Jennings Peak Spur

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 3215

Elevation Gain178ft
Trailhead Elevation3,314ft
Elevation Min/Max3314/3448ft
Elevation Start/End3314/3314ft

Jennings Peak Spur

Jennings Peak Spur is a hiking trail in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 3,314 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 178 feet. The trail ends near Jennings Peak (elevation 3,406 feet). This trail connects with the following: Sandwich Mountain Trail.

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Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"Many people looking for a half-day hike in Waterville Valley make their way to the Welch and Dickey Loop. Located a few miles south on the opposite side of the Mad River Valley, the 4.4-mile Welch and Dickey Loop is an enjoyable excursion with nice views of the surrounding area. However, if you are in search of less company and don’t mind a slightly harder workout, choose an equally scenic loop to nearby Jennings Peak. This 6.5-mile hike can also be extended 2.4 miles by including a side trip to the summit of 3980-foot Sandwich Dome, a New England Hundred Highest Peak."

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A fabulous hike, the climb up after the river crossing was intense but the views from Jennings Peak were unbelievable. Led group of 7 people from ages 10 to 65. On a hot day, it is a good workout, bring enough waterwould be my advice.
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We hiked the Welch-Dickey trail twice in fall 2007 with our (then) 6 year old son and we all enjoyed it very much. The landscape was changing and varied (wooded below, changing from oak/maple to pine to stunted plants .. then sheer rock) There were lots of ledges and breathtaking views. It was challenging enough for our son without being too much, and kept him interested the whole way. And of course he was very proud of having hiked TWO peaks. The only "criticism" was that it is popular! I think it took about 3 hours to do the whole thing including picnic stops.

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Trail Information

Waterville Valley
Nearby City
White Mountain National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Waterville Valley and Mount Tripyramid
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