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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.
The rough Mt. Osceola Trail to Mt. Osceola
The rough Mt. Osceola Trail to Mt. Osceola

Route: Mt. Osceola Trail

Trail was generally dry, with the exception of the normal mudpits near the summit of Osceola and the slabs about 3/4 of the way up. The slabs are pretty tough, as they're angled and there isn't much room to get around them.

Fairly dry between the peaks. Very little dampness in the chimney.

Noted an area has been logged next to the parking lot that could more than double the capacity.

Nice weather; stark contrast with two days ago!


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Parking Elevation: 2,340'
Destination: Mt. Osceola
Time Elapsed: 01:06
Trailhead Elevation: 2,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,340'
Distance: 3.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,090'
Destination: Mt. Osceola (East Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:26
Trailhead Elevation: 4,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,156'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 386'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:19
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 East Osceola from the Mt. Osceola ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking at East Osceola from the Mt. Osceola ledges

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

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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