Backpacking


White Mountain offers two backpacking trips in White Mountain National Forest.
This page includes information about both.

We will explore a beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. The two groups will travel in opposite directions on a section of trail between the Zealand Trailhead and the Ethan Pond Trailhead. On the first day, both groups will cover a relatively short distance, allowing us to take in the spectacular northern forest and giving us time to discuss and practice our wilderness skills. Groups will take turns camping at two designated locations along the trail, one a primitive camp, and the other an established tent site (Ethan Pond Campsite). Trip highlights include breathtaking views from Zeacliff Outlook and Zealand Valley and pristine mountain lakes. 
North to South

Day 1

Hike Zealand Trail to Lend-a-Hand Trail. Camp in the Zealand Notch area (primitive camp).

Day 2

From camp, hike Twinway Trail to Zeacliff Outlook. Continue down Zeacliff Trail to Ethan Pond Trail / Appalachian Trail. Camp at Ethan Pond Campsite.

Day 3

From camp, hike out Ethan Pond Trail / Appalachian Trail to trailhead.
South to North

Day 1
Hike Ethan Pond Trail / Appalachian Trail to Ethan Pond Campsite. Camp at Ethan Pond Campsite.

Day 2
From camp, hike Ethan Pond Trail / Appalachian Trail to Zeacliff Trail to Zeacliff Outlook. Continue down Twinway Trail. Camp in the Zealand Notch area (primitive camp).

Day 3
From camp, hike out Zealand Trail to trailhead.

    • Groups will hike in opposite directions along the same trail network. (Credit: ACME Mapper 2.1)

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Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for students grades 9-12/PG.

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