Maine Huts & Trails Current Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions

Maine Huts & Trails employs a full time grooming and trail maintenance crew that works hard 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 of our trail conditions are also available on a downloadable App called TrailHub. You can download a specific trail map to use on your device without having service.

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

Trail Report

2018 Dead River Releases

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
Date Release   Date Release
Sat May 12, 2018 7000 cfs†   Sat Jun 30, 2018 1800 cfs*
Sat May 19, 2018 7000 cfs†   Sun Jul 1, 2018 1300 cfs*
Sun May 27, 2018 5500 cfs   Sat Jul 21, 2018 2400 cfs*
Mon May 28 2018 1300 cfs*   Sun Jul 22, 2018 1800 cfs*
Sat Jun 2, 2018 5500 cfs†   Sun Aug 12, 2018 3000 cfs*
Sat Jun 9, 2018 3500 cfs*   Sun Sep 2, 2018 5500 cfs*
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2400 cfs*   Sat Sep 15, 2018 3500 cfs*
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1800 cfs*   Sat Oct 6, 2018 Full Open to 6000 cfs
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1300 cfs*  
†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).


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.

2. Campbell Field Trailhead (on Rt 27) is open for parking, but the bridge across the Carrabassett River is out, please use MH&T's Stratton Brook TH. All visitors are encouraged to access the Narrow Gauge Pathway via Stratton Brook/Rt 27 Trailhead just north of the Sugarloaf Access Rd.
It is crucial to pay attention to No-Parking signs.


Stratton Brook Parking Options Include

1. Airport trailhead parking lot (behind the SugarBowl).

2. The Anti-Gravity Center is an alternative parking area; however, overnight guests MUST park in the area to the left of the overhead garage doors. Do not block the exit. The parking spaces at the Carrabassett Valley Library are reserved for library parking.

Trail Closures

All trails are open to Hikers. Please check specific trails for biking and trail closures. 

Hut Closures 

All huts are open. 

Current Re-routes

The Falls Trail to the Grand Falls overlook has a partially incomplete footbridge near the trail's north entrance. Access to the Grand Falls overlook is possible from the south Falls Trail entrance, off the Maine Hut Trail, near the Tom and Kate Chappell Memorial Footbridge. Use your Trail Map!


1. To Access Grand Falls Hut during the summer, please use Lower Enchanted or Big Eddy Trailhead. West Forks is not recommended. 

2. Carriage Rd is closed to recreational activity during the winter season.

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