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 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 (mountain biking, hiking, 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

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).

 

Trail Name Trail Status Surface Condition Notes Updated
Flagstaff/LFD Trailhead Spur Open 6 days ago
Summer Route 3 Open 6 days ago
Airport Trailhead Spur Open 6 days ago
Hemlock Trail Open 6 days ago
Summer Route 4 Open 6 days ago
Airport Trailhead to Poplar Hut Open 6 days ago
Lake Vista Trail Open 6 days ago
Summer Route 5 Open 6 days ago
Airport Trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut Open 6 days ago
Larry's Trail Open 6 days ago
Summer Route Picnic Area Open 6 days ago
Approach Trail Open

Small bog bridge out on Bigelow Preserve entrance

6 days ago
Long Falls Dam X-ing 1 to X-ing 2 Open 6 days ago
Warren's Trail Open 6 days ago
Beaver Trail Open 6 days ago
Lower Enchanted Trailhead Connector Open 6 days ago
Winter Shuttle Route Open 6 days ago
Big Eddy Trailhead to Chappell Bridge Open

Stick to blue blazed side trails braiding off the Maine Hut Trail to avoid wet sections

6 days ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open 6 days ago
Yurt Vista Spur Open 6 days ago
Campbell Field Trailhead Spur Open

Bridge crossing Carrabassett River is complete!

1 day ago
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open 6 days ago
Carriage X-ing 2 to Long Falls Dam X-ing 1 Open 6 days ago
Oak Knoll Open 6 days ago
Chappell Bridge to Grand Falls Hut Open 6 days ago
Poplar Hut Spur Open 6 days ago
Falls Trail Open

Check out the new footbridge!

6 days ago
Poplar Hut to Carriage X-ing 2 Open 6 days ago
Fisherman Trail Open 6 days ago
Route 27/SBH Trailhead to Newton's Revenge switchbacks Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff Lake Hut Spur Open 6 days ago
Shared Snomobile/ATV trail section Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff Lake Hut to Big Eddy Trailhead Open

Some soft, soggy spots

6 days ago
Shore Trail Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd TH to LFD X-ing 2 Open 6 days ago
Summer Route 1 Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead to Flagstaff Lake Hut Open 6 days ago
Summer Route 2 Open 6 days ago
Trail Name Trail Status Surface Condition Notes Updated
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open 6 days ago
Bunting Single Track 1 Open 6 days ago
Newton's Single Track Trails Open 6 days ago
Bunting Single Track 2 Open 6 days ago
Oak Knoll Trail Open 6 days ago
Bunting Single Track 3 Open 6 days ago
Poplar Hut Spur Open 6 days ago
Bunting Single Track 4 Open 6 days ago
Poplar Hut to Carriage X-ing 2 Open 6 days ago
Bunting Single Track 5 Open 6 days ago
Route 27/SBH Trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut Open 6 days ago
Bunting Single Track Picnic Area Open 6 days ago
Shared Snowmobile/ATV - Mountain Trail Open

Watch for loose rocks and debris

6 days ago
Chappell Bridge to Grand Falls Hut Open 6 days ago
Winter Shuttle Route Open

Watch for loose rocks and debris, CRNEMBA trail crew is currently building new trail in this area

6 days ago
Dead Moose Trail Open

Watch for loose rocks, soggy spots

6 days ago
Yurt Single Track Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff Hut Spur Open 6 days ago
Yurt Vista Spur Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead Spur Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead to Flagstaff Hut Open 6 days ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead to LFD X-ing 2 Open 6 days ago
Lake Vista Trail Open 6 days ago
Long Falls Dam X-ing 1 to X-ing 2 Open 6 days ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open 6 days ago
Esker Trail Open 6 days ago
Airport Trailhead Spur Open 6 days ago
Airport Trailhead to Poplar Hut Open 6 days ago
Airport Trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut Open

Watch for loose rocks

6 days ago
Big Eddy Trailhead to Chappell Bridge Open

Stick to blue blazed sections (Bunting Single Track) braiding off the Maine Hut Trail

6 days ago
FLH to Big Eddy TH Caution

Soft, soggy spots and rough patches, alternatively take LFD Rd to Big Eddy from LFD/Flagstaff Trailhead

6 days ago
Approach Trail Open 6 days ago
Narrow Gauge Single Track Open

Bridge crossing Carrabassett River is complete!

1 day ago
Grassy Loops Open 6 days ago
Campbell Field Trailhead Spur Open

Bridge crossing Carrabassett River is complete!

1 day ago
Goldenrod Open 6 days ago
Bear Trail Open

Complete!

1 day ago

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.

2. Campbell Field Trailhead (on Rt 27) is closed for parking while the bridge across the Carrabassett River is under construction. To access the north end of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, please use MH&T's Stratton Brook/Rt 27 Trailhead just north of the Sugarloaf Access Rd. 

Alternative Stratton Brook/Rt 27 Parking Options Include:

  • Airport Trailhead parking lot (behind the SugarBowl).
  • Anti-Gravity Center 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.
  • Outdoor Center parking area; trails connect to the Stratton Brook/Rt 27 Trailhead along a signed, designated reroute off of Moose Bog Loop Trail, number 103 on the CV Trails map.

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

Trail Closures

Campbell Field Trailhead Spur connecting to the Narrow Gauge Pathway, Meade, and Mike's Mile. Please check conditions and the MH&T Trail Map for bike 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 open and in full service season. Call to book a trip! 

Current Re-routes

Bikers between Flagstaff Hut and Big Eddy are recommended to take Long Falls Dam Rd between Gateway Drive (dam access road) and the Long Falls Dam/Flagstaff Trailhead due to soft, wet trail conditions. This section of the Maine Hut Trail shows a "caution" status on TrailHUB with notes updated by the MH&T trail crew.

Warnings

1. Many of the large bridges on the Maine Hut Trail are in the process of decking replacement. Please cross old bridges along i-beams and stay off the outer edges. Thank you for your understanding and adventurous spirit as we move forward with this project! More information (PDF) >>

2. To access Grand Falls Hut during the summer, please use Lower Enchanted Trailhead or Big Eddy Trailhead (parking at Big Eddy Campground 0.3 mi west of trail.) Access from West Forks is not maintained or recommended. 

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