Last change: Wednesday, September 23rd
As most riders are aware, “No Trespassing without Written Permission” signs started to appear on roads within Penobscot Nation lands several weeks ago.
The location of the signs led us to believe that perhaps they were targeted at vehicular traffic only. Perhaps that was wishful thinking. Requests to the Penobscot Nation for clarification have gone unanswered due to COVID-19. As the signs have multiplied, and have recently begun showing up on trails frequented mostly by mountain bike riders, we must conclude that until we hear otherwise, trails on Penobscot Nation lands are closed to all traffic. We ask all riders to respect this closure. There are signs in some places, not in others so review the specific trail closures below. For reference, the borders of Penobscot Nation lands are shown on the CRNEMBA Trail Map.
In particular, please note that closures include:
Trails that are noted as part of the Maine Hut Trail on the MH&T trail map that may be on Penobscot lands remain open to riding and hiking: Crommett’s Overlook, Narrow Gauge Bypass, CRNEMBA Trail, Poplar Stream Trail, and Sticky Trail.
We will do our best to keep you informed as information becomes available.
The summer riding season is upon us and we all want to get out and enjoy the trails. The Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee needs your help to make sure we can do so safely and keep the trails open. All trail users must abide by State of Maine guidelines concerning travel and outdoor recreation. We ask all riders to …
Use these resources before you ride to understand current restrictions and guidelines.
While certain Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions continue to evolve, the benefits of social distancing in preventing transmission have remained constant. Please do not congregate on the trails or in parking areas and maintain appropriate distancing while riding. Consider the risk to others as well as yourself when on the trails or in other public spaces. Refer to the resources listed above for more detailed guidelines.
Riding CVTrails is made possible through the generosity of the residents of Carrabassett Valley, the State of Maine, Sugarloaf, the Penobscot Indian Nation, and other landowners. Please respect the privilege we have been given and abide by all signage on the trails, at trail heads, and at other parking and public areas.
We are in this together, and we’ll get through it together.Town of Carrabassett Valley: Dave Cota (Chairman), Deb Bowker, Josh Tauses
The Huts are closed to all entry including for water, restrooms, etc. While caretakers are present, they are trying to keep a safe environment and must sanitize when people try to open the doors, etc.
Beware of logging operations near and on the Esker Trail. Riders always yield to equipment and trucks. Stop riding, wait to gain eye contact and a signal from operator to pass. Do not pass without a signal.
|100||Pump Track||Closed||0.0 miles|
|101||Snail Trail||0.4 miles|
|102||Rt 27 Connector||0.4 miles|
|103||Moose Pond Loop||0.5 miles|
|104||First Tracks||0.2 miles|
|106||Bob’s Backyard Boogie||0.3 miles|
|107||Low Land Trail||0.7 miles|
|108||Highland Trail||East half CLOSED (from intersection of Bobcat Alley); No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||1.6 miles|
|109||Redington Connector||East half CLOSED (from intersection of "33"); No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||0.8 miles|
|110||Jabba The Hut||1.8 miles|
|111||Bob’s Bruiser||0.3 miles|
|112||Seven Bridges||0.9 miles|
|113||Snowbrook Trail||0.5 miles|
|114||Moose Tracks||0.3 miles|
|114x||Oh My Goash Loop||0.0 miles|
|117||Fifty Cents||Portion east of Fifty CLOSED; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||0.2 miles|
|118||Redington Pond Loop||No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||2.4 miles|
|120||North Redington Trail||No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||0.4 miles|
|121||Bracket Brook Trail||0.5 miles|
|123||Moose Dip||0.4 miles|
|124||Sunny Breeze||Large blowdown near the intersection of Jabba The Hut.||0.9 miles|
|128||Hurricane Trail||0.8 miles|
|129||Hurricane Knoll||0.8 miles|
|130||The Real Deal||0.7 miles|
|132||Par 3||0.7 miles|
|200||Narrow Gauge Pathway||Portion South of the Carriage Rd. CLOSED; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||6.0 miles|
|201||Grassy Loops||1.2 miles|
|201 #1||Grassy Loops #1||0.3 miles|
|201 #2||Grassy Loops #2||0.2 miles|
|201 #3||Grassy Loops #3||0.4 miles|
|203||Mike’s Mile 59||0.4 miles|
|204||Old Gauge||0.2 miles|
|205||Meade Trail||0.6 miles|
|207||Sargent Trail||0.4 miles|
|208||Camel Humps||0.2 miles|
|209||The Caboose||0.8 miles|
|212||Jerusalem Town||0.5 miles|
|301||Newton’s Revenge||1.6 miles|
|301x||Newton's Singletrack||0.6 miles|
|302||CR NEMBA Trail||1.1 miles|
|303||Poplar Bypass||No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||0.4 miles|
|304||Poplar Stream Trail||Mandatory detour at the Poplar Hut. Please follow detour to and from the falls.||1.9 miles|
|305||Sticky Trail||2.8 miles|
|307||Crommett’s Overlook||1.5 miles|
|308||Crommett’s Connector||No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||0.4 miles|
|309||Narrow Gauge Bypass||1.5 miles|
|310||Oak Knoll||2.3 miles|
|311||Bear Trail||0.7 miles|
|312||Bigelow Approach||1.8 miles|
|401||Esker Trail||CLOSED from the powerline east. Always yield to equipment and trucks. Wait for eye contact from machine operators to pass.||4.7 miles|
|402||Dead Moose Cutoff||0.8 miles|
|403||Mountain Trail||Portions east of Approach Trail closed; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.||0.5 miles|
|404||Birthday Hill||No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation. (Technically not on PN land, but no access from either end.)||1.3 miles|
|500||Caribou Chute||This trail is now closed due to landowner request.||0.6 miles|
|501||West Branch||1.1 miles|
|502||Carriage Trail||1.1 miles|
|503||West Knoll||1.0 miles|
Trail is open.
Trail is open, but has condition you should be aware of.
Trail is closed, do not pass.
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: