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

Trails

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.

Trail map

Mount Tecumseh Trail Map

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.

Parking

The parking area for the Mount Tecumseh Trail is located in the Waterville Valley Ski area off Tripoli Road in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

Directions

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.

Weather Forecast

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:

North Woodstock, NH

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Southeast wind around 15 mph.

Tonight
Rain after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 39. East wind 15 to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday
Rain. Cloudy. High near 43, with temperatures falling to around 37 in the afternoon. Northeast wind 20 to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday Night
A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night
A slight chance of rain showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Saturday
A slight chance of rain and snow before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Additional photos

Mount Tecumseh Trail Views

Photo credit – Kent

Mount Tecsumeh Trail Views

Photo credit – Tim Sackton