So much vert, so little time


Rye, Cody, and Doug on the summit of Mount Tecumseh

Mount Tecumseh is a short but tough hike up a well-trafficked ski mountain. The parking lot was full of skiers, but we had enough of Mount Tecumseh Trail to ourselves. The first mile meanders through the forest gently, while the next mile and a half is a steep calf-burner, ever up and up and up… When you finally think you’ve reached the top and the trail flattens out a bit, there’s still more up after Sossman Trail joins it before the short loop up to the summit.

We had some decent views of the Tripyramids from the windy summit. Then we quick-stepped it all the way down in time for brunch. Short and sweet day, and a new peak for Doug and Rye!


Mount Tecumseh (4003 ft)


Waterville Valley


Mt Tecumseh Trail

Total Distance

5.4 miles, 3,062 ft elevation gain


Start: 9:12am, 2:30 Round Trip


Cold and windy, but sheltered below trees.

Trail Conditions

Packed trail


Bare winter boots, microspikes

Partners in Crime

Doug, Cody, and Rye