Mount Whiteface and Passaconway Loop

HARD 32 reviews

Mount Whiteface and Passaconway Loop is a 10.4 mile loop trail located near Wonalancet, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3969 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

rock climbing

forest

views

This is a fun loop hike deep in the White Mountains to two wooded summits but with ledges and various viewpoints along the route the hike is well worth it. The trailhead is beautiful and the trails are pretty well maintained. Climb Whiteface through the Blueberry Ledges Trail (you can take the Blue Berry Ledges Cutoff as well, it merges into the Blueberry Ledges anyway). Up until the last half mile you will be immersed in deep forest. Beautiful brooks and small falls next to the trail. Not too many ledges or blueberries until you get close to Mt. Whiteface. The last half a mile climbing Mt. Whiteface is rather steep but short. You will be rewarded by beautiful views to the west. Continue northeast into the Rollins Trail which will hit the intersection with the Dicey's Mill Trail. If you take this trail north (left) you will hit Mt. Passaconway. Although that is the mountain top, you may want to walk a quarter of a mile north to the view point. Turn back through the Dicey's Mill Trail which lead you down to the trailhead where you started.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike! Only reason for the 3 Stars is there isn't much of a view at the peak because it's in a wooded area. It's hard to tell when you're at the Passaconway peak or if you should continue further

hiking
14 days ago

Whiteface was lots of fun and had some great views on the way up. the summit isn't marked and is wooded. The hike over to Passaconway was easy, also a wooded summit and didnt notice a sign for it. Make sure you hike down the "to view" trail to get one of the only ok view from Passaconway. Very little water on this hike so pack enough for the whole hike.

hiking
15 days ago

camping
1 month ago

fun hike we camped up top nice views

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of talk about dangerous rock scrambles and steep ascends. As long as the rocks are dry, they make for an exciting climb. Great day. Great hike up Blue and down Dicey in and out with lunch on whiteface in under 8 hours.

backpacking
1 month ago

Anyone know of stealth camping in the Wonalancet area?

Anne

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, a bit difficult for dogs. I had to lift my black lab up onto ledges 4-5 times and carry her through a river

2 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

geocaching
3 months ago

Did all of Dicey's Mill trail. We hit a snow storm at the top. Made the top late. Hiked out in moonlight for a while. Made it out at 930 pm after hiking in the dark. White Mountains night hiking rocks. PS...kudos to the ladies with the beer and the small plane flying over us. Wow.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Had so much fun! Light snow throughout the hike made for fun views. One spot on whiteface had to hand the pups up one at a time and one spot on passaconaway had to coach them up - just added to the adventure! Lots of postholds of the monorail,only needed microspikes

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago