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Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway
Albany, NH, Sandwich, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Blueberry Ledge Trail
Looking up the Blueberry Ledge Trail

Route: Dicey Mill Trail, Tom Wiggins Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface), Rollins Trail, Dicey Mill Trail, (Mt. Passaconaway), Walden Trail, East Loop, Dicey Mill Trail

Opting for the Tom Wiggins Trail, we headed up the Dicey Mill Trail to reach its junction. The water crossing was a bit tricky, but doable nonetheless. The rest of the trail, though steep, wasn't too bad (contrary to the warnings posted and written about).

The ledges on the upper Blueberry Ledge Trail were fun as usual. Reaching vista on Whiteface, we had excellent views thanks to the crisp weather. After a short break, we headed to the true (wooded) summit along the Rollins Trail, then continued onward up to Passaconaway. After reaching the highpoint, we continued onto the eastern viewpoint, where we once again had good views, then descended the Walden Trail for a bit, connecting back to Dicey's Mill via the East Loop.

Despite being the beginning of a holiday weekend with good weather, the trails were never overly crowded.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Whiteface
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: , July 2, 2010
Hike Commenced: 10:16 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,140'
Destination: Mt. Whiteface
Ascent Commenced: 10:16 AM
Summit Reached: 12:38 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:22
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,020'
Distance: 4 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,050'
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Ascent Commenced: 12:38 PM
Summit Reached: 2:25 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:47
Trailhead Elevation: 4,020'
Summit Elevation: 4,043'
Distance: 3.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 863'
Hike Ended: 4:59 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:43
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,083'


The Dicey Mill Trail trailhead at Ferncroft
The Dicey Mill Trail trailhead at Ferncroft

Looking at the Ossipee Mountains from the Mt. Whiteface southern ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Ossipee Mountains from the Mt. Whiteface southern ledges

The Rollins Trail on the way to Mt. Passaconaway
The Rollins Trail on the way to Mt. Passaconaway

Looking toward the Franconia Ridge from near the Mt. Passaconaway summit - Click to enlarge
Looking toward the Franconia Ridge from near the Mt. Passaconaway summit

Topographic map of Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Wonalancet, then take Ferncroft Road. The trailhead (the road) and parking lot are both on the right next to the pasture.

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