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Nice and easy hike/nature walk to the falls! Water was super cold to jump in but there were nice places to swim at the end and a cool rock water slide to go down on too. Great place to cool off and fun to take friends and family with you!

Nice trail with a beatiful view.

backpacking
5 days ago

Great hike. Recommend starting on Greeley Pond side and working towards Osceola from there. Don’t bother going all the way to Tripoli road. Only good overnight camping locations we found were on East Osceola. Limited water gathering spots. Winds on the top were pretty strong.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked this from the Lincoln Woods Trailhead... about 12.5 miles up to Mt. Flume and back. Nice challenging hike and lots to see!

2018-0609 great hike on a beautiful day. very cold and windy at the tower.

Hands down one of the best views of the whites! Boots on the ground at 0730 and made to the summit at 1045 to Bond Cliff, hung put up top for over and hour and was back at the car by 1540. Those who are fairly athletic bond cliff is doable in a day , farther than that or mount bond I would recommend camping . High mileage hike but keep in mind roughly 8 miles of flat hiking for the round trip.

Amazing hike with the best views coming from MT Garfield.. .Not recommended for newbies or out of shape hikers. .My hiking partner and I started clockwise finishing coming down the 4.9 mile trail off bond cliff then the long 8 miles on the Lincoln wood trail to the Parking lot...Next will be the Presidential Traverse

Went from Tripoli road to East Osceola and back. Clocked in at about 9.5 total miles. Good hike and a crew was there clearing the downed trees so the trail is very clean now. The scramble up the chimney is fun and not as challenging as it looks.

This was an amazing trail that offers spectacular views from every peak. We did this in 4 days and 3 nights. Starting at Bondcliff made for an 11 mile first day, but was manageable with the gradual incline from Lincoln Woods. We added on the West Bond and Galehead summits to this trip as well. The dip between Garfield and Lafayette is long and difficult. The ridge is has views that are breath taking, but watch your footing with the wind that happens. The ridge seems to go forever and your thankful when you have tree cover again.
Currently between Haystack and Liberty there are 100+ trees down, slowing the pace and making the trail more interesting.
Overall, it is a difficult hike but worth every sore muscle in the end.

We wanted to test our limits, and this proved to be our limit. My wife and I turned around a little past Bondcliff because the views are basically the same as Mount Bond. Overall, it was about 20 miles. I would strongly suggest backpacking and setting up camp at the base of the mountain, or the first mile up, to split it into two days. One day will leave you completely drained, trust me. The trail itself is flat and easy for the first 4-5 miles, then when you make the left to go up it remains easy, but gets gradually steeper. Then the trail becomes difficult about 1-2 miles before the alpine. After the alpine it becomes much easier. Overall, it was 9 hours round trip. Even though we were completely drained, the views made up for it.

hiking
21 days ago

We started on the Tripoli road side at 5:30 pm. The first two miles of our hike were rocky and somewhat steep. The trail hasn’t been fully cleared from the winter storms so we came across lots of fallen trees and branches that interrupted the trail. You have to do a bit of maneuvering to get around them but it wasn’t so bad that we felt our hike was disrupted. After two miles in, we found a cleaning and camped for the night. The weather was pleasant and a bit brisk. The next morning we summited Mt Osceola, where the top was very cloudy and foggy. We didn’t see any snow or ice patches.

walking
21 days ago

Great for the kids. Very easy with a great payoff with the falls at the end.

Nice place

Hiked this trail to the end and the short distance on the Ridge to Mt. Flume. Osseo is a beautiful trail, and moderate in difficulty (the hardest part is really the length- 11.2 miles out and back). The monorail is still there in the flat area below the summit, but was easily negotiated. The stairs are snow and ice free. Great trail, fantastic views!

This trail is not bad, it’s probably great in the summer/fall, BUT, if you’re going there anytime soon, please bring some micro-spikes because there is still a ton of ice and about 2/3 feet of snow in some areas. I did this with some friends today and it took us so long because we were all terrified of getting hurt. We had good hiking shoes and trekking poles, but that didn’t save us from the intense postholing, slipping, and bruising for at least a third of the trail. The trail is shaded so that’s really nice, and there’s not much to see until you get to the summit/pass by the lake. We went up to Mt. Cannon summit via the Hi-Cannon trail (not well marked FYI) and made our way down via the Lonesome Lake trail - the views were cool and the lake was a nice reward after surviving the ice.

hiking
1 month ago

Middle half of the trail is a mess. Desperately needs maintenance. Not enjoyable. Coming down I realized there is a trail next to the trail for most of the middle section with makes it a bit easier, but I couldn’t find it on the way up. Lost the trail several times due to fallen trees etc. even though there are plenty of blazes. View is wonderful. Haven’t done the blue trail that approaches further north. Maybe that trail is better.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

First time on a trail and it was great!! There was still snow on the trail that we weren’t totally prepared for but it was manageable. Took the dog with me and my wife. We couldn’t of asked for a better time. The falls were beautiful and was totally worth it.

Loved the view!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

second time hiking the greely pond trail to East Osceola Summit on a day in February it was 55 ° on the summit! we got a late start (started at 11 am) with it being so warm the river was really high, lots of ice covered in slushy snow. mono rail was this and slushy so.we stuck with micro spikes and trecking poles we're life savers. we started to head over to Mount Osceola but opted to turn around after a few hundred yards of us and the dogs post holing, we didn't post hole at all up to that point - plus rain was coming in. by the time we got back down to the river crossing it had doubled in size making it impossible to cross without getting our boots soaked. we hike very often and this trip took us 6 hours with maybe a total stops of 1 hour (had to make some jet boil coffee at the summit!) fun hike with great views but with the warmer weather approaching be prepared!

backpacking
4 months ago

Easy trail, great for a break after a Presi traverse. Nice swimming hole and cliff jumping a little up river of the falls. Keep trekking past the end of the trail (sign says trail ends but path continues) for some excellent riverside camping

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike!! Would hike again for sure

Wow, first time on this trail in the winter. it was mostly hard packed snow all the way to the falls. Did not need spikes until the final incline up to the falls and to have safe footing near the water. It's a beautiful walk in the winter too. This was my first winter hike and a good starter to test my new gear.

hiked to the lake soaked up some sun then took the hi cannon loop trail. was a tough hike in snow and ice. so happy to have micro spikes on. the hike was wonderful and there are many views along the way. it was neat to see and use the ladder on our way down. a few really steep sections.
all in all I loved it and the weather was great. about mid to lower 30's

on Mount Osceola Trail

4 months ago

A long and beautiful trail. Much of the start is flat, but then the other half is full of switchbacks and steep climbs. The summit offers exceptional views of the presidentials, but it’s a bit tricky to navigate. Very few flat areas and the the routes to the top above the tree line aren’t clear, but doable. .

Great trail for snowshoeing. It was easy to follow even during a snowstorm.

hiking
6 months ago

Trailhead on Tripoli Rd is NOT accessible in the winter months. (Road is closed.)

hiking
7 months ago

Top is definitely worth the hike! Big payoff. It was very wet with water flowing down most of the trail after a couple of days rain, so watch that.

hiking
7 months ago

not a lot to see on the way up, but the view from the top is wonderful.

Great hike and beautiful views at the top, the beginning is long with little elevation gain but spikes two thirds of the way in. Head out early to beat the sunset!

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