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Cohos Trail (Boundary Mountains Section)

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This section of the Cohos Trail runs from the bottom of the Second Connecticut Lake to the border of Canada.


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11.7

Miles

18.8

KM

Point to Point

2,720' 829 m

High

1,871' 570 m

Low

1,545' 471 m

Up

733' 223 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

It's unclear if you have to go through customs to hike this last portion of the trail; having a passport is recommended, though.

Description

This section, of the Cohos Trail, starts from the parking area at the bottom of the Second Connecticut Lake and follows Idlewilde Spur. The trail turns left onto Idlewilde Road, then right onto R & J Chaput Trail. It passes by a large balancing rock, called Lainie's Lair.

It turns right onto Route 3 (for a short distance), then turns left onto the Lower Black Cat Trail. After crossing over a dirt road, the trail follows Middle Black Cat Trail. Along this stretch, you'll pass by Johnson Spring Spur, a decent place to tank up on some water.

After crossing another dirt road, the trail follows Upper Black Cat Trail. The Upper Black Cat Trail ends at the Lynx Trail/ NH Primary 144. Follow the snowmobile trail left until you come out to Sophie's Lane (ATV Route). The Cohos Trail follows Sophie's Lane all the way up to "No-man's Land", in-between the two countries.

Along this stretch, is the last place to camp, before reaching the Canadian border. At "No-man's Land", take an immediate left onto the Fourth Connecticut Lake Trail. Here, the trail weaves it's way back and forth over the two countries. The Cohos Trail ends by looping around the headwater tarn of the Connecticut River.

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David Smith

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Photos

Lainie's Lair
Sep 15, 2020 near Colebrook, NH
The view at Third Connecticut Lake.
Sep 22, 2020 near Colebrook, NH
The long road... looking south on the Cohos Trail.
Sep 22, 2020 near Colebrook, NH
You're almost there!
Sep 22, 2020 near Colebrook, NH

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