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Carrabassett Valley Trail Conditions

Trail #131 ‘Twenty Two’ (connects #115 Old Race Trail to Trail Fifty near T.O.A.D.) remains closed due to wet conditions.

Beginning Friday, July 28 and extending approximately through the months of August and September, the town will be contracting timber harvesting operations on the town’s public lot. The harvesting will take place in the area of trails Fifty, T.O.A.D., and Buckshot (#116, #126, and #127.) There will be truck traffic on the main access road leading from Rt. 27 to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center and extending up beyond the Warming Hut. Signs will be posted on all affected trail crossings. The harvest operation will not interfere with the use of trails; however, users are asked to stop at all trail crossings and beware of vehicle and truck traffic in these areas and on this access road. We do not anticipate harvest operations on weekend days. For more information, you may contact Dave, the Town Manager (Town of Carrabassett Valley) at 235-2645.

September 7, 2017

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

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.