The current Galehead Hut was built in time to start the 2000 summer season. The old hut, originally built in 1932 was torn down and the new hut built on nearly the same site. It sleeps 38 people in four coed bunkrooms. It sits just below Galehead Mountain and South Twin.
The most direct route to the hut is up the Gale River trail, 4.2 miles from the trailhead off US Tr 3. The AT runs along the Garfield Ridge trail from Mt Lafayette past Garfield, Galehead, past the hut, and up a steep section to South Twin.