Lodge to Hut Adventure: Galehead and Zealand Falls

Date and Time

Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:30PM - Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Special Early Summer Promotion! Reserve this Guided Program between June 4 & July 4 receive 20% off total price of reservation with tax. For new reservations only. Not to be combined with additional promotions or discounts. Join us on this hut-to-hut adventure as we explore the Pemigewasset Wilderness, a spectacular 3-day trek. 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 Gale River Trail before intersecting with the Appalachian Trail on our way to Galehead Hut. The next day we traverse the AT along the Twinway Trail, a remote ridge with beautiful views, to Zealand Falls Hut. From Zealand Falls, we end our trip with an easy hike out via the Zealand Trail next to a beautiful winding river. This challenging trip offers views of the remote Pemigewasset Wilderness. This trip involves 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! PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Hiking in world renowned terrain, including summit attempts of Galehead, South Twin, and Zealand Mountains. COVID-19 Response AMC's COVID response priorities are safety, transparency, and mission. We continue to follow the science and recommendations from CDC. This includes a vaccination requirement for all participants in this program. Exemptions: AMC understands that medical or religious exemptions must be considered. Those to whom medical or religious exemptions apply must receive a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the start of this program.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $750 member / $834 non-member
*Lodging at Highland Center Lodge, The second adult member of the same party choosing to share a Lodge room are charged a reduced per person rate; Bunk at two backcountry huts All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day Free use of backpacking gear from the L.L. Bean Gear Room Transportation to the field sites Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Galehead Hut
Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Zealand Falls Hut




Adults (18+)


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.