Northern Presidential Traverse
Bretton Woods, NH5.0 (1 reviews)
- Phenomenal High Country Views
- Cozy Backcountry Huts
- Mountain Creeks & Lakes
- Deep, Pristine Forests
- Mountain Solitude
- Gourmet Lunches & Hot Drinks
Join Wildland Trekking for the most iconic hike in the White Mountains – the Presidential Traverse! The longest of our New Hampshire hiking excursions, this trip traverses the impressive spine of the Presidential Range and gives us the opportunity the summit the largest peaks in the area including Mounts Jefferson, Clay, Washington, and many others.
This trek offers an opportunity that is rare in the USA – the ability to hike deep into stunning wilderness while spending our nights in comfortable backcountry huts. Our trek will take us from the ecologically diverse forests that encompass these mountains (home to black bear, moose, fox and more) up to high alpine ridges and peaks where expansive views will take your breath away. Our nightly lodging includes a comfortable bunk, running water, toilets, hearty meals and outstanding company.
$1695 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trail featuresa typical New England hiking with steep ascents over short distances with no switchbacks. The first day is about 3500′ up in just over over 3 miles. Expect technical, broken terrain that can last for several miles at a time and will sometimes require you to use both hands going both up or down. While we’re “on trail,” the second day is continuous broken rock and technical terrain for the entire day, with a significant exposure section where guests are using both hands to climb with a cliff edge very near (Mount Jefferson traverse). Thanks to the huts, our packs are on the lighter side and distances are generally short. Ultimately this trip is between level 4 and 5, tending slightly toward 4.
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 15-25 lb backpack for 8-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
- Hiking one section with significant heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this hiking trip a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time.
TRAVEL TO BRETTON WOODS
All White Mountains trips begin and end at the AMC Highland Center near Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Most guests fly into a regional New Hampshire airport and drive to Bretton Woods via rental car. The nearest airport to is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in central New Hampshire, approximately two driving hours away. Manchester-Boston is served by domestic airlines including Delta, United, Southwest, and American. Many international carriers serve Logan International Airport in Boston, an additional 30 minutes away in Massachusetts. Bretton Woods is also accessible via bus, Greyhound and Concord bus lines.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE HIGHLAND CENTER
From central and south-central New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord, etc.):
- Take Interstate 93 North to Route 3 North (Exit 35).
- Take Route 3 North to Route 302 East (near Twin Mountain).
- Take Route 302 East approximately 10 miles to the Highland Center, located roadside right on Route 302.
From Boston and its suburbs:
- Take Interstate 93 North to central New Hampshire.
- Follow directions above for central New Hampshire. From Portland, Maine:
- Take Route 302 West to the Crawford Notch Depot Visitor Center, located roadside left on Route 302.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person