• Welch-Dickey Hike

    The Welch - Dickey Loop is a classic mountain hike
    in the southern White Mountains
    Dickey Mountain from Welch Mountain
Mounts Welch and Dickey Hike

This is the first of three preparation hikes for the trip to Baxter State Park in August. Each of these three hikes will increase the distance, elevation, and ruggedness of the hike. Our first hike is a loop trail over two peaks following ledges and rocky scrambles. You should already be comfortable with more than 1500’ elevation gain (e.g. Mount Monadnock along Toll Road) and open vistas. This is a southern White Mountains classic.

About the Hike
  • Trails: Welch-Dickey Loop Trail
  • Meet: Welch-Dickey Trailhead (see directions)
  • Hike Location: Thornton, NH
  • Cost: Free for OAC members, $5 for everyone else
  • Type: Day Hike
  • Distance: approx. 4½ miles
  • Elevation gain: approx. 1,800'
  • High point: Dickey Mountain (2,734')
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
  • Children: kid friendly (no strollers)
You Should Have
  • Map of Welch-Dickie Loop
  • Permissions slip for those under 18
  • Driving directions to meeting point
  • Talent release form (for anyone who hasn't completed one)
  • The Essentials for Safe Hiking
  • HikeSafe Web Site
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) - Seven Principles
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