Lodge to Hut: Franconia Ridge

Date and Time

Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00PM - Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:00PM


Highland Center and Greenleaf Hut,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.


Highlighted by tremendous views and full array of mountain habitats, this adventure takes us across iconic Franconia Ridge, where we'll find rare alpine plants and stunning views. We begin at AMC's Highland Center for an initial meeting and a comfortable night's lodging before we set out on the trail. Transported by van to the trailhead, we begin our trek to Greenleaf Hut via the Falling Waters Trail. We'll hike along a beautiful mountain stream up steep terrain, coming out on the summit of Little Haystack. From here, we'll make our way across the exposed alpine ridge, over the summits of Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette, and finally to Greenleaf Hut, on the shoulder of Mt. Lafayette. Our final day is a downhill trek along the Old Bridle Path, with great views of the ridge we came across, back to the trailhead to be met by the van and transported back to the Highland Center. This trip involves challenging hiking on steep, rocky terrain. Weather can change quickly. Participants should be in good hiking shape, have proper hiking boots and clothing, and be prepared for a mountain adventure!

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $339 member / $377 non-member
*Rates include lodging, meals, and guided activities. "Starting at" rates are based on shared bunkroom or bunkhouse accommodations; there may be an extra charge for private accommodations.

Past participants say...

•"The highlight of this program was reaching the top of Lafayette. The surroundings are beautiful, you meet interesting people, and the guides are excellent." Jeanne, participant, August 2014 •"It was an amazing time, one of the highlights of my summer. I will be doing another trip in the future." Participant, August 2014



Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Greenleaf Hut
Highland Center at Crawford Notch




Adults (18+)