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Presidential Traverse Hut-to-Hut

Tackle the entire Presidential Traverse, a journey of peaks and panoramas, where every step ascends into the legends of the White Mountains.
Starting point
Appalachia Trailhead
Finish point
Webster Cliff Trailhead
Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Tour type
Hut-to-Hut
State
New Hampshire
Season
May - September
Technical level
For people who enjoy a challenge of exposed and difficult terrain
Fitness level
For avid hikers, used to long days out with longer steep sections
Price
From: 650$/person

Conquer the Presidential Peaks, including the Northeast’s highest summit, Mount Washington

Navigate through the unique alpine tundra above the treeline, where panoramic views unfold at every turn

Experience the iconic AMC high-mountain huts nestled amidst the peaks

Revel in the achievement of summiting all Presidential Peaks in a single journey

Discover the varied terrain of the Presidential Traverse, from rocky ascents to serene descents

Cherish the unparalleled beauty of sunrise and sunset from the summits and huts along this legendary trail

Fall foliage on Mount Madison in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. View from Dome Rock.

Trek vibrant trails of the Presidential Peaks

Autumn view from Mount Willard in the White Mountain National Forest - Crawford Notch Road

Embrace expansive White Mountain panoramas

One of the "Lakes of the Clouds", view  from Ammonoosuc Ravine hiking trail between Mount Monroe and Mount Washington

Discover alpine serenity in the Northeast heights

Mount Washington summit aerial view in summer, including the observatory, New Hampshire, USA.

Reach new heights atop Mount Washington

Blue Ridge Parkway summer Appalachian Mountains Sunset

Witness sunrise on Presidential alpine slopes

Madison Spring Hut

Conquer trails where Presidential giants rest

Large, rocky mountains in the sky above a dense and lush forest. These are mountains in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Mt Adams, Mt Madison and Mt Washington.

Hike above the clouds in the White Mountains

White Mountains - Cairn - New Hampshire - Mt Adams

Navigate rocky ascents to sky-kissing summits

Mount Eisenhower NH

Venture through mists on storied peaks

Fall foliage on Mount Madison in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. View from Dome Rock.
Autumn view from Mount Willard in the White Mountain National Forest - Crawford Notch Road
One of the "Lakes of the Clouds", view  from Ammonoosuc Ravine hiking trail between Mount Monroe and Mount Washington
Mount Washington summit aerial view in summer, including the observatory, New Hampshire, USA.
Blue Ridge Parkway summer Appalachian Mountains Sunset
Madison Spring Hut
Large, rocky mountains in the sky above a dense and lush forest. These are mountains in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Mt Adams, Mt Madison and Mt Washington.
White Mountains - Cairn - New Hampshire - Mt Adams
Mount Eisenhower NH

Self guided

Included in price

3x accommodation with half-board in AMC Mountain Huts
Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your hike
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Optional Extras

Airport transfer

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner
Sleeping bag
Backpack 25-40 l
Some cash

Step into the realm of giants on the Presidential Traverse Hut-to-Hut journey, an experience meticulously designed for those who seek adventure and a piece of American history.

This classic trail adventure focuses on the majesty of the Presidential Peaks, presenting an unparalleled opportunity to traverse the most iconic summits of the White Mountains.

In this adventure, hikers traverse all seven Presidential Peaks and can opt to extend their journey across four additional peaks, fully experiencing the White Mountains’ grandeur.

From the rugged trails of Mount Madison to the legendary heights of Mount Washington, each step of this journey is a testament to the wild, untamed beauty of the Northeast’s alpine wilderness.

The path, marked by rocky and uneven terrain, demands diligence and sure-footedness, offering a genuine challenge that rewards spectacular vistas and a profound sense of accomplishment.

The traverse weaves through the alpine tundra above the treeline, where the expansive views across New England are your constant companion.

Each peak conquered brings its own unique perspective, from the stark beauty of Mount Adams to the inviting slopes of Mount MonroeEisenhower, and Pierce, before the descent towards the serene embrace of the AMC huts.

Aligning with the essence of the grand traverse, our support for you remains steadfast. Your accommodations in the AMC huts are booked, ensuring a restful end to each exhilarating day.

The journey is complemented by a personalized travel bookletGPS navigation assistance, and unwavering 24/7 support, ensuring you’re well-equipped to face the challenges of the trail.

For those ready to embrace the challenge and the beauty of this extraordinary traverse, the Presidential Traverse Hut-to-Hut awaits.

State

Mountain Hut System

Greenleaf Mountain Hut underneath the Summit of Mount Lafayette in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

AMC Huts

The AMC huts in the White Mountains, managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club, provide a unique hiking and lodging experience across New Hampshire. These eight huts, inspired by Alpine models, are strategically placed along the Appalachian Trail, offering amenities from full-service meals to bunk accommodations tailored for hut-to-hut to enjoy. Services vary by season, with full service including meals in summer and a self-service option for the rest of the year. This system, emphasizing sustainability and access to nature, makes remote hiking segments more accessible and enjoyable.

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Things to know

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

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