Teen Wilderness Adventures -7-day- Appalachian Trail & Katahdin Backpacking (Ages 15-18)

Date and Time

Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:00AM - Saturday, July 28, 2018 3:00PM


Start/End Location: White Mountains,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Adventure through the Maine Woods, along the wildest and northernmost section of the Appalachian Trail. This trip will finish at the northern terminus of the AT where we'll put our backpacking skills to the test in our summit attempt of Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine at 5,269'. For ages 15-18 General Itinerary: Day 1: After an introductory meeting with instructors, group and parents, gear is checked and issued. After packing a lunch, the group heads to the trailhead and begins their hike to the first campsite where they learn about camp set up, cooking on a camp stove, and sleeping comfortably in the backcountry. Day 2-5: The group makes their way through the 100 mile wilderness towards Katahdin, moving camp each day and refining their wilderness skills as they go. They will learn about navigation, camp craft, LNT, decision making and work as a team to accomplish their goal each day. Day 6: The group will make their summit attempt of Katahdin using day packs, allowing them to move fast and light in the mountains, and increasing the likelihood of a successful summit if the weather allows. Day 7: The group is transported back to Pinkham Notch in the morning where they will have lunch, de-issue borrowed equipment and debrief their trip before being picked up in the afternoon.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Youth: $1,449 member / $1,594 non-member
*Prices include instruction, transportation during the course, all meals from lunch the first day through lunch the last day, group equipment (tents, stoves, pots/pans, etc.), and all camping fees during the program.

Driving Directions




Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center






(best time to call: 8:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday)

Chelsea brings twelve years of adventure programming experience to her role at the AMC. She began leading wilderness trips for teens in 2006 and went on to work in both field and program leadership positions around the United States and South America. Chelsea joined the AMC in the role of Teen and College Adventure Programs Manager in the summer of 2016. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina in Asheville