Hiking the 4000 Footers

Date and Time

Friday, March 20, 2020 5:30PM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


This weekend is designed for active, fit participants interested in summiting some 4000+ foot peaks in Crawford Notch during the winter. Participants may be after the 48 peaks or just interested in some moderately challenging winter hiking in the White Mountains with a group. The program will commence Friday evening with dinner, followed by a welcome session where you will meet and greet other group members and guides, and learn about the hikes being offered that weekend. Our professional guides will cover what to expect during the hike including terrain, trail conditions and weather, hiking safety, a recommended gear list, leave no trace, and more. Additionally, during the hike, guides will point out interesting flora/fauna along the way. The group will attempt to hike at least one 4000 footer on Saturday and one on Sunday, with the possibility to do several. Actual hiking destinations may vary based on weather and trail conditions, but options include: Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Webster, and Mt. Jackson. Also offered on Saturday will be a pre-hike stretching session, a post hike social hour including complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, and a evening program featuring local hikers who have completed the 48 4000 footers. Program Highlights Guided hikes up several 4000+ foot peaks. Options include: Mt. Pierce: Following the Crawford Path past Gibbs Falls and the Mizpah Cut-off, this trail climbs through different forest zones. The grade of this hike is moderate, and the summit has grand views in all directions. 6.4 miles RT, 2400' climb, 6-7 hours RT. Mt. Webster & Mt. Jackson Loop: This hike accesses both peaks of Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson via the Webster-Jackson Trail and the Webster Cliff Trail. Travelling over steep, rocky terrain, the trail passes by Silver Cascades before approaching the ledge, exposed summits. 6.5 miles, 2450' climb, 6 -8 hours RT(both summits). Mt. Tom & Mt. Field Loop: This classic loops gets you to 2 4000' peaks. A moderately strenuous hike that starts on the Avalon Trail and continues to the Willey Range. 7.5 miles, 2350' climb, 6-8 hours RT.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $319 member / $357 non-member
*Lodging at the AMC Highland Center; All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day; Guided instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides; Free use of the LL Bean Gear Room

Past participants say...

"Meeting like-minded people and getting to ask all the questions I've had about winter hiking. As with most every AMC guide, caretaker, or hut worker, our guides were personable, knowledgeable, and approachable!" Participant, January 2016 "Perfect conditions and extremely good guides." Ashley, Participant, January 2016

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

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.