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“What a hike!”

Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was a very challenging hike for us but it was totally worth it!! My husband and I were recommended this hike by local friends to get fabulous views and they did not disappoint. We are flatlanders so the elevation climb was tough, however if you take your time its okay. Definitely need to wear good hiking boots so you can grip the rock, and watch closely for yellow blazes painted to mark the trail or cairns (rock towers) to be sure to stay on the trail. The climbing wasn't too bad but definitely strenuous. Our poles were lifesavers, especially on the way back down. Beautiful fall colors just beginning and we caught the end of day sun which made the view glowing and gorgeous. Took us a solid 4 hours and we are in our upper 50's, this is with maybe total 20 minutes of resting stops. Be prepared to pay the park fee $3. Beauty of New Hampshire!!

3  Thank Monica G
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This was amazing! It was more challenging than expected but worth it. The views are absolutely stunning. There are some ledges and a lot of scrambling. I highly recommend this hike.

Thank Heidi B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

A wonderful hike with a little of everything - stunning views. We were lucky to have a magnificent fall day with lots of color. There are some ledges, some easy scrambling and lots of beautiful forest; good hiking boots are recommended and could be low or over the ankle. It was such a beautiful day we took our time and stopped to admire the stunning views -- which there are many. We had lunch on the Welch summit and looked over at Dickey. Definitely recommend.

Thank charisma2015
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A favorite for many who have visited this wonderful loop which ascends about 1800 feet to the summits of Welch and Dickey. These mountains which are low by NH standards stand above their higher forested neighbors because an intense forest fire many years ago consumed the vegetation, roots, and soil down to bare rock. What is left is an amazing experience of rock-climbing and hiking above the trees. Best done in autumn.

Thank mountlombard
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since I did this hike and I forgot how fun it is. This will be a challenge for beginners for sure and it's a great test mountain to see if your ready to start on some of the smaller 4000 footers. This hike has a little bit of everything for how small the 2 peaks are.
If you happen to be an experienced hiker than these are great fun mountains to get a quick hike in.
The only thing I would say is that if you have small children or dogs with you keep a close eye, and I wouldn't recommend after some rain. As for just adults, with proper footwear you should be fine no matter the conditions, as long as you know your limits and make good decisions.
If you an early bird like me, go catch a sunrise on the ledges. It's a great spot for that

Thank Ryan P
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