Zealand Trail to the Summit

EASY 22 reviews

Zealand Trail to the Summit 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding 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

birding

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.

hiking
1 month 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.

4 months ago

7 months ago

easy and has amazing views!!

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked to Zealand Hut on 7/24/2016. The weather and trail condition was excellent although there was a tree down across the trail that was not there on the accent. The temperature was 63°F and humidity was comfortable. Traffic was marginal on the trail to and fro. All hikers encountered were courteous and friendly. All an all it was an excellent day hiking the New Hampshire White Mountains.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. Some nice waterfalls and views along the way. We continued on to the Bonds. See link for photos.

http://www.trailsunblazed.com/the-bonds-and-mt-zealand/

10 months ago

Not too hard for a day hike in June. However, that is fly mating season and they will bite you my girlfriend and I were swarmed be careful

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very easy trail. Has many beautiful waterfalls. Didn't make it all the way to the cliff.

snowshoeing
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Great experience! Beautiful and quiet landscapes!

snowshoeing
Sunday, March 06, 2016

We had a great snowshoeing experience on these trails!!!

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Found this trail to be easy to travel and the scenery display kept me interested in both directions. Great experience for young and older novice hikers. Made this hike in September of 2015.

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wonderful trail, easy with plenty of POI. Streams, lakes, bogs, waterfalls and beaver dams. Well maintained trail with gentle slope.