Trip report

Zeacliff Outlook Hike

Hiking/Walk DATE: 08/28/2010 - 08/28/2010

Trip/Event Location: Twin Mountain, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Zeacliff offers magnificent views of Zealand Notch and the eastern part of the Pemigewasset Wilderness! 

Per SummitPost: "The cliff atop the eastern end of Zealand affords excellent views

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The Zealand Trailhead is located in Twin Mountain, NH at the end of the Zealand Road which can be found on the south side of Rt. 302.

From the East:

  • Traveling on Rt. 302 West, Zealand Road is about 9.2 miles west of the Willey House Historical Site, and about 6.5 miles west of the AMC Highland Center. Zealand Road as well as both of these landmarks are all on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Turn left onto Zealand Road.
  • 3.5 miles from Rt. 302, Zealand road ends and there is a large parking area on the left.
  • I'll be driving a blue Toyota FJ Cruiser.

From the West:

  • From the junction of Routes 302 and 3 in Carroll [Twin Mountain], go east on Route 302.
  • After 2.1 miles, turn right onto Zealand Road.
  • 3.5 miles from Rt. 302, Zealand road ends and there is a large parking area on the left.
  • I'll be driving a blue Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

On a nice warm Saturday, 9 GO members hiked up the Zealand Trail. We took a break at the hut.

We then continued to the top of Zeacliff to enjoy the views. The views from Zeacliff were fantastic, the cliffs of Whitewall Mountain were beautiful and we could see the Ethan Pond Trail cut across the slides. We had lunch at the top and then descended back down to the falls.

Once we were back at the falls, shoes and socks came off and we cooled our feet in the water. The water felt great.

No one wanted to move after our break at the falls, but eventually we headed down the rest of the trail to the parking lot. We then did the traditional BBQ back at Mike's house!

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thanks Mike for an incredibly satisfying hike, and as always a great party at your place after. You set the standard! - HikerLegs

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