Maine Huts & Trails Current Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions

Maine Huts & Trails employs a full time grooming and trail maintenance crew that works hard all year to keep the trails in excellent condition. They make sure the wilderness remains as untouched as possible, while still allowing safe, people-powered access to nature. If you notice a section of trail that needs attention, please let us know

For an in-depth look at trail reporting terms and meanings, check out Winter Trail Reports: Translated >>

Trail Conditions Summary

New Snow Last 24 Hours New Snow Last 7 Days Snow Base depth Skiable Kilometers Groomed Kilometers Trackset Kilometers
0.00" 32.00" 15" 96.05 46.91 46.91

Trail Report

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

groomed and set track 3/16

17 hours ago
Airport TH to Stratton Brook Hut Open

groom and set track 3/16

17 hours ago
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open Powder

groomed and set track 3/16

17 hours ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open Powder

groomed and set track 3/15

17 hours ago
Campbell Field Spur Closed Powder

Bridge over Carrabassett River. is out, please use MH&T's Stratton Brook TH. River is currently flowing, Crossing not possible

17 hours ago
Airport TH to Poplar Hut Open

groomed and set track 3/16

17 hours ago
Poplar Hut to Halfway Yurt Open Packed Powder

mechanical issues 3/16, will be grooming 3/17 all day

17 hours ago
Halfway Yurt Vista Open Powder

snomobile tracked 3/16

17 hours ago
Halfway Yurt to LFDR TH Open

dragged no tracks 3/16

17 hours ago
LFDR TH to Flagstaff Hut Open Packed Powder

groomed and track set 3/16 pm

17 hours ago
Flagstaff Hut to Big Eddy TH Open Packed Powder

groomed and track set 3/16 pm

17 hours ago
Big Eddy TH to Grand Falls Hut Open Packed Powder

groomed and track set 3/16 pm

17 hours ago
Grand Falls Hut to WF/201 TH Caution Powder


17 hours ago
Pond Loop Open Powder

This is an ungroomed backcountry ski loop near Stratton Brook Hut

17 hours ago
Hut Temp (ºF) at 8am New Snow 24 hrs Base (inches) Surface (a.m. forecast)
Stratton Brook 0" 12" Packed Powder
Poplar 0" 11" Packed Powder
Flagstaff  22º 0" 15" Packed Powder - Groomed
Grand Falls 19º 2" 12" Packed Powder - Machine Groomed


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>>

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.

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.

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. Carriage Rd is closed to recreational activity for duration of the winter season.

2. Grand Falls Hut to WF/201 Trailhead is ungroomed. This section will be variable backcountry conditions. 

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