Getting to Pinkham Notch
Harvard Cabin is a backcountry facility with minimal amenities located at the base of Huntington Ravine on New Hampshire's Mt. Washington and requires a 2 mile hike to access. You must come prepared with your own food and appropriate winter equipment.
AMC's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center is the usual trailhead for winter adventurers heading to Harvard Cabin.
If you are driving: the visitor center is on the west side of NH Route 16 between Glen, NH and Gorham, NH. It is 12 miles north of the intersection with US Route 302 in Glen and 10.5 miles south of the intersection with US Route 2 in Gorham.
Concord Coach Lines offers bus service between the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Boston, MA, Concord, NH, and other points in New Hampshire.
Getting to the cabin
If you are planning to spend the night at the cabin you must check the sign-in sheet (log book) before heading up the trail. See the Reservations page for more details.
Access to the cabin is by foot travel only. It is 2 miles and 1,500' of elevation gain from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center to the cabin via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and Huntington Ravine Fire Road.
Note: The Huntington Ravine Fire Road and Huntington Ravine Trail are two different routes. The Huntington Ravine Trail is not recommended in winter due to infrequent use, deep snow, and an unbridged river crossing.
To get to the cabin, proceed up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. At 1.7 miles and 3,450' elevation you will come to the intersection with the Huntington Ravine Fire Road marked with an orange sign for the cabin. Turn right onto the Fire Road and follow it for 0.3 miles to the large avalanche condition sign. The cabin and tent sites are down a short spur trail to your right.