the top!

6 months ago

Climbed on New Years Eve. Steep! Cold! Nice broken out trail. One good scramble around the icy chimney. Take with caution using tree handholds. Some great views reward your efforts. Took it slow on the steep descent. Snowshoed the whole thing. Lots of blowdowns on the ridge necessitated some hands and knees to navigate. Great day! Saw only one other person out.

This was difficult for sure but what an adventure! Not prepared for the chimney based on people saying it wasn’t like rock climbing I beg to differ with that! Some really tough parts but a lot of fun at the same time. Would NOT recommend this in the spring it is a very wet trail, lots of mud and streams to cross. Would suggest fall as the best time as it’s so dense and damp you would be eaten alive in the summer by the bugs!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Tough but good for me!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Definitely more of a hard hike than moderate, especially considering the climbs and stuff like the Chimney. Views are great, especially from Osceola, and it's a great hike for bagging two 4,000 footers.

hiking
11 months ago

Strongly agree, amazing hike, incredibly difficult verticles both up and down. Definitely NOT a moderate hike! A 6 hour hike, difficult/strenuous. Check your White Mountain Guide and you'll see that this hike is straight up!

hiking
11 months ago

This was a fun hike although I would rate it as hard not moderate! The trail starts out moderate but then becomes a very steep rock scramble that took more time to descend than to summit. If you are in reasonable fitness you can do this. There were many water crossings and lots of mud but all very doable. The "chimney" between East Osceola to Osceola was great fun going up. We took the alternate easier way to the left on the way back... I'm not sure it was really any easier than the chimney would have been. The views from the summit of Mount Osceola were amazing!

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