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
Airport Trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut Open 1 month ago
Larry's Trail Open 1 month ago
Summer Route Picnic Area Open 1 month ago
Approach Trail Open 1 month ago
Long Falls Dam X-ing 1 to X-ing 2 Open 1 month ago
Warren's Trail Open 1 month ago
Beaver Trail Open 1 month ago
Lower Enchanted Trailhead Connector Open 1 month ago
Winter Shuttle Route Closed 1 month ago
Big Eddy Trailhead to Chappell Bridge Caution 1 month ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open 1 month ago
Yurt Vista Spur Open 1 month ago
Campbell Field Trailhead Spur Open 1 month ago
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open 1 month ago
Carriage X-ing 2 to Long Falls Dam X-ing 1 Open 1 month ago
Oak Knoll Open 1 month ago
Chappell Bridge to Grand Falls Hut Caution 1 month ago
Poplar Hut Spur Open 1 month ago
Falls Trail Open 1 month ago
Poplar Hut to Carriage X-ing 2 Open 1 month ago
Fisherman Trail Open 1 month ago
Route 27/SBH Trailhead to Newton's Revenge switchbacks Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff Lake Hut Spur Open 1 month ago
Shared Snomobile/ATV trail section Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff Lake Hut to Big Eddy Trailhead Open 1 month ago
Shore Trail Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd TH to LFD X-ing 2 Open 1 month ago
Summer Route 1 Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead to Flagstaff Lake Hut Open 1 month ago
Summer Route 2 Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff/LFD Trailhead Spur Open 1 month ago
Summer Route 3 Open 1 month ago
Airport Trailhead Spur Open 1 month ago
Hemlock Trail Open 1 month ago
Summer Route 4 Open 1 month ago
Airport Trailhead to Poplar Hut Open 1 month ago
Lake Vista Trail Open 1 month ago
Summer Route 5 Open 1 month ago
Trail Name Trail Status Surface Condition Notes Updated
Bunting Single Track 3 Closed 1 month ago
Poplar Hut Spur Open 1 month ago
Bunting Single Track 4 Closed 1 month ago
Poplar Hut to Carriage X-ing 2 Open 1 month ago
Bunting Single Track 5 Closed 1 month ago
Route 27/SBH Trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut Open 1 month ago
Bunting Single Track Picnic Area Closed 1 month ago
Shared Snowmobile/ATV - Mountain Trail Closed 1 month ago
Chappell Bridge to Grand Falls Hut Closed 1 month ago
Winter Shuttle Route Closed 1 month ago
Dead Moose Trail Open 1 month ago
Yurt Single Track Caution 1 month ago
Flagstaff Hut Spur Open 1 month ago
Yurt Vista Spur Caution 1 month ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead Spur Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead to Flagstaff Hut Open 1 month ago
Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead to LFD X-ing 2 Open 1 month ago
Lake Vista Trail Open 1 month ago
Long Falls Dam X-ing 1 to X-ing 2 Open 1 month ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open 1 month ago
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open 1 month ago
Bunting Single Track 1 Closed 1 month ago
Newton's Single Track Trails Open 1 month ago
Bunting Single Track 2 Closed 1 month ago
Oak Knoll Trail Open 1 month ago
Esker Trail Open 1 month ago
Airport Trailhead Spur Open 1 month ago
Airport Trailhead to Poplar Hut Open 1 month ago
Airport Trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut Open 1 month ago
Big Eddy Trailhead to Chappell Bridge Closed 1 month ago
FLH to Big Eddy TH Open 1 month ago
Approach Trail Open 1 month ago
Narrow Gauge Single Track Open 1 month ago
Grassy Loops Open 1 month ago
Campbell Field Trailhead Spur Open 1 month ago
Goldenrod Open 1 month ago
Bear Trail Open 1 month 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.

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.

Crommet's Connector Trail, which links the Narrow Gauge Pathway to the Maine Hut Trail (seen below) will be closed from July 1st - October 1st to allow the construction of a equipment access road by the Penobscot Nation. The Narrow Gauge Pathway and the Maine Hut Trail near that section will still be open throughout this period. 

Hut Closures 

During the 2019 full-service summer and fall seasons, Poplar Hut and Grand Falls Hut will be closed. (Poplar Hut: 6/21 - 9/2 , Grand Falls Hut: 6/21 - 10/20)
For more information, click here:

Current Re-routes

None

Warnings

Be wary of ticks when traveling on the trail and make sure to check yourself after!

To read a great article about 5 tips to follow to protect yourself during season, with a link to download a free app that teaches you how to identify ticks, avoid their bites, and safely remove them from your skin, click here:

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).