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Trail Conditions Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee

Last change on Wednesday, September 15th. Trails checked daily.

Timber harvesting is active near the V2 and Seven Bridges trails. Yield to equipment and pass only when directed.

Please pay attention to trails closed on lands of the Penobscot Nation.

The Penobscot Nation has graciously granted trail access on an annual basis in the past and we have contacted them for 2021 permission. Until we receive such permission, and resolve any underlying concerns that may be preventing it, riders do not have permission to access portions of the CVTrails network on Penobscot Nation Lands. Respect for landowners is imbedded in the CRNEMBA mission statement and vital to the culture that we have all worked to develop in the Carrabassett Region riding community. Please do not ride on Penobscot Nation Lands until we receive permission. As of May 24, 2021 this unfortunately includes the Carriage Road linking Carrabassett Valley and the Flagstaff area.

The Huts are closed to all uses

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.

A message from the Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee

It wasn’t the best of years... but it wasn’t the worst of years either. Over the past twelve plus months, riders and the community at large in Carrabassett Valley pulled together to help keep everyone safe. Those efforts, along with cooperation amongst the CVTC partners allowed us all to get outside and enjoy the trails during these trying times. For many of us, the benefits of that “outside time” played a big part in getting us through the pandemic. Fortunately, the improving situation in Maine and elsewhere means that face masks are no longer required when riding CVTrails. This is welcome news ahead of the 2021 summer riding season. Nonetheless, please respect the fact that some folks may take a cautious approach as they emerge from the threat of COVID. The State of Maine Covid-19 Response Page remains a good resource for any general developments and see the NEMBA COVID-19 Guidance for Rides and Trail Care Events for mountain biking specific recommendations.

Get out there, be grateful for the experience, and enjoy the ride!

Thank you from CVTC
Town of Carrabassett Valley: Dave Cota (Chairman), Deb Bowker, Josh Tauses
CRNEMBA: Ed Gervais, Dave Hughes
Sugarloaf: Tom Butler, Brenna Herridge
Maine Huts & Trails: Wolfe Tone
Carrabassett Region NEMBA
Find trail maps. Consider becoming a member.
Maine Huts & Trails
See updates on their facebook page. Consider becoming a member to support their trails.
Trails on Sugarloaf
For information about the bike trails on Sugarloaf Mountain, refer to their mountain biking page.
trail difficulty Easy Andy's Moto (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Bear Trail
trail difficulty More Difficult Bigelow Approach
trail difficulty More Difficult Birthday Hill No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation. (Technically not on PN land, but no access from either end.)
trail difficulty Most Difficult Bob’s Backyard Boogie
trail difficulty Most Difficult Bob’s Bruiser
trail difficulty More Difficult Bracket Brook Trail
trail difficulty More Difficult Buckshot
trail difficulty More Difficult CR NEMBA Trail
trail difficulty Most Difficult Camel Humps
trail difficulty More Difficult Carriage Trail
trail difficulty Most Difficult Cinderella
trail difficulty More Difficult Crockertown
trail difficulty More Difficult Crommett’s Connector No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult Crommett’s Overlook
trail difficulty More Difficult Dead Moose Cutoff
trail difficulty Easy Diel's Dogs (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Esker Trail CLOSED from the powerline east. No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult F.O.R.D.
trail difficulty Most Difficult Fifty
trail difficulty Most Difficult Fifty Cents Portion east of Fifty CLOSED; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult First Tracks
trail difficulty Easy Goldenrod
trail difficulty Easy Grassy Loops (east)
trail difficulty Easy Grassy Loops (west)
trail difficulty Easy Havana's (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Highland Trail East half CLOSED (from intersection of Bobcat Alley); No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty Most Difficult Hurricane Knoll
trail difficulty More Difficult Hurricane Trail
trail difficulty More Difficult Inferno
trail difficulty More Difficult Jabba The Hut
trail difficulty More Difficult Jerusalem Town
trail difficulty More Difficult Low Land Trail
trail difficulty Easy Meade Trail
trail difficulty Most Difficult Mike’s Mile 59
trail difficulty More Difficult Moose Dip
trail difficulty Easy Moose Pond Loop
trail difficulty More Difficult Moose Tracks
trail difficulty More Difficult Mountain Trail Portions east of Approach Trail closed; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult Narrow Gauge Bypass
trail difficulty Easy Narrow Gauge Pathway Portion South of the Carriage Rd. CLOSED; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult Newton's Singletrack
trail difficulty More Difficult Newton’s Revenge
trail difficulty More Difficult North Redington Trail No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult Oak Knoll
trail difficulty More Difficult Oh My Gosh Loop
trail difficulty Easy Old Gauge
trail difficulty Easy Par 3
trail difficulty Easy Penny Candy (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty Most Difficult Poplar Bypass
trail difficulty More Difficult Poplar Stream Trail
trail difficulty Easy Pretty Bog
trail difficulty Easy Pump Track
trail difficulty Easy Redington Connector East half CLOSED (from intersection of "33"); No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty More Difficult Redington Pond Loop No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
trail difficulty Easy Rt 27 Connector
trail difficulty Easy Sam's Ski (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Sargent Trail
trail difficulty More Difficult Seven Bridges Be aware of nearby logging operations. Yield to equipment and pass only when directed.
trail difficulty Easy Snail Trail
trail difficulty Easy Snoop's Loop (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Snowbrook Trail
trail difficulty More Difficult Spike
trail difficulty More Difficult Sticky Trail
trail difficulty Easy Sunny Breeze
trail difficulty More Difficult T.O.A.D.
trail difficulty More Difficult The Caboose
trail difficulty Most Difficult The Real Deal
trail difficulty More Difficult V2 Be aware of nearby logging operations. Yield to equipment and pass only when directed.
trail difficulty More Difficult West Branch
trail difficulty Most Difficult West Knoll
trail difficulty Extremely Difficult Widowmaker

  Trail is open.

  Trail is open, but has condition you should be aware of. In winter months this also means we are not confident the trail will be firm enough for winter bikers.

  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:

  • 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 or Sam Punderson.