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