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Mt. Osceola, Mt. Osceola (East Peak)
Livermore, NH, Lincoln, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Mt. Osceola Trail to Mt. Osceola
Mt. Osceola Trail to Mt. Osceola

Route: Mt. Osceola Trail

Another very hot day. While I would have preferred to ascend out of the sunlight from the Kanc, paving on Route 16 persuaded me to go to Waterville.

Since I cannot stand the rocky first portion of the Osceola Trail, I allowed myself to listen to some music during the ascent. After passing a decent number of descending hikers, the second half of the ascent to Mt. Osceola was quiet. Reaching the summit, I had hazy views from the ledge vista.

The heat started to catch up to me as I worked my way to East Osceola. Reaching the summit, I was ready for a nap. Pushing back to the main peak via the chimney, I was eager to get out of the heat. I ended up reaching the trailhead around sunset, almost longing for some rain to cool things down.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Osceola
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Osceola (East Peak)
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, August 17, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:06 PM
Parking Elevation: 2,340'
Destination: Mt. Osceola
Ascent Commenced: 4:06 PM
Summit Reached: 5:22 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:16
Trailhead Elevation: 2,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,340'
Distance: 3.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,090'
Destination: Mt. Osceola (East Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 5:25 PM
Summit Reached: 5:56 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 4,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,156'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 386'
Hike Ended: 8:04 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,171'


Mt. Osceola Trail trailhead at the Tripoli Road parking lot
Mt. Osceola Trail trailhead at the Tripoli Road parking lot

Looking at Mt. Carrigain from Mt. Osceola - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Carrigain from Mt. Osceola

The Mt. Osceola Trail between Mt. Osceola and the East Peak
The Mt. Osceola Trail between Mt. Osceola and the East Peak

Looking at the Tripyramids from near the summit of the East Peak of Mt. Osceola - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Tripyramids from near the summit of the East Peak of Mt. Osceola

Topographic map of Mt. Osceola, Mt. Osceola (East Peak) - Click to enlarge'


Directions to trailhead: From Waterville Valley, take Tripoli Road (bear right at the entrance to the ski area) to the top of the gap. Just after the road turns from pavement from dirt, the Mt. Osceola WMNF fee parking lot appears on the right. The trailhead is located at the back of the parking lot.

Back to Mt. Osceola Profile
Back to Mt. Osceola (East Peak) Profile




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