Mount Cabot Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Mount Cabot Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Milan, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles
2874 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




This wooded summit has some nice views on the way up to make up for it. The summit is reached via the Bunnell Notch Trail which is more like an old wagon road through the woods and then joins the Kilkenny Ridge Trail to the summit. On the way you will pass Bunnell Rock with great views to the south. The old Mt. Cabot Trail to the southwest is no longer open to the public so this is the easiest route to the top at just under 8 miles. If you are into camping near summits the Cabot Cabin on the south end of the summit ridge offers a roof over your head but no heat source. Make sure to stop at the fish hatchery on the way out to check out some big fish in the ponds.

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17 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Climbed this doing the 48. Hike was pretty straight foward. Nice view of ledge on route up. Cabin made for good lunch spot. Summit wooded. looped the trail by headung to the Bulge tjen the Horn. Great views of Horn. Then headed down to Unknown pond and followed trail back. Dont see myself doing this again but good workout and 1 more 4k off the list

2 months ago

4 months ago

Found the terrain very good and entertaining. Lots of dips and turns, but not tough terrain until we got to the part where we could not follow the trail due to snow and not being broken out. followed another set of tracks up over the cliffs but did rejoin the main trail and eventually the summit. a very good hike overall.

5 months ago

Monday, August 01, 2016

Pretty good terrain, we did the longer part first which was about 8 miles and tented out and then did the last 3 miles out the following day

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Monday, April 08, 2013