Elevation

4,003 ft / 1,220 m

Prominence

1,739 ft / 530 m

Summits

428 summits

Top climbing months

May   14%

August   11%

September  11%

Highlights

  • At 4,003 ft, Tecumseh is the lowest of the New Hampshire 4000 Footers.
  • Considered one of the easiest 4000 Footers.Trails up Tecumseh are the Mount Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail, and Waterville Valley Ski Slopes.
  • Mt. Tecumseh is named after the Shawnee leader Tecumseh, who formed a large confederacy which allied with the British during the War of 1812. He was killed by the Americans in 1813.
"Solo. 6/48. With a promise of thunderstorms in the forecast, I decided on this last minute so I wouldn’t be too exposed to slides or difficult scrambles, or exposed on a summit. Kim left this morning, so I got up early & headed out with a hope of beating possible crowds as well as beating possible awful weather. I started on trail around 0815 with a few other cars in the lot & bright sunshine with moderate temperatures. This hike was beautiful! Very well cared for short and somewhat steep trail with a lot of lovely natural stone steps. A LOT of them! I made good time and passed a few folks on " - kellieirene, Aug 26, 2018
"I already had Tecumseh for Feb. This hike was about meeting people. Or a person in this case. Met up with Juel and hiked up Tecumseh. She wanted to start early. At 6:30am. We made quick work of it, finishing up before 9 am. " - newenglandwarrior, Feb 27, 2018
"We hiked up the Tecumseh Trail from parking lot #1. From the peak we took the Sosman Trail to the ski slopes. Descended the slopes via the gravel road for a bit then came down the Easier Way Down and crossed over to the lighter slopes back to the parking lot. " - Amero4k, Oct 22, 2017
"Amazing afternoon hike on Tecumseh....quite a bit of clouds, with some snow here and there and occasionally sunshine. The trail was pretty well packed with 3-4 inches of fresh snow. We switched to snow shoes early on to keep the trail well packed and due to sticky snow. " - shay-shay, Jan 19, 2017
"I took Kali with me on this one. We left the trail head at 11:30 am. It was a beautiful day, but a bit warmer than I expected. The beginning of the trail was fairly easy with some ups and downs and flats, then after the first overlook, it went to moderate for what seemed like a long time. The woods were beautiful though, and that made it worth the many long "staircases". We stayed on the Mt. Tecumseh Trail at the first split with the Sosman Trail. At the second split of the trail, I chose the left trail up with the blue blaze and then the other one down, with the yellow, which I think must ha" - Hufflepuff, Sep 20, 2016

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