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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
Route: Mt. Osceola Trail
Wanting to skip the tough portions of the winter ascent of East Osceola, as well as the chimney bypass between the peaks, we decided to walk up from Waterville Valley to Osceola.
After parking at the Livermore lot, we snowshoed up the groomed Tripoli Road, reaching the summer Osceola lot in about 3 miles. From there, the trail was somewhat smooth sailing all the way to the summit - the covered up rocky areas were a welcome treat.
The views from the summit were quite strong. After an extended stay at the ledges, we headed back down under blue skies.
Getting To Trailhead:
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Mt. Osceola Trail trailhead at the summer parking lot
Looking at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Osceola ledges
Directions to trailhead: Take Tripoli Road from the Waterville Valley ski area entrance to Livermore Road. The Livermore WMNF fee parking lot is on the left, just after passing the seasonally closed portion of Tripoli Road.
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