We last did this hike in May 2011. As we work on getting our hiking legs back after a long winter, we decided returning to Osceola would be a good choice. There were two reasons for that thinking. First, this is one of the easiest 4,000 footers and second, the last time we did this hike it was overcast so the views were minimal.
This hike is 6.4 miles RT when using the Mount Osceola Trail which has a very constant grade with a total of 2,100' of elevation gain. The trail is also pretty consistently rocky so our hike time up at 2 hours and 25 minutes almost exactly matched our descent at 2 hours and 15 minutes. The rock hoping slows us old folk down even on the descent. I like this trail though! Here are some photos:
Rocks, rocks and more rocks.
Evidence we were here...