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.

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Check Out Our New Cohos Merch!

All prices includes the product, packaging, postage, and merchant fees. What remains goes directly to support the mighty Cohos Trail – so please consider your purchase as a way to support this great venture!

Please be aware that we are discontinuing some hats and T-shirts. As sizes run out, we will not be reordering as we update our offerings. If you would like one of the current items, please order soon.


In a very real sense, you keep the Cohos Trail “on the ground” with a Cohos Trail Association membership. Your initial or continuing support through membership ensures that this long footpath through New Hampshire’s wildest backcountry doesn’t revert back to a trackless way in the forest. It also ensures that there is a grand uncrowded treadway away from the heavily trafficked trails in the White Mountains.

So, your membership matters. If you desire to tramp where there are more moose than people, become a member. If you wish to continue to trek on the wild side of the Great North Woods, renew your membership. Your dollars go “on the ground”, as we say, and the Cohos Trail is a lot of ground to cover.

Before the sun burns out, become a member. Easy. Memberships are attainable via our website www.cohostrail.org or by mailing a check to The Cohos Trail Association, P.O. Box 82, Lancaster, NH 03584

Thank you ever so much.
Kim Nilsen

Where do your donation dollars go?

You can make a difference with your time?

This is where your donation dollars go – not to some corporation. It goes directly to improving and enhancing the Mighty Cohos Trail – Please consider a donation.

Our volunteers are hard at work throughout the year doing all sorts of things. Learn about volunteer opportunities, events and how you can help!

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:


Become a Member

Adopt a Trail


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

The Cohos Trail is maintained through the hard work or it’s members, board and volunteers! Consider volunteering your time or supporting us buy purchasing merchandise or making a donation.

This is a link to an old show featuring trail Founder Kim Nilsen.

We’ve come a long way and we can go further with your help!

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department issued a reminder about slick spots after several hiking incidents.
All the recent rain has made some areas slippery.