From Mt Bond Summit
West Bond - 4540'
The summit of West Bond is reached by a small spur trail from
Mt Bond. It sits above the expanse of the
Pemi Wilderness, as far from the road as any peak in the Whites.
The closest camping is at the
Guyot Campsite. The Zealand Falls Hut
is to the north and is open all year round.
- Wilderness Trail to Bondcliff - Travel 5 flat miles on the Lincoln
Woods and Wilderness trails to the Bondcliff trail junction. Slowly climb, then
much more steeply until reaching treeline near the summit of Bondcliff. The trail
dips below treeline and climbs up to Mt Bond, then down again before turning left
onto the West Bond Spur trai. Total distance is 11.3 miles and climbs
- Zealand to Twinway to Bondcliff - From the Zealand trailhead travel mostly on
flat trails to the Zealand Falls Hut. The Twinway climbs steeply from there to Zeacliff
with it's wonderful views, then up past Zealand eventually hitting the junction with the
Bondcliff trail at 7 miles, near Mt Guyot. Follow the Bondcliff trail over the summit
of Mt Guyot and pass the side trail to the Guyot Campsite before turning on the West Bond Spur
trail. Total distance is 8.2 miles and gains 3400'. In winter
the road to Zealand is closed and it adds roughly three miles each way.
- Lincoln Woods - This main entrypoint for the Pemi is
on Rt 112, the Kanc. It is approx 5 miles east of I-93, on the
left just after crossing the Pemigewasset River. A WMNF parking
pass is needed, and they are sold at the ranger station. There
are bathroom facilities.
- Zealand - One of the northern approaches, the Zealand parking
is at the end of the Zealand Road, which is gated in winter. The road
starts at the Zealand Campground, on NH Rt 302, approx 5 miles east of
the junction with Rt 3 in Twin Mountain. A WMNF parking pass is required.
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