Summary: 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.
Trailhead: From Boston, I-95 until exit 4. Rt 16 North, until the Chocorua region. 113 West, until Tamworth, then Rt 113-A until the trailhead. (it ends close to it). (Lat:43.91339 Lon:-71.35808)
Trail Guides for Whiteface and Passaconway:
White mountain guide 27th edition
by Gene Daniell and Jon Burroughs (AMC) (AMC)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Saco Ranger District 603-447-5448
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Reviewed by sun also rises on 9/16/2009
If you are doing the blueberry/rollins/dicey mill loop it is a bit longer than 10 miles. This is a nice hike and nothing more. There are little to no views. The summits of both Whiteface and Passaconway are wooded and anti-climatic. It is a good workout but not overly strenuous or challenging. Finding the trail head is a bit strange as you must walk through private property to do so. The trail is well maintained and clearly marked once on it. a huge majority of the hike is wooded. Overall a good hike but not much to see. I had a good day but would not hike it again.
Reviewed by Sean on 10/8/2006
From I-95 North Take Exit 4, which is route 16 North, not exit 27.
Reviewed by PMc on 10/17/2005
This is just a revision to the trailhead directions. They state "then Rt 113-A until the trailhead. (it ends close to it)"...please note that 113-A continues on past this point. From Tamworth, you'll have a large open field on your left, a pretty white church on your right, and the road will be doing a 90 degree turn to the left. At the apex of this turn there is a side road with be a brown sign pointing down it reading "Monalancet Pond". Take this road .75 miles to the marked parking lot. Another option up Whiteface would be to take 113-A another 5 miles (or so) and turn right on Whiteface Intervale road. Stay straight, then .75 miles on your left is a marked parking lot.There is a topo map of the area here. Flat Mtn Pond hike is nic
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