Hiking Mount Osceola – The Best Views of Waterville Valley


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Mount Osceola is known for the beautiful clifftop views overlooking Waterville Valley. With approaches from Tripoli Road as well as the Kancamagus highway, gorgeous views, and easy double summit of East Osceola, this is a favorite among nearly all hikers.

Height: 4,340 feet (1,323 meters)

Distance: 6.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,050 feet

Duration: 3-5 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate


Mount Osceola Trail | 6.4 miles round trip | 2,050 feet elevation gain

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

Greeley Pond Trail | 7.6 miles round trip | 3,116 feet elevation gain

This route will take you over East Osceola on the way to Osceola.

Trail Map

Mount 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.


To Mount Osceola Trail (Tripoli Road)

To Greeley Pond Trail (Route 112)

Weather Forecast

Lincoln, NH

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