Trail Conditions

Maine Huts & Trails employs a full time grooming and trail maintenance crew that works year-round to keep trails in excellent condition. They make sure the wilderness remains as untouched as possible, while still allowing safe, people-powered access to nature. 

Although our Maine Hut Trail is always open, be sure to check current conditions before heading out. View Water Release information, Trail Conditions or check Alerts for closures & re-routes. All trail conditions are also available on a downloadable App called TrailHUB. On your cell phone, you can lock your trail map screen for navigation without cell signal. Simply search your activity in Maine (Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, etc.), select the Maine Huts & Trails trail network check mark on the map, follow us, and voilà! Up-to-date trail conditions and information.

If you notice a section of trail that needs attention, please let us know

Trail Report

Trail Name Trail Status Surface Condition Notes Updated
SB/Rt27 TH to Stratton Brook Hut Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/24

8 hours ago
Airport TH to Stratton Brook Hut Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/24

8 hours ago
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/24, tracked

8 hours ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/24

8 hours ago
Campbell Field Spur Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/24, tracked

8 hours ago
Airport TH to Poplar Hut Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/25

8 hours ago
Poplar Hut to Halfway Yurt Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/26, track set near Yurt

8 hours ago
Halfway Yurt Vista Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/26

8 hours ago
Halfway Yurt to LFDR TH Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/26, track set near Yurt

8 hours ago
LFDR TH to Flagstaff Hut Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/26

8 hours ago
Flagstaff Hut to Big Eddy TH Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/26, in progress

8 hours ago
Big Eddy TH to Grand Falls Hut Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/26, in progress

8 hours ago
Grand Falls Hut to WF/201 TH Open Frozen Granular

Groomed 3/18, three-four minor drainage crossings/bare ground but good snow coverage otherwise

8 hours ago
Pond Loop Open Frozen Granular

ungroomed backcountry trail

8 hours ago

UPDATED: 3/26/19

Hut Temp (ºF) at 8am New Snow 24 hrs Base (inches) Surface (a.m. forecast)
Stratton Brook 20º 0" 31"

Frozen Granular

Poplar 22º 0" 30" Frozen Granular
Flagstaff  19º 0" 29" Frozen Granular
Grand Falls 22º 0" 30" Packed Powder

Due to the unpredictable nature of weather, trail conditions, and grooming equipment, grooming/trail maintenance plans should always be considered tentative. Stop by or call the office at the start of your trip for the most current conditions and information.

For updates on trail closures, reroutes, and warnings, see Alerts>>

Trailhead Closures

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

It is crucial to pay attention to No-Parking signs.

Trail Closures

Hemlock Trail, no winter permissions. Please check conditions and the MH&T Trail Map for trail closures and designated use. We recommend following our trails on TrailHUB, an interactive app for trail navigation, conditions, and alerts.

Hut Closures 

All huts are currently in Full-Service Season until March 31st. There are hut staff onsite, all of the huts are open and available for overnight reservations. Lunches available for day visitors during designated times Saturdays and Sundays, all week February vacation week. Call to book a trip! 207-265-2400

Current Re-routes

None

Warnings

None

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

Releases generally last a half-day, beginning around 8:30 am and ending at 1:00 pm.
Important Notice: Flows may change without notice due to license requirements and/or water conditions at the time of the scheduled flow.

All information provided by Brookfield Renewable Energy.

For current conditions check: USGS Website or the Waterline Website
 

                                               2019 Dead River Release Schedule

Saturday May 11th 6500 cfs†
Saturday May 18th 6500 cfs†
Sunday May 26th 6000 cfs†
Monday May 27th 1300 cfs*
Saturday June 1st 5500 cfs†
Saturday June 8th 3500 cfs*
Sunday June 9th 2400 cfs*
Saturday June 22nd 1800 cfs*
Sunday June 23rd 1300 cfs*
Saturday July 13th 1800 cfs*
Sunday July 14th 1300 cfs*
Saturday July 27th 2400 cfs*
Sunday July 28th 1800 cfs*
Saturday August 10th 2400 cfs*
Sunday August 11th 1800 cfs*
Sunday September 1st 5500 cfs†
Saturday September 14th 3,500 cfs*
Saturday October 5th 6000cfs†
†CFS released at Long Falls Dam plus inflow at Spencer. This will depend on spring refill and forecast.
*Release at Long Falls Dam as necessary to provide the flows directly below Spencer Stream (Dam plus inflow).