Welcome to The Cohos Trail – 170 miles of wilderness hiking in NH!

The Cohos Trail runs 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 humans.

THE CHANGES AND REROUTES TO THE TRAIL IN 2022 ARE NOT ON THE CURRENT MAPS, NOT IN THE DATA BOOKS OR THE GUIDEBOOK. THE INFORMATION IS NOTED HERE ON THE WEBSITE IN THE SECTION ABOUT THE TRAIL, UPDATES AND CHANGES.

Work is underway to get an updated 2023 map issued very soon as well as updated data books and guidebook. Stay tuned. 1/15/2023

HEADS UP

11/29/2022 Pittsburg – logging operation is beginning near the trail from Tillotson Shelter North to 2nd Lake. Please use caution near the logging project. Logging on Bald Mt. Notch trail in Stark is complete.

9/19/2022 Stark – Eversource power project near Percy Road and Bell Hill Road, increased truck traffic. The project also crosses Bald Mt. Notch Trail.

9/11/2022 Coleman State Park north to Lake Francis Trail – new Nilsen’s Leg is open – information is under “The Trail”, changes and updates

5/15/2022 reroute from Edmands Path to the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel – information is under “The Trail”, changes and updates


COVID-19 UPDATE: Following State regulations, The Cohos Trail Association has reopened its five shelters and tent platform. Please refer to this page for the most up-to-date information.


Hike Your Own Hike

The Cohos Trail is a wild trail in a million acres of mountains and forests, for those who really want to get away from it all - for a nice afternoon, or a 3-week adventure!

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.

Thru Hikers

Day Hikers

Latest Trail Updates

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.

Nature is always changing, so check here before you head out!

This trail is a work in progress – be sure to check back for regular updates

Trail Updates and Changes

Support the Cohos Trail

Become a Member or donate today! There are also a number of other ways folks can support our efforts - from volunteering to donating supplies.

Every little bit helps!

There are several different ways you can support our trail:

Donate

Become a Member

Adopt a Trail

Volunteer

Wondering how you can make a difference? Support the Cohos Trail by purchasing a Membership or Merchandise. Here are some of our favorites!