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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

Thornton, NH
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What a hike!

This was a very challenging hike for us but it was totally worth it!! My husband and I were... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Monica G
Savannah, Missouri, United States

This was amazing! It was more challenging than expected but worth it. The views are absolutely... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Heidi B
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Thornton, NH
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was a very challenging hike for us but it was totally worth it!! My husband and I were recommended this hike by local friends to get fabulous views and they did not disappoint. We are flatlanders so the elevation climb was tough, however if...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This was amazing! It was more challenging than expected but worth it. The views are absolutely stunning. There are some ledges and a lot of scrambling. I highly recommend this hike.

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A wonderful hike with a little of everything - stunning views. We were lucky to have a magnificent fall day with lots of color. There are some ledges, some easy scrambling and lots of beautiful forest; good hiking boots are recommended and could be low...More

Thank charisma2015
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A favorite for many who have visited this wonderful loop which ascends about 1800 feet to the summits of Welch and Dickey. These mountains which are low by NH standards stand above their higher forested neighbors because an intense forest fire many years ago consumed...More

Thank mountlombard
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since I did this hike and I forgot how fun it is. This will be a challenge for beginners for sure and it's a great test mountain to see if your ready to start on some of the smaller 4000 footers....More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Moderate because of the distance, difficult because of the dangerous slopes. This hike had plenty of off the path places to break and eat. There was a dog that fell off the ledge the day we hiked. Don't forget the $5 for the parking.

Thank royacres
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Especially beautiful in the fall, this loop is a great hike for all ages! Go up Welch first and enjoy the spectacular view. It your feeling ambitious, continue on to Dickit. The ledges get a little tricky but doable. If you have had enough when...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 30 July 2017

What a spectacular hike... It starts out right next to a stream and you can hear it for a long time... when you get to the first ledge overlooking the white mountains, you gasp at the beauty. Then the hard work start... If you are...More

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My first hike in the White Mountains and it was moderate to difficult but worth every effort. Hand over foot climbing in certain spots but you reach beautiful views. Just a note of thanks. I got a little cocky on the way down and took...More

Thank mescand
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I led a group trip in this area. We are intermediate to advanced hikers who hike all over America and even overseas. Here is my perspective from someone who has introduced many to the outdoors and uncovered hidden gems for those who are only familiar...More

1  Thank CarsonWorldwide
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Peter R
15 October 2017|
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Response from CarsonWorldwide | Reviewed this property |
Welch Mountain is 1.9 miles from the parking lot. Dickey is 2.3 miles. The totla loop is 4.4 miles. What this means is you are better off doing entire loop as it is not that much more and there are some beautiful slabs to... More
Liane M
18 June 2016|
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Response from bernie1935 | Reviewed this property |
We took our 3 year old dog on this hike. It was not strenuous for him, but, when we got to the second peak, I wish I had put him on a leash because there are large boulders and crevices off trail that he explored and we got... More