Osgood Trail is a 9.5 mile out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.5 miles
3,599 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



Directions from Dolly Copp Campground,: Travel past the campground entrance (Dolly Copp Road) to the very end. Begin on Gulf Link Trail and hike about 1 mile to Great Gulf Trail and hike about 2 more miles to reach Osgood Trail.

7 months ago

Great trail but pretty tough. I've hiked most of the 48 and a bunch of other places in the Whites and this trail is the only one I've really truly bonked on. Pack plenty of water and take your time.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Yet another spectacular White Mountain, Presidential hike. Last hiked it on August 28-29, 1993. Hiked Great Gulf Trail to Osgood Trail, to Mt. Madison. Down Daniel Webster Trail.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Overview, map and 1 other review here don't seem to be accurate. Osgood Trail runs along ridge from Osgood camp site (well below the tree line) area on SE side of Mount Madison up a few thousand feet in elevation to the summit of Mount Madison and down to Madison Spring Hut. You do break out of the tree line well before the true summit (there are several lower summits to tease you). The trail is reasonably well maintained but very vertical (no switchbacks) and very rocky above the tree line. Views above the tree line are wonderful and make the climb worth it - if the weather is cooperating. I posted a link with better detail info on the trail.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Beautiful trail goes the distance and never seemed to dip below tree line, execellent views to be had walking this trail. Star Lake, Madison, and Adams cant beat it.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016