Appalachian Trail

Cabin and Trail and the Dartmouth Outing Club maintain approximately 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a footpath that runs from Georgia to Maine. Our section of the trail runs from Hanover to Kinsman Notch, just on the other side of Mt. Moosilauke in New Hampshire.

Throughout the year, we take trips both to hike on the trail and to perform maintainance on it. Trail work can consist of anything from clearing out ditches and pruning back growth to digging water bars (ditches to lead water away from the trail) and creating log bridges. We have a number of trips each term that take place on our section of trail, or you can walk on our section of trail simply by going down Main Street in Hanover.

Permits are not required to use the trail, although we do request that you follow our group size limits of 10 people for overnight trips and 25 people for day trips. Also, bicycles are not allowed on the trail.

Shelters along the trail are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most shelters have tent sites adjacent to them in case they are fully occupied.

For more information about the trail, the Appalachian Trail Conference website is a fantastic resource, or contact us at