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Mount Tecumseh Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waterville Valley, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,385 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

One of the easier New Hampshire 4k Mountains. In and out hike through the Tecumseh Trail that traverses through a couple of brooks and fairly dense forest.

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muddy
2 hours ago

This took me 3.5 hours round trip having done a hike in the morning. It’s a pretty steady climb with few flat spots. Trail was in very good condition, but it was buggy. Good view from the summit. Good day hike. Not many streams along the way, so bring plenty of water. Muddy in spots. Bring bug spray if you’re planning on doing this any time soon. Started at 1:30pm and it was buggy the whole way up.

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rocky
14 hours ago

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7 days ago

Just wow. This trail was amazing. Quite a hike on the way up, took a little over 2 hours. About 1 or less on the way down. Really fun, steep at certain parts and a little bit of rock scramble towards the top. The trail is pretty narrow, maybe 2 feet or less wide at some points, so be careful stepping off the trail not to trample loads of vegetation. There is a beautiful little stream right near the trailhead and the road up here is dirt and fun to drive. Just be careful because it’s pretty busy. The view at the top is a bit overgrown with some pine trees but nevertheless worth the hike with an incredible view of mountains just above the tree line. I would recommend!!

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9 days ago

We had a great time on this trail. only paused the recording for about 15 minutes at the top. Awesome time with family. Yes, that was moose poop. (in response to others posts) Our whole group saw upwards of ten toads. They would be in the middle of the trail and then leap off to the sides as we walked by. Some of the them were massive! Only 3 cars in the lot at 10am. 5 or 6 as we left at 3ish. at 10 am there were loads of cars at the other trailhead on the Northside. (Osceola sp?) Not sure why the great attraction to that one. We liked being a bit more alone on Tecumseh.

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bugs
14 days ago

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26 days ago

Completed this hike on 6/9/20 with a couple friends. From Tripoli Rd Trailhead, the trail is surrounded by very dense forest and is basically a straight incline the whole way (or so it felt that way). We got there kinda late, and there was only 3 other cars in the small lot. Definitely saw the fiddleheads that the other reviewer was talking about. But we also saw several piles of skat on the trail. It looked to be either from a deer or moose, and I was leaning more toward moose because of the size of the skat. Either way we didn't encounter any wildlife on the trail, but thought I'd add this as a heads up! The trailhead sign says the summit is 3.1 miles, so 6.2 roundtrip. It took my group longer than expected because we had a minor injury in the group (5 hrs 15 minutes of hiking time). This trail wasn't technically difficult and was very scenic! But there wasn't much for clear views unless you are at the summit.

muddy
26 days ago

Arrived around noon and back down by 3:30. A bit muddy at times, but other than that great conditions. No too crowded.

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bugs
muddy
28 days ago

Great spring hike. We went up with a chance of rain, and that’s what we got. Trail is in great shape. All snow and ice is gone. Probably only a couple days of fiddle heads left above 3000’. I forgot to end the track, and got a little of Tripoli Rd on the way out. .

recorded Mount Tecumseh Trail

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bugs
29 days ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Stream/river crossing in beginning is pretty easy if you’re careful. Hike isn’t bad itself, accept for how steep it is. It was definitely longer than stated, my watch put it between 7 and 7.5 miles overall.

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1 month ago

River crossing in first 50ft of the trail. Was a bit challenging for the kids, 9 & 11. Otherwise a beautiful hike! Some downed trees we had to navigate around, muddy in spots and only a little ice and snow remaining. Nice view now that some trees were removed!

1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail, it was my first 4k and I highly recommend it to others. I reccomend taking the trail up, but if you're a fiend for views try taking your descent via the ski slopes. Views are amazing the whole time.

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2 months ago

The trail had many places deep snow. I could have used snow shoes. One more thing, the trail is NOT marked well at all. Dont try just walking yo without a map.

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snow
8 months ago

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muddy
scramble
snow
8 months ago

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8 months ago

A beautiful wooded hike with a great view out over Waterville Valley from the summit. This is actually 3.1 miles each way so 6.2 total, not 5.4 as the description says.

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8 months ago

Tough hike with only one really good viewing opportunity at the end. It goes down before it reaches the summit so don’t turn around before reaching the end or it’s probably not worth it. Beautiful and not a lot of people. Lots of roots wet leaves and mud though.

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9 months ago

starting from tripoli road we crossed two rivers, then headed in for an immediate steep incline for roughly 2 miles. After about 2 miles we hit a flat land, descended a bit, then returned to another steep incline to the summit. The summit offered a beautiful woodsy peak with gorgeous views of waterville valley. The descent was rather easy, all in all took us a little over 5 hours including a few breaks and a 40 minute lunch/photo break at the summit.

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9 months ago

Great condition and. No bugs sunny for most of the hike with a little rain at the end. The leaves are starting to change so that was lovely. Enjoyable. Took is around 4.5 hours

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rocky
9 months ago

Easy gradual start. After the off-trail view, it’s a long straight up hike with decent incline for about an hour. Not a great view but worth it to do it at least once.

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9 months ago

Easy hike up via Tripoli road. We went in the late spring, so the ski slopes were closed and we used them for our descent.

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9 months ago

Took the Tripoli trail. Didn't like it to dark , damp ground was soft and muddy. Plus no views until the top.

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9 months ago

Trail was easy to follow - entire trail through woods. No view until the top. The steepest climb was at the end. Had to be careful of footing because ground was pretty wet and it was slippery on rocks and tree roots.

9 months ago

Fun hike. Went with a few people who have never hiked before. Out and back from Tripoli rd. 2 hours up and 1 1/2 down

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10 months ago

Lovely trail, a little relentless with the incline. Whoever said this was an easier alternative to the Waterville Valley side of the Tecumseh Trail was out of their minds.

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