description This trail leaves Tripoli Road 5.8 miles from its W end at the East Side Road. Summits: Mount Osceola (4,340'), East Osceola (4,156') Trail route: Mount Osceola Trail from Tripoli Road Trail conditions: Dry to wet to icy up Mt Osceola then dry over to East Osceola Descend the same way. I turned back after briefly exchanging pleasantries with a couple nice people. I have no idea what’s up with that. Take the Mt. The easiest way (in summer) to reach the top of East Osceola is to first hike up Osceola from the southwest, then follow the trail eastward along the ridge (seen in photo below). Mount Osceola Trail to Greeley Ponds Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. This out-and-back trail using the Mount Osceola Trail takes you over Mount Osceola and East Osceola, two 4000+ foot mountains in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. . Osceola and can be typical be done in four hours. Is there something more? Osceola has an elevation of 4315' and East Osceola has an elevation of 4156'. Views From The Top can not verify the accuracy of this information and is not responsible for the contents of these pages. This part of the Osceola National Forest offers miles of old forest service roads that are open to all vehicle types, but is primarily explored in Jeeps and ATVs due to the flat terrain and often waterlogged conditions. Mt. Approx 8.4 miles, round trip. ... SITE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO POST TRAIL CONDITIONS. There is currently no designated staging area but the most popular place to access the trail system is off of Mount Carrie Road. maineguy. The first Mt. To get to Osceola, take the Greeley Ponds trail south from 112; after 1.3 flat, easy miles, the Mt. Trip Report: Un-expectations on the Osceolas! Osceola as viewed from the shoulder of East Osceola. Pemigewasset Trail. The trail is markedly rougher between the summits of the two peaks. But there it was, crawling along. Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular : Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction : Water Crossing Notes: The one crossing was bridged. The easy grades balanced out the rocks for quite awhile. Osceola has terrific views with forty one 4000 footers of the White Mountains and Mt. Photo taken 6-30-2010. And so I found myself on the home stretch, then the concrete foundations, of the old fire tower, came into view. Also daily on www.snocountry.com. It’s not the fastest going, but it’s not tough. The approach from the southwest is the easiest way to get to Osceola. Quite a few times, I’ve handed someone my card, only to find out that person has been reading this blog already. In that direction, it is about a mile to East Osceola, which is another 4000 footer but has no view. Meeting someone else whose postings *I* read… wow, that’s a rare moment. Continuing straight, and the trail curls around the northern side to the summit. Campton, NH. It ascends Mt. But lo and behold, the gate was still open! From this road, ascend Mt. As I’ve found out time and again, sometimes the best view is at your feet — and that’s not at all suggesting “best” means “take what you can get.” I don’t know anyone who’d tell you that spotting a pink lady slipper in the forest isn’t worth the time. 2020-11-28 (Saturday.). The combination of high wind and low temperatures has such a cooling effect that the worst conditions on Mount Osceola are approximately equal to the worst reported from Antarctica, despite the much greater cold in the latter region. On our homepage I can give you a bit of a narrative on what is happening. Which is precisely when someone came around a bend and popped into the frame. Great views of the Franconias. The ascent up East Osceola can be technical due to ice covered steeps and a small slide crossing. Address. Via Mt Osceola Trail. Trail in good condition, with mostly packed monorail with some minor amount of new snow. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. If you enjoy reading these posts, please subscribe — stay in the loop. Junior trail fees (6-15 years) will be $8. I’ve spent a long time during graduate school perfecting it, and it’s something I look forward to. ... Mt. Tecumseh Trail from Tripoli Rd. Hancock Region in Harts Location, New Hampshire Still warm, still happy, I pressed on. Lots of deep snow/ruts in mushy snow where the road meets the lot and most cars will get stuck. Belknap Range. Mansfield towards the west. Via Mt Osceola Trail. Greeley Pond trail. There is a bypass trail if it's too icy and will definitely be taking the bypass trail … But is the Desolation Trail… desolate? The trail continues on from there with a mix of flowy singletrack, and fast cross-country ski trails until you reach the Gandy Dancer state trail. Some stair construction and erosion control has been done here. Winter hiking anywhere in the White Mountains requires specialized equipment and skills, and experience in coping with weather, navigation, and winter gear. Learn how your comment data is processed. The trail is markedly rougher between the summits of the two peaks. Taken on 6-30-10. West Peak Trail Map. Osceola Trail. TrailsNH has just about every hiking trip report, trail advisory, and forest road closing in the Northeast. The gate isn’t that far from the exit, so if it was closed, I could easily recover, make another hop up to the Kanc, and come down from Greeley Pond trail. East Peak Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. This is an easy trip, but not quite as easy as the numbers suggest, as there is a long steady fairly steep climb. While still within treeline, the ridge approach to the East Osceola summit is more exposed to the high mountain winds. