North Country Trail

ottawa national forest

The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest in the National Trails System, stretching 4,800 miles across eight states from North Dakota to Vermont, traversing forests and farmlands, remote terrain and nearby communities. Whether you’re looking to wander casually, hike a few miles, or spend a couple weeks backpacking, a multitude of diverse landscapes and opportunities are waiting for you.

Traversing through the Ottawa National Forest, choose your method of transport and your season, from snowshoeing in winter to hiking in summer and fall.