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" 9.00" 3" 96.05 27.81 6.28

Trail Report

Trail Name Trail Status Surface Condition Notes Updated
SB/Rt27 TH to Stratton Brook Hut Open Groomed Last 6hrs groomed without track 12/13 3 hours ago
Airport TH to Stratton Brook Hut Open Groomed Last 6hrs groomed without track 12/13 3 hours ago
Narrow Gauge Pathway Open Groomed & Track Set last 6hrs groomed and set track 12/13 3 hours ago
Narrow Gauge Bypass Spur Open Groomed & Track Set last 6hrs groomed and set track 12/13 3 hours ago
Campbell Field Spur Closed Powder Bridge over Carrabassett R. is out, please use MH&T's Stratton Brook TH 8 hours ago
Airport TH to Poplar Hut Open Groomed Last 6hrs Snowmobile packed, ungroomed - working on base 3 hours ago
Poplar Hut to Halfway Yurt Open Powder Snowmobile packed, ungroomed - working on base 8 hours ago
Halfway Yurt Vista Open Ungroomed 8 hours ago
Halfway Yurt to LFDR TH Open Snowmobile packed, ungroomed - working on base 8 hours ago
LFDR TH to Flagstaff Hut Open Snowmobile packed, ungroomed - working on base 8 hours ago
Flagstaff Hut to Big Eddy TH Open Powder Ungroomed 8 hours ago
Big Eddy TH to Grand Falls Hut Open Powder Ungroomed 8 hours ago
Grand Falls Hut to WF/201 TH Caution Powder Ungroomed 8 hours ago
Pond Loop Open Powder This is an ungroomed backcountry ski loop near Stratton Brook Hut 8 hours ago
Hut Temp (ºF) at 8am New Snow (inches) Base (inches) Surface
Stratton Brook 3 0" 9" Groomed-Packed (variable conditions)
Poplar 7 0" 5" Groomed-Packed (variable conditions)
Flagstaff No report 0" 3" Powder (variable conditions)
Grand Falls No report 0" 3" Powder (variable conditions)

 

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 and the river is not crossable. All visitors are encouraged to access the Narrow Gauge Pathway via Stratton Brook/Rt 27 Trailhead just north of the Sugarloaf Access Rd.

Trail Closures

All trails are open.

Hut Closures 

All huts are open.

Current Re-routes

1. Footbridge construction on the Falls Trail is almost complete, but currently isn’t passable with high water. To get to the Grand Falls vista please use south entrance of Falls Trail by the Tom and Kate Chappell Footbridge during high water. 

2. Flagstaff to Grand Falls: the Maine Hut Trail north of Flagstaff Hut is wet with standing water due to beaver activity. Hikers can pass fine, but bikers need to travel south to the Flagstaff/LFD Rd Trailhead before heading north on Long Falls Dam Rd to circumnavigate. Return to the Maine Hut Trail at Gateway Drive. Look for the road sign and signs for dam access and boat launch.

Warnings

1. Use caution on 12 ft wide ski bridges along the Maine Hut Trail. Stay to the I-beams, where the lengthwise runner boards are, not the center or edges. The trails team is working to replace the decking as finances allow. If you are interested in supporting the bridge decking replacement project, or any other Maine Huts & Trails improvements project, please become a member or donate!

2. The Shore Trail between Flagstaff Hut and the Trailhead has a section of erosion due to seasonal high water that has not been rerouted yet. Please use caution and follow blue diamond blazes to stay on the trail. Trail does not go through campsite, but continues along the eroded shore.

3. The Vista Point at Flagstaff Hut is eroding due to seasonal high water. For your own safety and to slow erosion, please avoid the edge of the point.

 

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