Plan Your Visit

When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be about 4,600 miles long. Currently, there area over 2,000 miles of trail waiting for you to use. Are you planning a thousand-mile journey or an afternoon hike? Either way it is important to plan ahead. Distances between trailheads and access points can vary greatly. Hikers should seek information and review a map before setting out. The North Country Trail Association is your virtual guide with excellent maps.

Please be aware of seasonal closures and limits of activities allowed on the tail. The trail crosses lands managed by many different public agencies and private landowners. So individual trail segments may have different rules and regulations governing their use. Depending on where you are 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.

North Country trail sign, left and bulletin board, right surrounded by saplings.
North Country National Scenic Trail Trailhead in the Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota

NPS Photo | Luke Jordan

Last updated: September 19, 2018

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