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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.

The Forest Service sent a pro trail crew into the Kilkenny Division of the White Mountain National Forest to clear the Kilkenny Ridge Trail during the week of July 9, 2018. We are still reviewing the work done by that crew, so please use caution as always in that section of the National Forest, particularly in the worst quadrant between Mt. Waumbek summit and Mt. Weeks. In addition, caution should be taken in the Tumbledick Mt./Sugar Hill sections between Coleman State Park and the Sanguinary Summit Trail. Sections of our trail in the area were extensively logged and the trail bed is rough. We hope to clean up this section soon.

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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.

Day Hikers

Section Hikers

Thru Hikers

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.

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

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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.