This mountain is most famous for having the Waterville Valley Ski resort. The summit has a moderate views and is mainly wooded, due to its fairly low elevation, tied with Isolation for the shortest 4000'er. The mountain was named after the Shawnee leader, in a similar manner to the nearby Mt Osceola.
There is only one major trail that accesses the summit, the aptly named Mt Tecumseh trail. It traverses the mountain from the ski area base to Tripoli Road. From the base of the ski area it is 2.5 miles to the summit, from Tripoli Road it is 3.1 miles. The Sosman runs from the top of the ski area to the summit, and can be used with the ski trails for an alternative approach.