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Easy to get to hike with great view

Easy climb, great views. Great for hikers of all ages and abilities. All exposes granite at the... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Exeter, New Hampshire
Wonderful hiking in White Mountains

Took our 100 lb lab here for a hike in December to find wonderful, snow covered mountain trails... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Easy climb, great views. Great for hikers of all ages and abilities. All exposes granite at the summit

Thank FredNH92051
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Took our 100 lb lab here for a hike in December to find wonderful, snow covered mountain trails. Still very accessible and beautiful. The hike loop is 4.5 miles to both Welch and Dickey mountains- the second mountain is a bit more strenuous but doable....More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Incredible views, but tricky this late in season. Ice on rock trail, fall leaves were making foot placement difficult. Love to omega back in season. There were some hard climbing across rock faces, but the views were worth it.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We really enjoyed this sweet hike as a little sample of what New Hampshire has to offer...beautiful trees, creek, boulders, quiet, and a gorgeous view at the top.

1  Thank Rebecca1384
Reviewed 2 October 2016

For a moderate 4.5 mile loop hike you are treated to amazing views for a good portion of the hike. I would recommend heading up to Welch Mountain first and then going over to Dickey before continuing over Dickey and completing the loop. Welch has...More

2  Thank SarahE_RI
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this hike, but it was a little more strenuous than I expected. I lot of straight up slides, but really incredible views! Trails are not difficult but do involve many stretches of steady uphill with continuous, incredible views. Some of the most interesting...More

Thank jeffn499
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Though not even close to the highest peaks in the area this hike has some of the best views. Of the 4.4 miles on this loop a couple miles are above the tree line. If you are up for a shorter hike, the first open...More

Thank Bden99
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Really well cared for trails and well marked. This mountain is described as a family hike and I feel that is misleading as there are sections that are very challenging. Additionally there is a lot of hiking across steep granite which would be quite slippery...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent veiws with moderate effort some steep sections on rock face. Should take 3 and a half to 4 hours with no stops but I would recommend planning a day for many stops to enjoy the veiws.

Thank trlblzr1
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a great day-hike to do in the Whites. Great views on the summits of Welch and Dickey, just don't get fooled by the first overlook being the summit (if you go counterclockwise), it gets more rugged from there. Also I would not rec...More

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Peter R
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
sorry, just saw this... if you have a fear of heights, then this may not be the hike for you...i didn't know and after i finished the first leg of this hike (beautiful), it continued to a path which was ALL boulders (with... More
Liane M
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Response from bernie1935 | Reviewed this property |
We took our 3 year old dog on this hike. It was not strenuous for him, but, when we got to the second peak, I wish I had put him on a leash because there are large boulders and crevices off trail that he explored and we got... More