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