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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

Ascent to Welch was mostly snow free. Some wet ledges and a few small patches of snow/ice.

Monorail between peaks, as well as some wet ledge. Made it without traction, but some may like light traction.

Some ice on upper portion of descent coming off Dickey...some may want light traction. Also some wet ledges up high. Mostly dry on lower half.


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: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Welch Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:42
Trailhead Elevation: 1,090'
Summit Elevation: 2,605'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,545'
Destination: Dickey Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600'
Summit Elevation: 2,734'
Distance: .5 mile
Vertical Gain: 314'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:49
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 Dome from Welch Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Sandwich Dome from Welch Mountain

The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail between the peaks
The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail between the peaks

Looking toward the Franconia Ridge from near the Dickey Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking toward the Franconia Ridge 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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