Plan Your Visit
When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be approximately 4,500 miles long. Currently, over 2,000 miles of trail are complete and waiting for you to use. Whether you are planning a thousand-mile journey or an afternoon hike, it is important to plan ahead. Distances between trailheads and access points can vary greatly so hikers may want to review a map before setting out. The North Country Trail Association can provide excellent maps for much of the trail.
Visitors should be aware of what types of activities are allowed on the trail and about limited seasonal closures. Since the trail crosses lands managed by many different public agencies and private landowners, individual trail segments may have different rules and regulations governing their use, and different camping fees and registration policies may apply. It is a good idea to review the rules of the local land managers before you start.
Did You Know?
The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. The Native Americans name for the river was Hockhocking or "bottle river." because of the bottle-shaped valley of the Hocking River whose formation is due to its one-time blockage by glacial ice.