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But, real time weather forecasts, snow reports, and trail conditions take a lot of work to assemble. I hope our paths cross soon, too. 2. Osceola. Temps in the mid/high 30s to the low 40s. Trip Report: Thanksgiving Trio on Tom, Field, and Willey, Trip Report: Seeking Solitude on Whiteface, Trip Report: Hiking Up the Steep Slopes of North Twin Mountain. I will not use or share your email for any other purpose without your express permission. So… much… cloud…. For now, turn left to stay on Greeley Ponds Trail while Mount Osceola Trail climbs to the right; the return trip will be via Mount Osceola Trail. Osceola, East Osceola, NH: Trails: Mt. There are a few switchbacks on the route. Crowd sourced trail reports indicating current trail status & conditions for Mt. 2,950 feet elevation gain. Osceola Trail 3.2 miles to the summit of Mt. Mount Osceola, East Peak NH Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. The Mt. Rather, you hike the mountain you get. I got home from work this morning, started to change into hiking clothes, made some coffee, finished getting ready, and then enjoyed that coffee on a shorter time scale than I’d have preferred. Be advised: the gate could be closed any day now. If you are just starting on your 48 4,000-footer journey or simply want an easy hike to a taller mountain, I recommend Mt. 4 when we left, all appeared to be heading to Greeley ponds based on gear. On any given clear, high visibility day you can see forty one of the of the other 4000's in New Hampshire and even faintly see Mt. The trail may be short overall, and Greeley Pond trail is at a very friendly grade. Pemigewasset via Mt. I parked maybe a couple hundred feet from the trailhead. Not unexpected, but this was becoming a day entirely devoid of a long distance view. And if you’re a Trail Hub member you can follow us there for trail update notifications. The approach from the southwest is the easiest way to get to Osceola. East Osceola: 4,156 feet. 2020-11-28 (Saturday.) From the Tripoli Road parking lot, the distance to the summit is 3.1 miles, and the trail ascends 2400 feet. Also. And then…, So regular readers of NETC may have noticed The Teal Goat posting in the cooler months. Submit Trail Conditions Report. The trailhead for this hike is located along Tripoli Road near Waterville Valley. Eventually, the trail reaches a shoulder on East Osceola, to the right of which is an outlook with views of Mt. Osceola and the mountains of Franconia Ridge. We came in from Waterville Valley side. Due to the inconvenience of restrictions, new people grooming and just not knowing what to heck is going to happen during the season, we will have reduced trail fees and memberships this year. Though Mt. It has outstanding views at the summit of Mt. Donate To Support TrailsNH. Trail sign on July 20, 2014. Monday, Jan. 18 Tara. These guys are smaller than a dime, so no kidding, it pays to keep your eyes open, especially when you think there’s no view out there. Check the road conditions too! Mount Osceola: 4,340 feet. Help TrailsNH, help winter hikers. Trail Conditions: I was a little worried about the difficulty of the crossings on this night, but they were actually already pretty low after rain this week. The "Chimney" on the Mount Osceola Trail between the 2 Osceola Mountains. – And now, there was this guy, dressed largely in teal, standing in front of me. The Mount Osceola Trail almost continuously ascends from the trailhead through the Breadtray Ridge. Hancock Region in Harts Location, New Hampshire Extremely severe storms can develop suddenly and unexpectedly, especially above treeline. Check out Mount Osceola NH recent hiking conditions and TrailsNH Trail Map here: Trail Conditions Trail Map. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. White was blanketing the landscape, and honestly, it was nice to look at. Parking is ample for almost a dozen or so cars. The Class 1 Mt. But the day wasn’t over yet. This is an up-and-back hike to Mount Osceola, a 4000-footer with excellent easterly views. Trip Planning. Hiking Trail Conditions Report: Peaks: Mt. The trail is markedly rougher between the summits of the two peaks. Mt. