Welcome to The Cohos Trail Website!
IMMEDIATE IMPORTANT TRAIL CLOSURES
Attention hikers:Temporary Cohos Trail relocation in the Nathan Pond area From the northern junction of the high and low routes, continue north passing through the Nathan Pond Gate. Follow the signs down what used to be the Nathan Pond Shortcut, across the bridge and then up to the left up the grassy snowmobile trail. Please note that this relocation is to minimize the amount of trail shared with ATVs. The Cohos Trail will be shared with ATVs from Nathan Pond Gate to the bridge, so caution is advised until we can reroute the Cohos Trail to avoid all ATV trails.
The Dry River Trail and part of the Isolation Trail is closed in the White Mountain National Forest
162 miles from Crawford Notch to the Canadian border in Pittsburg, NH. You can then continue on the Sentier Frontalier's trail to Mount Megantic or Mount Gosford in Quebec, Canada. This is the only international trail in New Hampshire. There are many day hike opportunities along the full length and a great deal of remote terrritory where you may never meet another human being.
We are always in need of volunteers to work the trail as well as trail adopters. Click here to see how you can help or adopt a trail.
For a list of our sponsors, check out the 'Wall Of Fame'.
Dear Members and Friends of The Cohos Trail Association,
On behalf of The Cohos Trail Association, I take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for your contribution and/or receipt of your membership dues. The Cohos Trail Association is deeply grateful for your support and generosity.
It is through the support of our members and friends like you that we, The Cohos Trail Association, are able to continue to develop and improve the 165-mile long-distance hiking trail that all of you know as the Cohos Trail. With your generous funds given to The Cohos Trail Association, either by contribution or payment of membership dues, you have significantly helped to bring the Cohos Trail to reality. It is with your aid that in late-2011, the Cohos Trail will be on the ground entirely, from the Davis Path trailhead located on U.S. Route 302 in Crawford Notch all the way to the U.S./Canada Border in Pittsburg, NH.
As we approach a new chapter in the life of the Cohos Trail, The Cohos Trail Association will transition from trail construction to trail maintenance. Maintaining the 165 mile hiking trail will be a daunting task; however, with your generosity through contributions and/or keeping your membership with The Cohos Trail Association current, maintaining the trail will be much easier as it will allow TCTA to hire a small trail crew to oversee the yearly maintenance of the trail. Also, your generosity will help see to it that TCTA will be able to develop a series of lean-tos along the trail where which trail users will be able to stay at, free of charge, overnight. Currently there are two lean-tos available for use, and a third lean-to ready to be put in place in late-spring of 2012.
We encourage all of our members and friends to either join or renew their annual membership with The Cohos Trail Association by visiting the Cohos Trailís membership page at: http://www.cohostrail.org/membership.html. Your membership helps the young association underwrite trail work, enlist volunteers, and purchase tools and materials to maintain and improve the Cohos Trail. Memberships also help us in our effort to develop a modest system of rustic trail structures along the 165-mile route of the Cohos Trail.
If you have not already had the opportunity to join The Cohos Trail Association and would like to do so; or would like to simply make a donation of any size, you may visit the Cohos Trailís membership page at: http://www.cohostrail.org/membership.html for more information.
Again, thank you for helping to make the Cohos Trail a reality and allowing TCTA to continue to develop the trail for the enjoyment of current and future outdoor enthusiasts.
Chad E. Pepau, President
The Cohos Trail Association