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Wonderful views

The route starts out near the river, which was quite high when we went. There was also a water all... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Odon8
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Reston, Virginia
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Super loop trail -- some rock scrambling

A great hike for able hikers and agile dogs. Views great about 1/2 way up so you can turn around... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Trekandmore
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The route starts out near the river, which was quite high when we went. There was also a water all over the trail. The trail soon opened up onto fantastic views of nearby mountains. At that point you are hiking on steep, glacially smoothed out...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Odon8
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A great hike for able hikers and agile dogs. Views great about 1/2 way up so you can turn around early or go all the way for even better views.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Response from bobrusa | 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
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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
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