Zealand Summit via Zealand Trail and Appalachian Trail

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Zealand Summit via Zealand Trail and Appalachian Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2585 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Zealand Falls and a few views makes the wooded summit of this mountain easy to swallow for Northeast Peakbaggers Zealand mountain is located in on edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. You will pass by a beautiful AMC hut and Zealand Falls on the way to the wooded summit. The falls are definitely worth a stop at on the way up. You will have some views of the Bond Range near the top through the trees.

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20 days ago

No view at the summmit very pissed off . But the view at the cliff is amazing so if you see the sign that says view just go there

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2 months ago

Great hike. Not strenuous but has some minor stream crossings and rocky path requiring sure-footedness. Go to the hut for a nice view.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Did this one last September as a solo day-hike. One of my favorites of the 4000'ers. Not a difficult hike but it is long. The first couple miles are very easy and wind through various types of terrain. There's also a brief but steep portion maybe 3/4's up. No views from the top but the cliff view is one of the best I've seen. I spent a good bit of time there. Stopped in at Zealand Falls hut to rest and use the restroom on the way up and back.

7 months ago

10 months ago

easy and has amazing views!!

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Amazing and worth the trip to the amazing hut. More like a house. Roomy, food and drink :-)
Kid friendly

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11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

Great trail. Easy to moderate. The hut was great grabbed a cookie there. The waterfalls were fantastic. Nice little 6mi hike not hard but challenging enough whole family can do it.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Lots of water sources for the dog. Waterfalls were great. If the day was hotter I would have jumped in myself. The bugs weren't bad, but they must be lethal in spring with all of the shallow pools on the approach. Zeacliff was really gorgeous. Zealand Summit is anticlimactic. Decided to hit the Hale summit afterward and this melted my legs away due to having to reclaim 2000ft elev. Hale summit has no view, but there are some views through the trees on approach. Blueberries along the trail were tart and delicious.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Hiked to the Zealand Hut on 8/13/2016. Left around 10 AM and fortunately after the hot weather and high humidity broke -- previous days were 90*F and 90% humidity.

Hike in was uneventful and unfortunately had limited visibility with the changeable weather systems. All in all, enjoyable and relatively easy to get to the hut, shed some gear and then leave for a couple other peaks.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016