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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

Thornton, NH
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Type: Hiking Trails
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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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31 reviews 31 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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61 helpful votes 61 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Took our 3 boys (ages 9, 7, & 4) on this hike and they did great. Near the top of Welch and Dickey, it was steeper, but with a little help, even the 4 year old was able to conquer it. If you stop at the first rock ledge, you are missing alot. The trail continues upward and is definitely... More

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Campton, New Hampshire
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

On a good day, this is a great hike with scenic views. If it is wet or icy, beware! You do have to hike up some open and pretty steep ledges. This is not a beginner type of hike. Good footwear is a must. In any kind of icy or snowy weather, crampons are also an absolute must!

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

It's not a hard hicking trail if you are in a good shape :-) The views are spectacular ... The best of what nature is all about!!!

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