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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

Address: Thornton, NH
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Toms River, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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 this in the fall. Mind blowing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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 up. It plateaus about 3/4 of the way up and there's a big area that's... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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 the parking lot on Orris Road. It goes up Welch Mountain, down a bit, up... More

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

my husband used to be an avid hiker. we are both a little out of shape and want to get back into hiking. we decided to take our time to complete the loop. we had a fantastic time. parts of the trail are steep, you will have to scrabble over rocks and many times you are climbing on exposed ledge.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Welch- Dickey Loop is a moderately challenging hike which takes about 3 hours. Views from the top of Welch and Dickey are magnificent! Beautiful mountain views with lots of ledge. It is a must do if you are looking for a half day hike. Welch and Dickey have lots of sloped slab which would be a bit tricky to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I only hike a couple times a year, and this trail I highly recommend. It only takes about 3hrs round trip to complete. Pack a lunch, eat on the ledge. Great Views!

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I didn't expect this hike to be as difficult as it was. You'll reach the "Welch Ledge", which is your first scenic view, in about 45 minutes. Most people head right back down to the parking lot from there. If you're going to do the full loop, the hike gets more strenuous from this point. Continue on, following the yellow... More

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a fabulous hiking loop - starts out on wooded trail alongside stream, a few water crossings, then to slightly steeper path in woods. Within an hour's hike, you are at first scenic view; continue upward, gradually steeper and a wonderful "challenge" walking up huge granite slabs! At the top of Welch Mtn., enjoy 360 degree views and enjoy a... More

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Warner,NH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This trail features some great views of Waterville Valley, there are some sections of climbing up a steep rock face, but if you are careful, it is not a big deal. This is a well used trail, with yellow blazes and cairns to guide you. It is fun to hit the summit of Mt. Welch and look up at the... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We are avid hikers and enjoyed this hike. It's quite scenic with a brook flowing through the woods next to the trail and many vistas. It's 4.5 miles around the loop. It gets really steep at the top. One part of the loop is a steep ridge that is not for the faint of heart. We aren't dumb, and a... More

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