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Lodge to Hut Adventure: Presidential Traverse

Date and Time

Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:00PM - Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Join us on this hut-to-hut adventure as we explore the land above treeline on this challenging and stunning multi-night trip. Beginning with dinner and a comfortable night's lodging at AMC's Highland Center; we gear up for our backcountry adventure. We embark on our hike up the Airline Trail to Madison Spring Hut. The next day we traverse the rocky northern Presidential Range to Lakes of the Clouds Hut giving us ample opportunity to explore the ridge in full summer glory. From Lakes of the Clouds Hut, we continue along the southern Presidential Range to Mizpah Spring Hut. We end our hike by descending the historic Crawford Path to the Highland Center. This trip involves moderate-to-challenging terrain including steep rocky ascents, uneven footing and exposed terrain above treeline. Weather can change quickly and become quite cold and windy. Participants should be in excellent hiking shape, have proper hiking boots and clothing and be prepared for a summer alpine adventure!

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: / $930 non-member
*All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day; Lodging at the AMC Highland Center, Madison Spring, Lakes of the Clouds, Mizpah Spring Huts (private rooms may be available at the Highland Center upon request at a higher rate); Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides; Transportation to and from the trailhead

Past participants say...

"Well led, good length, and well supported. Felt very safe to stretch expectations." Participant, July 2016 "Great value for the experience. Highlights were guides and our ability to summit Mt. Washington." Participant, July 2016 "An amazing guide with the ability to get us through challenging terrain safely. Knowledgeable about the environment. "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
Madison Spring Hut
Mizpah Spring Hut


Most Challenging


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.