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

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

None

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).