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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

Juneteenth
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday
A chance of rain showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 4pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday
Rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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, backcountry skier, 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 climbed all of the Colorado 14ers, is 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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