Maine Huts & Trails grooms more than 45 miles of trails that are ideal for snowshoeing. Beyond the groomed ski trails, snowshoes allow you to venture off the beaten path to explore the trail loops used for hiking in the summer. Snowshoeing to the huts is a perfect day trip, and a great way to travel hut to hut, but depending on the snow conditions, it’s usually faster and easier to travel by skis or fat bike.
Maine Huts & Trails offers a guided snowshoe trip to Stratton Brook Hut, which is a great introduction to the system, and is one of the most popular winter trips.
While snowshoeing is a great way to use all the trails, we recommend Oak Knoll Trail to Stratton Brook Hut; Larry or Warren’s Trail near Poplar Hut; the Birch, Shore, or Hemlock Trails near Flagstaff Hut, and Fisherman’s Trail near Grand Falls Hut. Most Maine Huts & Trails routes are fairly flat with no significant elevation changes. Be sure to refer to the map before setting out to familiarize yourself with the terrain.
Snowshoes are available for guests to use for the day at the huts at no charge, or you can contact the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for rental equipment to use on the Maine Huts & Trails system.