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Mt Osceola

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One of the shortest and easiest of the 4000 footers, ending with a spectacular bare ledge on the summit.


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5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Point to Point

4,326' 1,319 m

High

2,330' 710 m

Low

2,305' 703 m

Up

2,300' 701 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

77%

Max Grade (38°)

Dogs Unknown

You can access this hike from either the Kancamangus Highway (starting with Greeley Ponds trail) or Tripoli Road. Tripoli Road is typically closed November until whenever the snow melts (usually end of May).

Description

The approach from the southwest is the easiest way to get to Osceola. In that direction, it is about a mile to East Osceola, which is another 4000 footer but has no view. The trail is markedly rougher between the summits of the two peaks. To do only Osceola from the southwest is about 6.4 miles roundtrip.

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Shared By:

Cameron Flynn with improvements by Marshall Bronfin

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Photos

East Osceola Mountain sunrise
Feb 14, 2018 near Watervi…, NH
View midway between Osceola and East Osceola
Feb 14, 2018 near Watervi…, NH
Osceola Mountain view
Feb 14, 2018 near Watervi…, NH
View coming down from East Osceola
Feb 14, 2018 near Watervi…, NH
Mt Osceola Summit
Jun 16, 2021 near Watervi…, NH
The view from the summit of Osceola.
Nov 16, 2020 near Watervi…, NH

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Sep 19, 2021
Lora Doerfer
Sep 4, 2021
Zhejian Ji
To the first summit, out & back 5.8mi — 5h 41m
Jun 19, 2021
Ethan Brother
Greeley pond to trailhead (reverse)
Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
A gradual, if sometimes rocky climb to a fine 4000' summit overlooking Waterville Valley.
Nov 14, 2020
Jackson Myers
Hiked Osceola summit and back down (not east peak). It was below freezing on the summit getting icy above 3000 feet later in the day and we used spike — 4h 09m
Oct 20, 2020
Dani Konrad
10.6mi — 6h 30m
Oct 4, 2020
Anna Dinger
Anna and Ted 5.2mi
Aug 28, 2020
Morgan Wilson
6.4mi — 5h 15m