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This group is for North Country Trail hikers in North Dakota!  The Central Flyway, Sheyenne River Valley, and Dakota Prairie Chapters of the North Country Trail Association use this Meetup to schedule events and trail work projects on the North Country National Scenic Trail in North Dakota.   

All of the group's events are open to anyone - you do not need to be a NCTA member* to participate in our events but we invite you to join us! Membership in the NCTA supports trail-wide initiatives but also helps the local Chapters have the funding they need to build and maintain the NCT locally.

*We do encourage you to consider joining the NCTA and either of the three Chapters in North Dakota.  Learn more at https://northcountrytrail.org/trail/north-dakota/ and join at https://northcountrytrail.org/giving-membership/membership/.

Upcoming events (2)

2 + 1 Hike for National Trails Day

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Saturday, June 4th is "National Trails Day". In celebration of this event the Dakota Prairie Chapter is sponsoring a 2+1 hike on the North Country Trail. Participants will meet at 1:00 P.M. We will all hike together to the Big Ditch, and enjoy the beautiful views of a very unique area of the Red River Valley. Those hikers who would like to turn around at this point and go back to their vehicle will have enjoyed a 3 mile trek. Those who would like to hike further, will continue to the campsite of the Sheyenne River Valley Overlook, rest, eat a snack, and turn back to their vehicles. This will make an eight mile hike in total. Both hikes are out and back, the first considered an easy 1.5 hour: the second, a moderate 3.5 hour. We hope you will celebrate "National Trails Day" with us on either trek on the North Country National Scenic Trail in North Dakota.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid or have recently been exposed to someone with the virus, please do not attend this event.

See you on the TRAIL!

Volunteer Trail Crew work at Lake Ashtabula

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Join a volunteer trail crew as we tackle deferred maintenance on the north end of the Lake Ashtabula NCT segment. This work will involve trail mowing, installing signs, lopping, fixing fence stiles, etc.

We will be group camping (free) in tentsites at Mel Reimann Recreation Area near the Dam.

Crew food will be provided. Join us for the full week or just a day.


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Three Chapters NCT Festival 2022

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