Osseo Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Osseo Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3172 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

river

views

hiking
4 days ago

A momentous hike for my wife - her first 4000 footer on her birthday nonetheless! We started at Lincoln Woods parking lot - original plan was to bike the 1.5 miles each way to Osseo Trailhead but there was so much chaos getting ready before we knew it we were on the trail. In hindsight, biking to trailhead would have been better choice - only because we would have got to a beautiful swimming hole on the Pemi much sooner on a very warm day! 11.2 miles in and out, accomplished in 6.30 hours - great experience at summit - wife was serenaded by a large crowd of hikers to happy birthday in both English and French... tres magnificiant hike which we found to be moderate.

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
Monday, September 05, 2016

We liked this trail but only did it in the descending direction at the end of our Pemi loop. The switchbacks made the descent easier than we expected and the trail seems to be quite well-kept. There are many ladder steps in the steeper parts which was great for the knees going down but are probably pretty tiring going up. We were surprised by the easy footing along this whole trail.

The brook is beautiful and the views from Flume are really nice. The trees seem to be growing up and obscuring the views into the Pemi Wilderness a little bit but you can still see a lot! It seemed like this trail would be a nice fall hike when the birches and maples have changed colors.

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

camping
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This is a great trail that leads to Mount Flume. It has a lot of switchbacks which makes it a fairly easy hike. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely some steep parts! Towards the end of the trail to Mt. Flume, there are wooden stairs which can be very steep so be careful! You get some sneak peeks of what the view looks like while you're hiking up but it is surely a surprise when you get up there. I recommend continuing onto the Franconia Ridge Trail after Flume and hiking up to Mount Liberty. Liberty has better 360 degree views. I also recommend staying at the Liberty Springs Tentsite just past Liberty as this can be a long hike one way.