Maine Huts & Trails: Trail Closure & Re-Route Alerts

Alerts

Trailhead Closures

1. Gauge Road Trailhead (at the beginning of the Carriage Road near the Carrabassett Valley Town Office) is closed. The nearest trailhead is the Airport Trailhead; see all available trailheads

Trail Closures

The Carriage Road is closed for the spring season. It will open when conditions are drier.

Hut Closures 

All huts are open.

Current Re-routes

Larry's Trail -  Even though the footbridge is still out, skilled, strong hikers with waterproof boots can now ford the stream. We recommend using a walking stick for balance, and be prepared for cold, fast moving water. To evade the collapsed footbridge, take Warren's Trail or the Maine Hut Trail. Signs are posted.

Warnings

1. The hydro-power system at Poplar Hut will be undergoing maintenance in late May; exact dates will depend on trail conditions. While no trails will be closed, be prepared to encounter large machinery, equipment, and earthwork near Poplar Hut and on the surrounding trails. 

2. Hemlock Trail intersects with the Appalachian Trail in three locations. These intersections can be confusing! Map and compass are recommended when navigating this area. Maine Huts & Trails has signs and 'You Are Here' maps posted on both ends of X-ing 2 and 3 to assist.

Hikers heading south toward Poplar Hut must travel northbound on the AT at X-ing 3 for a brief time before continuing south on the Hemlock Trail at X-ing 2

Hikers heading north toward Flagstaff Hut must travel southbound on the AT at X-ing 2 to continue north on the Hemlock Trail at X-ing 3. Please view information for current trail conditions and the Dead River whitewater release schedule.

3. The Vista Point at Flagstaff Hut is eroding due to seasonal high water. For your own safety and to slow erosion, please avoid the edge of the point.

If you have specific questions or concerns about your safety on the trails, please call the Kingfield office at 207.265.2400 or contact us