Lodge to Hut: Mount Washington Hike and Overnight at Lakes of the Clouds:

Date and Time

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Join an AMC Outdoor Guide on an attempt to summit New England's highest peak, Mount Washington. At 6,288' the "rock pile" should be on everyone's bucket list. Often underestimated due to its low elevation for a summit above treeline, and it's relatively short mileage. This challenging hike may be difficult for some to accomplish in one day, so we will take advantage of Lakes of the Clouds Hut and spend the night, hiking back down the next day. With an experienced AMC Outdoor Guide you'll hike at a moderate pace to Lakes of the Clouds via the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail. We'll stop at the hut for a rest and lunch. With lighter packs we'll continue up the 1.5 miles to the summit of Mount Washington. We'll explore the summit, take pictures on the "rock pile" and hike back down to the hut for the night. After a well-deserved dinner and evening program we'll take to our bunks for the night. The next day we will hike back down the Jewell Trail to a van that will transport us back to the Highland Center at Crawford Notch. This trip involves difficult hiking on steep, rocky terrain. Weather can change quickly and become quite cold and windy above treeline. Participants should be good hiking shape, have proper hiking boots and clothing and be prepared for an alpine adventure! There is no guarantee the group will reach the summit. AMC Guides will decide if a summit attempt can be made based on weather and other safety conditions. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: •Hiking in world renowned terrain, including summit attempt of Mt. Washington, highest peak in New England.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $339 member / $381 non-member
*Lodging, all meals from dinner on the first night to breakfast on the last day, instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides, transportation to and from the trailheads.

Past participants say...

•"Highlights were the summit, meals, and service at the hut." Participant, July 2016 •"My trip was great. Couldn't make it better! Both guides were excellent and fun. Very friendly- obvious that they love what they do!" Participant, July 2016 •"I really enjoyed the descent in the windy rainy conditions. I'd normally not go day-hiking in these conditions, but this trip showed me that I could do it and still be comfortable." Participant, July 2016

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Lakes of the Clouds Hut




Adults (18+)


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


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.