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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 down the Dicey Mill Trail
Looking down the Dicey Mill Trail

Route: Dicey Mill Trail, (Mt. Passaconaway), Walden Trail, Dicey Mill Trail

After a long hike, and with a potentially bad weather forecast, I was leaning toward taking the day off. After a few hours, though, I decided to at least do something locally, hopefully before the large cells on the radar arrived.

Despite the recent rains, the water crossing on the Dicey Mill Trail was rock hoppable. Reaching the summit of Passaconaway, I was able to have some brief views before fog moved in. Though I had had some sunshine and blue sky for parts of the ascent, it rained lightly throughout most of the descent. Fortunately, the bugs were not too bad.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, August 2, 2009
Hike Commenced: 10:50 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,140'
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Ascent Commenced: 10:50 AM
Summit Reached: 12:44 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:54
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,043'
Distance: 4.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,023'
Hike Ended: 2:51 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:01
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,183'


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

A flower near Ferncroft
A flower near Ferncroft

Looking at Bear Mountain from near the Mt. Passaconaway summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bear Mountain from near the Mt. Passaconaway summit




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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