Plan your adventure with Maine Huts & Trails!

Our Trails

We offer over 80 miles of free, year-round, multi-use trails in the Northwestern Maine mountains. Thanks to generous land owners and donors, Maine Huts & Trails continues to ensure public access to remote and special places to all for generations to come. In the winter, our trails provide a curated backcountry experience for skiers, snowshoers, and fat bikers. Once the snow melts and summer comes around, our trail network expands to welcome hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. The Maine Hut Trails connect to the Appalachian Trail, Bigelow Range with numerous 4,000 footers, miles of mountain bike trail, and more. Discover what our trails have to offer here!

Trail Information:

  • The Maine Hut Trail system and other local trails are OPEN for the summer!  Be aware, areas of trail are still drying out from the damp spring. Use caution to preserve wet ground. Visit InstagramFacebook, and Carrabassett trails page for the most updated trail information and photos, and our trail conditions page for any reroutes and closures. 

Spring, Summer, and Fall Hut Rentals

Outside of our winter season, we offer a different type of visit at our huts. Full hut rentals for groups, schools, and clubs are available mid-May through Mid October. 

  • Two Huts: Stratton Brook Hut and Flagstaff Lake Hut. Poplar Hut is closed for bridge work.
  • Full hut, self-service group rentals only for May to October. Perfect for families, school groups, and special events. Two night minimum, single hut rentals only. 
  • Huts will not be open to day visitors or for nightly room stays. Stratton Brook Hut will be open on weekends for select dates and events.
  • 40 miles of trail, linking to miles of additional hiking and biking trails stewarded by our partners CRNEMBA, the Town of Carrabassett Valley, and Sugarloaf.

Book a Summer Hut Rental Here


Events

  • July 13th Carrabassett Backcountry ChallengeThe 13th CBCC returns to the Maine Hut Trails! Join the CRNemba backcountry aid stop which will be serving up some unique snacks and beverages for the 50 and 100k racers.
  • July 20-21st Forest & Forage: Our famous fungi weekend and food event returns for 2024 at Stratton Brook Hut! Ticket on sale 6/3!
  • August 31st-September 1st Xterra Trail Run World Championships: World-Class trail marathoners will be running on our trails for the 26 mile race on Sunday, September 1st. Come on out and cheer them on! Local races happening Saturday, August 31st.
  • September 21st Make-A-Wish Trailblazer Challenge: Join Make-A-Wish for a 23 mile journey on the Maine Hut Trail to raise much-needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Maine with critical illnesses. 
  • September 21-22nd Harvest at the Huts: Welcome fall with a great food and music weekend at Stratton Brook Hut! Catering by Cork & Rind, and music by bluegrass duo Beg, Steal or Borrow.

Winter Trips & Reservations

Family skiing on the trail to the Flagstaff Lake Hut

That's a wrap! Our huts are closed for the Winter 23/24 season. Reservations will open in September/October for booking our 24/25 winter season. Expected season to run late December to late March.

Volunteer:

Maine Huts & Trails will continue to grow and be strong and successful because of you, our community. Upcoming volunteer opportunities TBA this summer include:

Volunteer Hut work - Groundswork, gardening, hut repairs, and more.
Volunteer trail work - Light trail maintenance
Event Volunteer - Forest & Forage, Harvest at the Huts
Race Volunteers - Carrabassett Backcountry Challenge, Xterra Worlds Trail Run Race

Interested in volunteering? Please let us know by sharing your information here.

 

News & Updates

Trail Conditions

We will be posting trail condition updates to the Maine Huts & Trails Instagram and Facebook Pages instead of on our website. Be sure to follow @MaineHuts on Instagram and Facebook to receive notifications about new posts.

MH&T Volunteers - The Foundation Blocks of the MH&T Experience

Maine Huts & Trails wishes to thank the many, many volunteers who have supported us with your hard work. We are poised for a great winter ahead. MH&T welcomes you, and needs you, to be part of our comeback! Check out our volunteer opportunities here! Maine Huts & Trails - reimagined, reinvigorated, and community inspired.