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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

Thornton, NH
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Type: Hiking Trails
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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32 helpful votes 32 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Campton, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful trials ... it is about 4.5 miles if you do the entire loop. Gorgeous views of the Mountains at top. Pack a lunch and enjoy the views...dog friendly too...Definitely recommend this. If you can't do the entire two sides -just opt for one, which is roughly a little over 2 miles. FUN FUN FUN!

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Thornton, New Hampshire, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

skip this hike. it has nothing you would be interested in. the views are terrible, the distance long, and there's never anyone around to offer help when you compound fracture your femur.

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