Boston: Welch-Dickey Loop

Click off two 2,500-plus foot peaks, sample from entry-level scrambling on granite slabs on this 3.8 mile loop.
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Click off two 2,500-plus foot peaks, sample from entry-level scrambling on granite slabs on this 3.8 mile loop.

Entry-level terrain with expert-caliber scenery—that’s the promise of this 4.4-mile, dual-summit hike in the southwestern foothills of the Whites. Ascend under hardwood canopy, then it’s all granite ledges to the summit of 2,605-foot Welch Mountain. Minimal exposure and easy scrambling broaden the appeal.

Miles from city center: 124

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.3

Waypoints

WDL001

Location: 43.904231, -71.588974

Trailhead

WDL002

Location: 43.905453, -71.588094

Turn R to hit Welch Mountain first.

WDL002

Location: 43.919226, -71.575799

Summit of Welch Mountain (2,605 feet)

WDL003

Location: 43.923074, -71.578825

Summit of Dickey Mountain (2,734 feet)