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Hike: Welch/Dickey Loop (Intermediate)

Hike: Welch/Dickey Loop (Intermediate)
















Total Distance: 4.5 miles

Elevation Gain: approximately 1700 feet

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Pace: Slow to Moderate

Time: 4-5 hours

Hike Description: The Welch and Dickey hike is a loop trail which we will hike in a counterclockwise direction. From the parking lot we first summit Welch (2605 feet) and then Dickey (2736 feet) and finally return to the parking area. There are superb views of the Mad River Valley to Sandwich Mountain as well as excellent views of Franconia Notch.

Directions: From I-93 in Campton, NH take exit 28 onto Route 49 north toward Waterville Valley. Drive about 5.3 miles on Route 49. Turn left onto Upper Mad River Road immediately crossing the Mad River on Six Mile Bridge. Continue 0.7 miles, then turn right on Orris Road (there is a small sign reading Welch Mountain Trail). Follow Orris road for 0.6 miles to a parking area on the right at the trailhead.

Parking Fee: $3 per vehicle or a WMNF Parking Pass

Gear List:

Hiking 10 Essentials a list of these can be found in the files section of this group.

Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

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That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

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  • Kristie W.

    Great company and a great day!

    October 7, 2013

  • Rona

    Thanks Kristie - seems the others are coming from the Boston area. Iwill have to pass this time around!

    September 26, 2013

  • Kristie W.

    Hi Rona! I will already be in NH, but feel free to reach out to some other attendees as the list grows. Hope you can make it!

    September 25, 2013

  • Rona

    Hi Kristie,

    Been wanting to hike this Mt for a while but it always seems like such a long schlep for a four hour hike! BUT....if I could carpool with someone, that would be great! I live in Ashfield - would you be interested in carpooling, if I am available that day? Had something else planned but I think I'll be canceling it.

    September 24, 2013

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