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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

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Beautiful views and fun rock scrambling

This is my favorite hike - 4-5 hours including lunch break at the summit. After 45 minutes hiking up through the woods, you emerge on a plateau above treeline and continue to work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my favorite hike - 4-5 hours including lunch break at the summit. After 45 minutes hiking up through the woods, you emerge on a plateau above treeline and continue to work your way up open rock faces (no climbing gear needed but bring hiking boots or sneakers with GOOD rubber treads so you don't slip). Lovely lunch stop... More 

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1 Thank fionas448
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had trouble finding this place – type in 1 Orris Road into your GPS and that will take you to the trail entrance. And FYI – you're supposed to pay $5 to park. The views are incredible and the hike is semi-strenuous. We saw multiple trail runners. There are points that level off and points that you climb up... More 

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1 Thank Kipp7272
Campton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Well liked and well signed. A nice place to go if you have time. Not a destination place though it is presented that way.

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Thank DeaverB
Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Just the right amount of difficulty for us. Great views. Watch out for the slippery surfaces on the rocks where the ice forms! Wouldn't feel comfortable taking my parents up there. Start with Dickey, which is more difficult, and enjoy the awesome foliage on the way down Welch.

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Thank AbKo_12
Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Well, we went to this particular hike because it was close to where we were staying and thought that it would be a quick hike. It would have been had it not been raining! Let me tell you, I almost slid off of the mountain several different times and thought that I was going to die 55% of the hike... More 

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Thank Rachel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a great moderate hike that can be done by most people. We went last weekend which was a little crowded because it's foliage season but did not take away from the beauty or the experience. Make sure to bring plenty of food and there are a couple spots that if you're afraid of heights and ledges, you will... More 

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Thank paducah1983
Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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 up to Welch. Easy incline and nice adjacent bubbling stream. Pretty wet though. The first... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 end-of-summer activity with gorgeous views and well maintained trails that all of us, an elderly... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 on and be headed for a nasty fall. The hike is also reviewed in several... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 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 views from many points of his loop are outstanding. 4.5 mile round trip, 1750 feet... More 

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