Welcome to The Cohos Trail …
170 miles of wilderness hiking from southern Crawford Notch in the White Mountain National Forest through the Great North Woods to the Canadian border at far-flung Pittsburg, NH. Hearty souls can then continue on Sentier Frontalier’s trails to Mount Megantic or Mount Gosford in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. This network is the only international trail system in New Hampshire and the second international pathway in the East. There are many day hike opportunities along the full length of the Cohos Trail and a great deal of remote territory to explore where you may meet more moose than human beings.
Attention Hikers A Word of Caution posted: November 6, 2017 On October 29 and 30, 2017, the great State of New Hampshire (all of the Northeast for that matter) experienced a major weather event that brought heavy rains and strong winds, causing flooding and countless trees to fall; from the White Mountains to the Canadian border in Pittsburg. Many roads have been temporarily closed due to washouts and erosion, as well as multiple trees needing to be cleared. As you can imagine, New Hampshire’s hiking trails also took a severe impact; including the Cohos Trail. In the short time since this storm, several of the Cohos Trail’s trail adopters and even a number of additional volunteers have already come forward and have either cleared a handful of different trails or provided the Cohos Trail Association with assessments of the damage to various parts of the Cohos Trail. As long as the weather permits, our volunteers will continue to get as much cleaned up in 2017 as possible. The Cohos Trail Association is still assessing the impact this storm has had over the entire course of the Cohos Trail’s route. Once the assessment is done, we will prioritize clearing the most popular / most heavily impacted trails first. Once the snow starts to fall, we will resume work in the Spring of 2018 to have the entire Cohos Trail restored before peak hiking season begins. This will take a cooperative effort on behalf of different entities, including the Cohos Trail Association, the United States Forest Service, the Randolph Mountain Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club, as well as many volunteers. In the meantime, please exercise caution when out in the backcountry. Be prepared to encounter numerous blowdowns across the trail and in areas of steep terrain or along various waterways, some erosion. Rest assured TCTA is working to get the trail restored as soon as possible. Hike safely! The Cohos Trail Association
Moose Alley Trail – Important Temporary Trail closure. In Pittsburg, the entire Moose Alley trail from Magalloway road to the Route 3 junction is temporarily closed due to logging operations by the landowner. Please use the alternate routes, ie walk Route 3 and Magalloway road, signs will be posted on the trail showing the alternative route. We will let hikers know when it will be reopened as we get the information from the landowner.
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Hike Your Own Hike
The Cohos Trail is a wild trail in a million acres of mountains and forests. It’s for those who really, really want to get away from it all. It’s a trail where you can test yourself, and a trail where you can find real solace, the sort of peace you might have experienced had you arrived here 1,000 years ago.
Classic New Hampshire Hiking from Crawford to Canada
You can hike the Cohos Trail in whatever way works for you. Hike your own Hike – and enjoy every minute of the pristine beauty that awaits you on the Cohos Trail.
Latest Trail Updates and Changes
Nature is in charge of the real trail making - we just make it easier for you to find you way through! Check back regularly for updates and changes.
Support the Cohos Trail
Become a Member today! There are a number of different ways people have been donating to The Cohos Trail effort. Folks have given of their time on the trail. They have given tools, lumber, hardware, food and water bottles to TCTA to help us during work days. There is a continuing need for materials of all sorts.