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Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

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Address: Thornton, NH
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WARNING: To all the "Complainers" out there, the only thing to "complain" about is that there's NOTHING to "complain" about! My wife and I were looking for a place that would... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

WARNING: To all the "Complainers" out there, the only thing to "complain" about is that there's NOTHING to "complain" about! My wife and I were looking for a place that would give us a little peace and quiet and we found a slice of heaven. Literally, the minute we drove up the driveway, Klaus, the resident German Shepard, welcomed us... More 

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Thornton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Easy climb, great views. Great for hikers of all ages and abilities. All exposes granite at the summit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Took our 100 lb lab here for a hike in December to find wonderful, snow covered mountain trails. Still very accessible and beautiful. The hike loop is 4.5 miles to both Welch and Dickey mountains- the second mountain is a bit more strenuous but doable. It's one of our favorite mountains in the area to hike for it's beauty, terrain,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Incredible views, but tricky this late in season. Ice on rock trail, fall leaves were making foot placement difficult. Love to omega back in season. There were some hard climbing across rock faces, but the views were worth it.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We really enjoyed this sweet hike as a little sample of what New Hampshire has to offer...beautiful trees, creek, boulders, quiet, and a gorgeous view at the top.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

For a moderate 4.5 mile loop hike you are treated to amazing views for a good portion of the hike. I would recommend heading up to Welch Mountain first and then going over to Dickey before continuing over Dickey and completing the loop. Welch has about a half mile of very steep ledge to scramble up to get to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this hike, but it was a little more strenuous than I expected. I lot of straight up slides, but really incredible views! Trails are not difficult but do involve many stretches of steady uphill with continuous, incredible views. Some of the most interesting bare rock formations, ridges and ledges to be found anywhere! Did the loop in three... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Though not even close to the highest peaks in the area this hike has some of the best views. Of the 4.4 miles on this loop a couple miles are above the tree line. If you are up for a shorter hike, the first open ledges are reached in about a mile with great views. This trail does get rather... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Really well cared for trails and well marked. This mountain is described as a family hike and I feel that is misleading as there are sections that are very challenging. Additionally there is a lot of hiking across steep granite which would be quite slippery in wet weather. But on a dry day with older children and seasoned hikers the... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 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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