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Hiking East Osceola – Waterville Valley

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Article Categories: Hiking
Article Tags: Day Hikes | Hiking | NE 67 | New Hampshire | The 48

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

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 23. South wind around 15 mph.

Tonight
Patchy freezing drizzle after 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday
Patchy freezing drizzle before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night
A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers and a chance of freezing rain between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Friday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday Night
Snow likely before 1am, then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 7.

Additional Pictures

Mount Osceola Summit

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, 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. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued his frequent adventures in the mountains, always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about

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