Appalachian Trail: Zealand Trail to Guyot Shelter

MODERATE 1 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Zealand Trail to Guyot Shelter is a 7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,857 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

camping
9 days ago

Slightly above novice backpackers here. Strenuous due to distance and scrambling but a great adventure. Headed out at 730 am with a stop at Zealand Hut (good water spot) and arrived at Guyot Campsite by 200. Managed to get a spot on a tent platform but in retrospect the over flow sites are actually more secluded. The tent platforms are safe and very clean but you are literally touching other peoples tents. They have cold clean water from a spring and a cooking area. Keep in mind Guyot Campsite is literally just a place to crash for through hikers. It's on the east side of Bond/Guyot so theres minimal wind but also no view as its on a step slope with many trees. West Bond Spur is only 1/2 mile out from the campsite and offers great sunsets and is worth the hike out after you set camp. Actual distance from Zealand Road Trailhead to Guyot is not 7 miles it's more like 8.25. I mapped it both ways in and out and it is definitely not 7. Weather was awesome and caretaker at Guyot Campsite was friendly and helpful. Keep in mind the site is more of a place to hunker down and not a final destination. West Bond and Bondcliff are the places to see.