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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, (Dickey Mountain), Welch-Dickey Loop Trail

With a nice, warm afternoon, I headed over to Welch-Dickey.

After jogging the brief flats down low, I took a hiking pace up to the first ledges on Welch, where there were excellent views. Working my way up the scrambles to the summit, there were some nice early fall colors in places.

After taking in the excellent views from Welch Mountain, I continued over to Dickey Mountain. Though tempted to check out the view spur trail, I opted to keep on moving and get out before dark, jogging the last bit of the trail back to the parking lot.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 20, 2010
Hike Commenced: 4:19 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Welch Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:19 PM
Summit Reached: 5:07 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:48
Trailhead Elevation: 1,090'
Summit Elevation: 2,605'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,545'
Destination: Dickey Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:12 PM
Summit Reached: 5:26 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600'
Summit Elevation: 2,734'
Distance: .5 mile
Vertical Gain: 314'
Hike Ended: 6:10 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:51
Hike Distance: 4.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,899'


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

Looking at Sandwich Mountain from near the Welch Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Sandwich Mountain from near the Welch Mountain summit

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 Mt. Tecumseh from near the Dickey Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Tecumseh from near the Dickey Mountain summit

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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