Guided Hut to Hut Hiking: Southern Presidential Peaks

Date and Time

Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:30PM - Sunday, June 16, 2024 3:00PM


Highland Center Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the rugged beauty of the Southern Presidential Peaks of the White Mountains. This Hut to Hut hiking adventure provides an opportunity for not only a physical trek through stunning landscapes, but also an enriching experience led by knowledgeable AMC Guides, connecting you with the natural world and community of like-minded adventurers. Our journey will begin at AMC's Highland Center, a cozy and welcoming base where the group will meet for the first time. This initial meeting is a chance to connect as a group and the guides will review the plan for the weekend, expectations, safety protocol, gear, weather conditions, etc. and will be a chance to make sure everyone is feeling confident and prepared about the trip to come. For those needing equipment, we have gear available to borrow at no extra cost from the LL Bean Gear Room on site. The next morning, the group will depart for the hike to the iconic Lakes of the Clouds Hut, situated just below the summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. This segment of the hike offers a challenging but rewarding ascent, with stunning views that unfold as we climb higher. Our guides, experts in the region's natural history and ecology, will share insights into the unique alpine environment along the way. Once at the hut, we'll be greeted by unparalleled panoramic views that stretch across the White Mountains. We'll have the opportunity to explore around the hut or attempt a summit of Mount Washington, time and weather permitting. After a family style hearty dinner, the group will get a nights rest in the shared all-gender bunkrooms. After breakfast, the group will embark on a hike along the Southern Presidential ridge, a spectacular route above the trees that provides sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Along the way, we'll have the opportunity to summit some of the Southern Presidential Peaks, time and weather permitting. The trail eventually dips once more into the boreal forest as we near Mizpah Spring Hut, our destination for the final evening. Relax and enjoy the company of fellow hikers as we share stories of our day's adventure. Our final morning, the group will descend the trail back to Highland Center, where we will wrap up and depart. This hut-to-hut hike in the Southern Presidential Peaks is more than just a journey through nature-it's an opportunity to connect with the environment, with others, and with yourself. What's Included: Expert guides knowledgeable in the area's natural and cultural history Accommodation in Highland Center, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, and Mizpah Spring Hut All meals, from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $799 member / $875 non-member
*Lodging at the AMC Highland Center's Shapleigh Bunkhouse 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 gear and equipment from LL Bean Gear Room Transportation to and from the trailheads Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides

Past participants say...

"Wealth of information and knowledge from guides" Participant, August 2019 "Great group chemistry - I felt like I fit in, no one complained, very positive attitudes. The guides knew how to motivate and cheer us on. They had great info on the history and natural features of the area" Participant, August 2019

Click map for driving directions
Lodge to Hut


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: 10am - 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.