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. (Pro tip: use a French press, and grind good quality beans yourself, not long before you use them.) Mount Osceola Summit is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. Required fields are marked *. Osceola – 4,315′ Osceola has two peaks on the NH 4000 footer list: Osceola & East Osceola. NH 200 Highest. For that matter, that should include Sawyer River Road, Garfield/Galehead loop, Zealand, and the other forest roads that are gated in the winter months. A 3 mile hike, on easy grades along logging roads. Mount Osceola Summit is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. Be careful to check current trail conditions on New England Trail Conditions, Trails NH, or Views from the Top before assaulting this hike, because icy footing due to weather or butt sliders can be hazardous. An additional mile along this trail leads to the subordinate peak, East Osceola (4,156′). If you're hiking this route in the winter, starting just beyond the junction with Mount Osceola Trail you will notice cross-country ski trails joining and leaving the hiking trail at several points. But at least I had some killer coffee. After hiking up Mount Osceola Trail for 2.1 miles, look for a ledge on the left that offers views of Sandwich Mountain. One car in all the way (she got stuck last night and spent the night in her car). "The trails are located reasonably close to Town Square, where you can warm up and get something to … Setting out, I figured I’d hop off at Tripoli Road. Approx 8.4 miles, round trip. Mt. Turn left and head north on the state trail approximately 50 yards to the beginning of the Wissihickon Trail (trail marker #30). Osceola trail will split off to the right. You don’t get to hike the mountain you want. The perfect summer hike! Snocountry lets me tell you new snow and noon forecast. The approach from the southwest is the easiest way to get to Osceola. Mount Osceola (4340') Mount Osceola is among one the most climbed mountains in the Southern White Mountains. Osceola and the logistics are easier than hiking the entire Osceola Trail which leads to a different parking area on the north side. Mt. "With 147 inches of snowfall, cold conditions having prevailed most of the winter, and trail groomers obviously passionate about their craft, the skiing has been awesome." I met no others on today's hike and was very grateful the road was still open. The summit view from East Osceola is… still locked down by trees. View Profile View Forum Posts 01-16-2021, 12:00 PM Threads / Posts Last Post. Osceola, East Osceola, NH: Trails: Mt. Osceola offers moderate to difficult terrain and views that are worth every step of the way! To do only Osceola from the southwest is about 6.4 miles roundtrip. Osceola Trail to the summit (4,340') and on the return hike for a total of 5.8 miles. © 2021 Cohos Trail. Porti-potti available outside. For me, that’s at least as good as spotting Mt Washington in the distance. Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot is NOT plowed. Osceola never reaches timberline, the two views from the summit are spectacular. Not the first time. Drat. Yep, it was indeed. Hiking Trail Conditions Report: Peaks: Mt. Mount Tecumseh. Osceola trail steep enough to be pretty scary - you'll climb around 2,000 vertical feet in 1.3 miles to the summit of East Osceola. The man, the myth, the legend himself, sharing the mountain with me. In all winter conditions, big-boy crampons are the better option over microspikes for this hike. Moderate: The Gorge Brook Trail offers a long yet moderate climb to the summit, offering views of the Franconia Ridge to hikers as they approach the top. Crowd sourced trail reports indicating current trail status & conditions for Mt. Osceola Hike. There was this spot where I thought a photo was especially warranted, so I paused, and began framing the shot. Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 2,070 Feet Time: 3-4 hours Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock : Recommended Equipment: Light Traction : Water Crossing Notes: Trail Maintenance Notes: One step over blowdown on the Mt. But once on Mt Osceola trail, the way going steepens very quickly, and in more than a few spots, gets quite treacherous — a fall in icy conditions will require at a minimum an … I got back to my car fairly uneventfully. Tecumseh Trail starts at the Waterville Valley ski area and goes over the summit of Mt. Winter gear went unused today but glad to carry just the same. Though the East Peak has more rugged and challenging terrain, Osceola is an awesome option for a mellow climb. Our new adult trail fee is $15 vs. $20 last year. Greeley Pond trail. My pace slowed, but not terribly. We’ve got a live trail camera and a weather station up at Prospect. Monday, Jan. 18 Krobi. Protean Wanderer In winter when the road to the easier trail up Mt Osceola is closed, the route over East Osceola becomes the standard route to Mt Osceola. Photo taken on June 30, 2010. Osceola Trail: Date of Hike: Saturday, November 14, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: When I arrived around 11:30am the main lot was full and there were many cars that had already overflowed out onto the road. The Mount Osceola Trail at the White Mountain National Forest near Lincoln, New Hampshire is a moderate-to-difficult 6-mile out-and-back trail up to a beautiful vista point atop Mount Osceola's summit. Last night at work, things were crazy in ways that were starting to tear at me a little, so the fact that the trail provided some needed medicine was pretty awesome. East Osceola and Mt. View By Peakbagging List. Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, No issues lots of minor flowage on and crossing the trail, Trail in fantastic shape 1 large blowdown and a couple of leaners. So I turned to the east summit. These posts have been tagged with Mount Osceola, East Peak NH, or are within 1.5 miles of it. Better yet, the potholes and ruts were pretty low-key. We swapped stories for a bit, until we started to chill, and then went our separate ways. This road is gravel and is closed in the winter. I made good time to the trailhead, setting out from the car by 10. I don’t know about everyone else, but the lack of normal human contact lately with COVID and all, has made even these short interactions all the more special. Osceola from the lower shoulder on East Osceola. But it was quite warm, so I was feeling good, bare-booting it with no problems. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Cloudy, with snow flurries. Visibility was nil, so too was the wind. Saw aforementioned two legged and four legged runners, and then met a young man on summit of Osceola … After hiking up Mount Osceola Trail for 2.1 miles, look for a ledge on the left that offers views of Sandwich Mountain. "East Osceola", (4,156'), the eastern peak of Mt Osceola, is less famous and less often visited than the main summit of Osceola.The East peak would be almost totally unknown (like the West peak) were it not the thirty-fourth highest peak on the AMC's list of 48 New Hampshire peaks. The trail was very wet and water was flowing down brooks that are usually dry or have very little water flow. Via Wildcat Valley X-C Ski Trail, Wildcat Ridge […]. OK, wait a bit. I’m fairly sure it was a snowfly. I got my feet a little damp making my way out to the Hancocks, especially on the last couple crossings. There were small groups coming down as I ascended, and here and there, I had the opportunity to share thoughts about the day and the trail with so many very nice people. Cloudy, with snow flurries. NE 50 Most Prominent. I was on the trail and heading up to Mount Osceola just before 7:00 AM. From Exit 31, the trailhead is almost 6.5 miles down the road, on the left. I could tell there was a lot of rain in the recent storm we had. Except in col between two Osceolas where some shin-deep drifts exist. TrailsNH.com. There were icy stretches on trail that were for the most part were avoidable starting at approximately 3600 feet. Round trip, the hike was 7.6 miles, and took a total of 6 hours including a long break at the Osceola Summit. Most hikers attempt it from the ski area (rt: 5.0 miles, 2,200 feet, 3:35). description This trail leaves Tripoli Road 5.8 miles from its W end at the East Side Road. Dense fog on Mt. Via Mt Osceola Trail. Osceola Trail: Winter Access Notes: Tripoli Road is closed in winter, so most ascents start from the Route 112. Wildcat Mountain D & A (4,062 and 4,422 feet, respectively). Osceola Trail. Looking back on the spoils of the day, I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions as I hiked back to the car. It’s worth noting that the Tripoli Road is closed in the winter. Length 6.1 miElevation gain 2,070 ftRoute type Out & back Summit benchmark on July 20, 2014. Your email will only be used to alert you of new posts — typically 1-2 times per week, though occasionally one or two more. To do only Osceola from the southwest is about 6.4 miles roundtrip. Never underestimate the healing power of the trail. Osceola (4,315’) is one of the easiest 4,000-footers to conquer. That initial descent gets you down pretty quickly. Osceola Trail, Greeley Ponds Trail: Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Parking/Access Road Notes: One car when we got there. - Groomed XC ski trail till Osceola trailhead, dense snowpack with a light dusting Tripoli Rd, Osceola trailhead to Tecumseh trailhead - large but passable downed tree branch in road, slick ice underneath an inch of loose snow, microspikes recommended Mt. Photo taken on June 30, 2010. The trail though is exceptionally rocky in areas, especially towrad the beginning. Osceola. Mount Osceola: 4,340 feet. At the chimney, I took the straight line up, which was a bit sketchy with the snow, but still doable. Meet outside the Recreation Department 15 minutes before the start of the hike, please do not enter the building. Osceola. I’d forgotten how easy the grades were on this side of the mountain, and certainly that opening few dozen yards of ultra flat and smooth trail set the mood really well. (I’m sure part of it stems from the fact that I’m not on Facebook. It’s free! Which was nice. ascend: mt osceola trail to: mt osceola side trip: to middle peak and west peak descend: breadtray basin trail - trail then abandoned which entered just below the summit (1946): Anon. This is a heavily used moderate out and back hike with steady ascending. To do only Osceola from the southwest is about 6.4 miles roundtrip. Osceola trail : Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs on the trail and main summit : Bugs: None : … I heard all about your celebrity sighting from the teal goat himself over dinner. Spotting that snowfly was a treat indeed. Osceola Trail from Tripoli Road (6.4 miles, 2,050 feet) and you will be rewarded with outstanding, otherworldly views. You will be following Mount Osceola Trail, without meeting any trail junctions, all the way up to the summit of Mount Osceola. Trailhead: 1000. We met someone on the trail who got stuck, had to … The "Chimney" on the Mount Osceola Trail between the 2 Osceola Mountains. Trail: Mount Osceola Trail Miles: 8.4 Hours: 4 hiking; 4:45 total Level: Moderate. Osceola in very easy and moderate grades to the top of Mt. Dude, I’m buying the first round next time we meet. These posts have been tagged with Mount Osceola, East Peak NH, or are within 1.5 miles of it. Taken on 6-30-10. Ascent Trip Report ascend: mt osceola trail to: mt osceola side trip: to middle peak and west peak descend: breadtray basin trail - trail then abandoned which entered just below the summit (1946): Anon. Where to start? Mt. If your plans include Tripoli Road, have a backup plan in case the gate is closed. 204 Prospect Access Woodford, VT 05201 (802) 442-2575 email: info@prospectmountain.com The Mt. Check Trails NH for a quick glance, and if in doubt, call the ranger station, or just assume that if there’s enough snow on the ground to plow, the gate’s probably closed. East Osceola summit: 1315. Dogs are … I passed through open forest in a light drizzle that was turning to flakes. Osceola... by . September 8, 2019. Tecumseh Trail, Tripoli Road, Mt. Osceola (4,315’) is one of the easiest 4,000-footers to conquer. We will follow the Mt. The summit of Mt. Car: 1600. Directions to Mt. This route is only 2.8 miles to East Osceola, but there’s a catch: it’s incredibly steep. Parts of the Greeley Pond trail and the Mount Osceola Trail. The view of Mt. It had been a good day out, for sure, and on multiple levels. When temperatures drop the trail will be quite icy without a doubt. Mount Osceola Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. Trail: Mount Osceola Trail Miles: 8.4 Hours: 4 hiking; 4:45 total Level: Moderate. September 8, 2019. And feel free to share via social media using the buttons below. In that direction, it is about a mile to East Osceola, which is another 4000 footer but has no view. And that view! Mount Osceola Trail to Greeley Ponds Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The Teal Goat left a note and a small (but very appreciated) gift on my car. Trail Conditions: Tripoli Rd. Nuts and Bolts: You can access Tripoli road two ways: either from Exit 28, and drive through Waterville Valley, past the Livermore trailhead; or take Exit 31, and you’ve basically landed on the road itself. Approx 6 hours. Your email address will not be published. Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail : Recommended Equipment: Light Traction : Water Crossing Notes: No issues lots of minor flowage on and crossing the trail : Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in fantastic shape 1 large blowdown and a couple of leaners : Dog-Related Notes: None You will be following Mount Osceola Trail, without meeting any trail junctions, all the way up to the summit of Mount Osceola. Approx 8.4 miles, round trip. At the chimney, I took the easy line down, and then I was crossing the col and heading back up in fairly short time. Hiking Trail Conditions Report: Peaks: East Osceola and Mount Osceola, NH: Trails: Greeley Pond Trail and Mount Osceola Trail - out and back: Date of Hike: Monday, January 18, 2021: Parking/Access Road Notes: Off Route 112 - not plowed. This is an up-and-back hike to Mount Osceola, a 4000-footer with excellent easterly views. ), Osceola isn’t a terribly tough hike, although the footing is quite rocky for a big stretch of the trail. It was nice to see the road still open this late in season. The view at the top of this route is the best view from Mt. Osceola summit: 1230. Photo taken by Andrew Kladder in November, 2014. If you are just starting on your 48 4,000-footer journey or simply want an easy hike to a taller mountain, I recommend Mt. And that’s pretty nice. The trailhead is marked by a large sign, which should be very hard to miss. Mt. Temps in the mid/high 30s to the low 40s. North Twin trail follows fairly easy grades for the first half, and then you get whacked hard in the second half on a fall-line trail. New as of 12/17/14 there is a webcab in downtown Osceola. Sign me up! Follow Tipoli Road to the trailhead on the right hand side, just before the parking for Osceola. 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