Lodge to Hut Adventure: Southern Presidential Range

Date and Time

Thursday, September 1, 2022 5:30PM - Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:00PM


Highland Center Lodge,
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 across the southern Presidential Range of the White Mountains. We will meet at the AMC Highland Center Lodge for a group meet and greet, overview of the itinerary and dinner. After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast, we'll drive via AMC vans to the trailhead. We hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to Lakes of the Clouds Hut along the steep and challenging Ammonoosuc Ravine, 3.1 miles. The next day, we traverse the southern Presidential Range to Mizpah Spring Hut approx. 6 miles , giving us ample opportunity to explore the ridge and listen for boreal birds along the way. We will examine and discuss alpine adaptations and compare alpine plant communities. The last day we hike down the Crawford Path to the Highland Center for lunch, 2.6 miles. This trip involves moderate/difficult hiking on steep, rocky terrain. Weather can change quickly and become quite cold and windy above treeline. All meals are provided from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day, one night at AMC Highland Center Lodge and two nights in AMC's Backcountry Huts. We will have the opportunity to summit multiple peaks if the weather and group ability allow. This trip is rated as vigorous, see more details on the AMC trip rating below.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $750 member / $834 non-member
*Lodging at the AMC Highland Center, members of the same party may share a lodge room for an additional but reduced per person rate. Lodging at two of AMC's backcountry huts, All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day, Free use of the LL Bean gear room, Transportation to and from the trailheads, Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides

Click map for driving directions
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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Mizpah Spring Hut




Adults (18+)


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


(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.