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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

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Address: Thornton, NH
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Excellent veiws with moderate effort some steep sections on rock face. Should take 3 and a half to 4 hours with no stops but I would recommend planning a day for many stops to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent veiws with moderate effort some steep sections on rock face. Should take 3 and a half to 4 hours with no stops but I would recommend planning a day for many stops to enjoy the veiws.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great day-hike to do in the Whites. Great views on the summits of Welch and Dickey, just don't get fooled by the first overlook being the summit (if you go counterclockwise), it gets more rugged from there. Also I would not rec going when it's been raining, there's a lot smooth faced granite that is quite slippery... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how many times that I have hiked a trail in the mountains and have been disappointed by the lack of nice views. Well, this trail is the antidote. Along the trail, both mountains have numerous granite areas which open up the vistas for your enjoyment. On the other hand, I would not attempt this trail if wet.... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I truly enjoyed this hike today. It seemed there was a new view every couple of minutes due to the many "slabs" that dot these mountains. I would not classify this as an easy hike but, in white mountain terms, it offers amazing views for just under a 4 hour trek with a few steep scrambles (including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike for all ages, parking, well-marked trails, great views from the top. Conveniently located off I93, exit 28, 3 miles.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have hiked Welch and Dickey often, with children (over 8 years old), with dogs and grandpas. It is a moderately difficult hike of about 3 hours. However, we like to take a break at the top have a snack and enjoy the views - which are amazing - so we can take 3.5 to 4 hours. You don't usually... More 

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Boston, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This hike yields incredible views for a reasonable amount of effort and challenge. The terrain varied which made it interesting and there are rewarding reviews at several points along the way. Be careful of "illegal" trail markings though. We started following some "illegal" trail markings after we reached the highest point and ended up coming down the mountain a very... More 

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1 Thank Sarah D
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I hiked this loop with a friend in just about 3 hours. The views from Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain are both really great--there are slabs near/at the top of each that provide almost completely open views, unblocked by trees. The only aspect of the hike that could be tricky is to hike up the exposed slabs in wet conditions,... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The views were amazing but the hike up was a little tough. Definitely not recommended for small children. It's a little over 3 hours to complete the loop and the views are awesome!

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Stratham, NH, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Went out in May on an iffy day with intermittent mist and light rain. I read a guide that said this was an "easy hike for families" and we figured we could handle a little rain and we'd finish in roughly 90 minutes. It was definitely not easy and probably not for families. Trail is relatively well marked, although there... More 

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