CV Trails Logo

Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee Trail Conditions

Thursday, February 22nd

Most of the trails we routinely groom were groomed last tonight. Fresh, firm, and fast corduroy exists on Grassy Loops, Old Gauge, Mead, Crockertown, Sargent, and FORD.

Snowy Loops was too soft to successfully groom, with many postholes and water. The bridge at the east entrance to Grassy Loops is flooding and impassible at this time. Grassy Loops #3 (by the river) was not groomed due to flooding.

Use caution everywhere as there a many more exposed rocks, roots, stumps, and other debris from the recent thaw.

Carrabassett Region NEMBA

Maine Huts & Trails

For updates about trails in the Maine Huts & Trails network, please visit their trail conditions page.

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

For updates about trails in the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center network, please visit their trail conditions page.

Important Winter Parking Info: With the Campbell Field bridge out, please leave the Stratton Brook Hut parking lot for overnight guests of Maine Huts & Trails. Parking is available at the following locations:

  • Airport trailhead parking lot (behind the SugarBowl).
  • The Campbell Field parking lot.  Please note: the bridge is out, cross the river at your own risk.  A new bridge will be installed in 2018.
  • The Anti-Gravity Center is an alternative parking area; however, riders 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.
  • The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, for Outdoor Center ticket/passholders. Please do not park here overnight.

This trail condition page is hosted by CRNEMBA on behalf of the Carrabassett Valley trails Committee (CVTC). The CVTC is a partnership between the Town of Carrabassett Valley, CRNEMBA, Maine Huts & Trails and Sugarloaf created to coordinate and fuel the growth and maintenance of the unique, world class trail system here in the Carrabassett Region. A subcommittee was recently appointed to manage the maintenance and opening and closing of the trails. The following will guide those decisions:

  • Trail closure avoids costly damage when a significant length of trail surface is soft enough to rut with a tire. Efforts to repair damaged trails use resources better spent on new trails, and lead to longer term closures.
  • The CVTC and its subcommittee understand and share the desire to ride and intend to keep the trails open as often as possible! During spring and fall months, following some weather events, and depending on ground saturation, system wide closure may be necessary.
  • Closure decisions will be made by the subcommittee and will be based on input from a network of local riders.
  • Trail closures and openings will be made public via the CRNEMBA website Trail Conditions page and at Trailhead kiosks.
  • This is not yet an exact science. The subcommittee will do its best to adjust the criteria for determining closure as it continues to gain experience.
  • Landowners (e.g. Sugarloaf, Town of Carrabassett Valley) or leaseholders (e.g. MH&T) may exercise their right to a final say on closing or opening of certain trails.

Please direct questions or comments to either Josh Tauses, Sam Punderson or Savannah Steele.

Carrabassett Valley Trails Conditions

3.14 miles Open
3.46 miles Caution
1.52 miles Closed
102 Rt 27 Connector Note bridge is out! See Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for trail status and ticket info south of Route 27.
201 Grassy Loops Groomed February 21, watch for flooding on the main loop (passable) at at the east entrance (not passable).
201 #1 Grassy Loops #1
201 #2 Grassy Loops #2 Groomed February 21, watch for holes on the sides
201 #3 Grassy Loops #3 Flooded, inaccessible. Last groomed February 16
202 Goldenrod Groomed February 21
203 Mike’s Mile 59
204 Old Gauge Groomed February 21
205 Meade Trail Groomed February 21, watch for icy sections
206 Crockertown Groomed February 21
207 Sargent Trail Groomed February 21
208 Camel Humps
209 The Caboose
210 Spike
211 F.O.R.D. Groomed February 21
212 Jerusalem Town
2?? Snowy Loops Too soft to groom, many significant postholes and water. Last groomed February 16
502 Carriage Trail This trail connects the Sugarloaf Village with the West Mountain area and is frequently packed by Sugarloaf and open to riding.