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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

Thornton, NH
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Great quick hiking loop but not for novices

I've been hiking Welch Dickey since I was a kid and had my family and another family, each with... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
RonnieLane
,
Boston
Great Day Hike

A small group of friends and I along with two dogs hiked the circuit starting with Welch and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
jsmartin81
,
Waltham, Massachusetts
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  • Average1%
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“great hike” (9 reviews)
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"great hike"
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"hiking boots"
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"rock scrambling"
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"incredible views"
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"challenging hike"
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"white mountains"
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"easy climb"
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"quick hike"
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"parking lot"
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"parking fee"
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"in season"
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"elevation gain"
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"all ages"
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"afraid of heights"
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"waterville valley"
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"an amazing experience"
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

I've been hiking Welch Dickey since I was a kid and had my family and another family, each with three kids ages 8-13 hike it this Columbus Day weekend. Easy to find off 93 and plenty of parking (and hikers). We started to the right...More

3  Thank RonnieLane
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

A small group of friends and I along with two dogs hiked the circuit starting with Welch and continuing to Dickey on a beautiful day midweek a little before the foliage came in and the loads of leaf peepers that attracts. It was a perfect...More

Thank jsmartin81
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This loop is our back yard and we hike it frequently. The only reason I don't rate it as excellent is because it can be very tricky in wet or snowy weather. There are a lot of smooth granite outcroppings that you could easily slip...More

2  Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I've climbed quite a bit in the White Mountains, many 4000 footers and I find this hike to be my favorite to date. Probably not a good hike for kids or folks afraid of heights. A bit of rock scrambling required going up Welch. The...More

Thank rt_hiker
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great Views with less effort then most mountains. This is a good family hike but was more challenging then I had expected considering a lot of places said it was great with kids. I have done this hike several times with my 7/8 year old's...More

Thank LucyLou2012
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Vacationed at Lake Winnipesaukee this summer which had us close to the White Mountains so hiked a couple of days. This 4 1/2 trail is not easy but doable for "active" families. We were advised to take the Welch trail up and the Dickey trail...More

4  Thank 4EverGreen
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Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

This was far more challenging than we expected. We had planned on a late spring hike, but the weather wasn't ready for winter to be over. The hike on the way up the Welch trail to the first ledge wasn't too hard. From there, most...More

1  Thank Julianne W
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

If you've ever dreamed of walking up a wall…then hiking on the near vertical ledges of both mtns. Welch & Dickey is for you. Views are awesome. Plenty of rock scrambling, hand-over-hand and on a clear day Mt. Washington is in view. Try and do...More

5  Thank walkwoman
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

My boyfriend and I are quite sporty but have never really hiked before. We spontaneously decided to take a trip to this mountain and it turned out to be an amazing day. The terrain started out pretty easy but got more challenging as you go...More

3  Thank Sam D
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

We and a had a BLAST hiking the Welch-Dickey Loop! The hike is a bit challenging but very rewarding... and views are out of this world. The trail is 4.4 miles and we found it to be pretty well marked. The loop starts right off...More

2  Thank amsaysam
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Peter R
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
sorry, just saw this... if you have a fear of heights, then this may not be the hike for you...i didn't know and after i finished the first leg of this hike (beautiful), it continued to a path which was ALL boulders (with... More
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Liane M
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We took our 3 year old dog on this hike. It was not strenuous for him, but, when we got to the second peak, I wish I had put him on a leash because there are large boulders and crevices off trail that he explored and we got... More
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