Lodge to Hut: Franconia Ridge

Date and Time

Friday, September 13, 2019 5:30PM - Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


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! PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: •Hiking in strikingly beautiful terrain of Franconia Notch, including iconic Franconia Ridge •Hike over summits of Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, and Lafayette. •Hike the Franconia Ridge and stay at Greenleaf hut.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $339 member / $377 non-member
*All lodging and meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day, instruction and two days guiding with AMC Outdoor Guides, transportation to the trail heads

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

Click map for driving directions
ladies at the hut


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destinations

Greenleaf Hut
Highland Center at Crawford Notch




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.