This loop hike of Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway—ascending the Blueberry Ledge Trail and descending the Walden Trail and Wonalancet Range Trail—is an exercise in interval hiking with each side of the loop featuring well-spaced steep ascents and rock scrambles.
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The Hancock mountains, named after our nation’s forefather with the infamous signature, offer an enjoyable day hiking adventure with dual peaks on the White Mountain 48 list of 4,000 footers. Due to numerous brook crossings, this hike is best served after the snowmelt swell has subsided and at times of low precipitation. I found it fits nicely as a fall foliage excursion.