Mount Tecumseh is a 4,003 foot mountain located in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. It is the shortest mountain on the AMC’s official 4,000 footers list. Waterville Valley Ski Resort is located on Mount Tecumseh.
Elevation: 4,003 feet (1,220 meters)
Elevation gain: 2,400 feet
Distance: 5.2 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Duration (book time): 3-4 hours
Mount Tecumseh Trail
Begin your hike by following along the Mount Tecumseh Trail for 1.2 miles. You will reach a view point area at the 1.2 mile mark. Continue to follow the Mount Tecumseh Trail for another mile where you will reach a junction with the Sosman Trail. Stay right here to continue on the Mount Tecumseh Trail for 0.3 miles until you reach the summit of Mount Tecumseh. To descend, simply retrace your steps until you reach the trailhead parking lot you started at.
Hiking in winter
The Mount Tecumseh Trail is entirely below tree line and is less exposed to the elements, but checking the weather forecast is always advised before any hike, especially during winter. Snowshoes and crampons will be necessary and always prepare for winter hiking conditions.
Camping and overnight hiking options
There are many maintained campgrounds off of Tripoli Road and in the Waterville Valley area. Reservations and fees may apply.
The parking area for the Mount Tecumseh Trail is located in the Waterville Valley Ski area off Tripoli Road in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
To the Mount Tecumseh trailhead
From the south Take I-93 North to the Campton exit, Route 49 / Waterville Valley. Follow Route 49 through the town of Campton, and take a left at the sign for the Waterville Valley Ski Lodge. On the right hand side there will be a trail sign near the main lodge.
Although the summit of Mount Tecumseh is significantly lower in elevation than much of the White mountain region, always check the Higher summits forecast on the Mount Washington Observatory website before heading out. We also have the next 4 days detailed below: