Mount Tecumseh Trail

Grafton County, New Hampshire

Distance5.1mi
Elevation Gain2,411ft
Trailhead Elevation1,846ft
Top4,007ft
Elevation Min/Max1846/4007ft
Elevation Start/End1846/1846ft

Mount Tecumseh Trail

Mount Tecumseh Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 1,846 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,411 feet. The Mt. Tecumseh from Tripoli Rd (elevation 1,903 feet) and Mt. Tecumseh from ski area (elevation 1,821 feet) parkings are near the trailhead. There are also parkings. The trail ends near Mount Tecumseh (elevation 4,003 feet). There is also a viewpoint near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Sossman Trail.

Mount Tecumseh Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Anyone who has watched The Sound of Music retains visions of the ecstatic Von Trapp family cavorting about luxuriant alpine meadows, regaling the peaks with their joyous songs. A little patience on this hike rewards hikers with a chance to duplicate these happy scenes on the open ski slopes of Waterville Valley.

Each summer, vast acres of grass and wildflowers carpet the mountainside, offering a continuous panorama of Mount Tripyramid and the Osceola peaks across the resort-speckled valley. Allow your mind to edit out the chairlifts. Singing is purely optional. Special attractions: Wildflowers, sunshine, and spectacular views from meadows on mountain slopes."

Mount Tecumseh Trail Reviews

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7/9/2013
The hike was pretty easy. Two streams at the beginning and then some elevation followed by gradual elevation then repeat. Trail is pretty flat vs being all rock. It does get rockier closer to the top but nothing bad. Summit itself was nothing spectacular especially when rainy and foggy. No problem for dogs as well. Wyler managed it without incident. If doing this hike for view do it during the sunny days. If just want to do an easy hike or just to knock off the smallest of the 4ks then rain or sun. Took about 2 hrs top to bottom. Longer if choose to do Sosman trail from top.
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6/27/2008
Pretty easy hike. Not much of a view. A lot of bugs at the top. If you're doing the NH 4Ks you've got to do it, but I would recommend Osceola if you're just looking for a nice hike and a good view.
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Trail Information

Grafton County
Nearby City
Moderate
Skill Level
Pemigewasset Ranger Station
Local Contacts
USGS Waterville Valley quad.
Local Maps

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Sep 2018