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Welch Mountain, Dickey Mountain
Thornton, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail to Welch Mountain
Heading up the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail to Welch Mountain

Route: Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, (Welch Mountain), Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, spur trail, (north viewpoint), spur trail, Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, (Dickey Mountain), Welch-Dickey Loop Trail

Quasi-jog, quasi-hike on a hot pre-summer day. Bugs not too bad if mobile. Excellent views from an unmarked herdpath to northern ledges off Dickey Mountain.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Welch Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Dickey Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Welch Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 1,090'
Summit Elevation: 2,605'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,545'
Destination: Dickey Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600'
Summit Elevation: 2,734'
Vertical Gain: 414'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:39
Hike Distance: 4.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,999'


The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail trailhead
The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail trailhead

Looking at Sandwich Mountain from Welch Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Sandwich Mountain from Welch Mountain

Looking down the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail at Welch Mountain on the way to Dickey Mountain
Looking down the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail at Welch Mountain on the way to Dickey Mountain

Looking at Green Mountain and Mt. Tecumseh from the Dickey Mountain northern ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking at Green Mountain and Mt. Tecumseh from the Dickey Mountain northern ledges

Topographic map of Welch Mountain, Dickey Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 49 to Six Mile Bridge - take a left there and go up the hill. Take a right onto Orris Road. National Forest pay parking lot will be on the right after a short drive.

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