Cabin and Trail and the Dartmouth Outing Club maintain over 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail (which runs from Georgia to Maine and right through the center of Hanover), along with a number of side trails including those at Mt. Moosilauke. When not looking after our own sections of trail, we go all over New Hampshire and Vermont to explore the beautiful mountainous countryside. Looking for a way to get outside? Join us on a trip or try these places! (Purchase a Dartmouth Outing Guide from the Outdoor Programs Office for more information on these hikes.)

Local Hikes

Near Hanover (0-45 minute drive)
- Velvet Rocks - Gile Mountain
- Moose Mountain - Holt's Ledge
- Smarts Mountain - Mt. Cube
- Mt. Ascutney - Mt. Cardigan

Far Away Day Trips (45-120 minute drive)

- Mt. Moosilauke - Franconia Notch
- Camel's Hump - Cannon Mountain

Really Far Away Trips (120+ minute drive)

- Presidential Range
   (incl. Mt. Washington)
- Second College Grant
- Mt. Monadnock

Our Section of the Appalachian Trail

- Overview

Give Back!

Come out with Cabin and Trail and learn how to do some trail work. We offer work trips most weekends in the fall, spring, and summer. We also offer cabin and shelter work trips. Work trips are always free, you get to learn great skills and move big rocks or swing tools around to get out all your stress. Come on out and show us what you've got! Send an e-mail to to hear about when the next trip is going out.

We also have a number of Trail Adopters who help us keep our trails in peak condition. Adopters are community members and perform basic-level maintenance throughout the year on short sections of trail, as well as letting us know when major problems have occurred. Contact Rory Gawler for more information about the Adopters program.