As I continue my quest to complete the NH48 (New Hampshire has 48 mountains over 4000 feet), I took the hike up Mount Tecumseh, located in Waterville Valley. The trailhead is located at the end of Lot #1, in the ski area.
The trail starts off crossing a small stream and continues up the mountain with an easy slow and a few mixed rocks. Up to the first lookout on the ski slope, the trail is consists of a few stream crossings, mostly open trail, with a few rocky areas. The trail takes a dramatic turn as you come out of the first lookout to a set of rock stairs that seems to last a mile, with a moderate incline.
The summit is about a half-mile from the top of the stairs, with a trail that is a mix of elevations, rock, and dirt. The summit itself is not open to a 360 view, nor is there a lot of room; however, on a clear day, the view is beautiful. The trail is mostly within the wood line, which helps keep the wind down.