Hiking East Osceola – Waterville Valley

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East Osceola is often summited by peak-baggers, or those passing by to summit Mount Osceola. It only features a couple viewpoints near the summit. Even without the best views in the Whites, it is still a great hike.

Height: 4,156 feet (1,267 meters)

Distance: 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,216 feet

Duration: 3-5 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Trails

Greeley Pond Trail | 5.6 miles round trip | 2,216 feet elevation gain

This route begins along the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112) and ascends steeply to the summit.

Mount Osceola Trail | 8.4 miles round trip | 2,950 feet elevation gain

This trail is the easiest route up Mount Osceola and begins along Tripoli Road. It is frequently hiked though the summer and fall.

Trail Map

East Osceola Trail Map

Hiking Mount Osceola and East Osceola

There are two options for summiting both Mount Osceola and East Osceola. Starting from either Tripoli Road, or from Route 112 (The Kanc). Starting from tripoli road is an 8.4 mile round trip with 2,950 feet of elevation gain. Greeley Pond Trail is slightly shorter with a 7.6 mile round trip and 3,116 feet of elevation gain.

Directions

To Greeley Pond Trail (Route 112)

To Mount Osceola Trail (Tripoli Road)

Weather Forecast

Lincoln, NH

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 58. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 0 to 5 mph.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Additional Pictures

Mount Osceola Summit

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about