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Trail Conditions Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee

Last change on Tuesday, December 7th.

Expect the trail surfaces to be a mix of frozen dirt and ice with a dusting of snow.

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

None at this time.

Carrabassett Region NEMBA
Find trail maps and fat bike trail use etiquette . Consider becoming a member to support winter grooming efforts.
Maine Huts & Trails
See updates on their facebook page. Consider becoming a member to support their trails.
Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
See the S.O.C. current trail conditions and fat biking info. Note: ticket or pass required and winter biking is only allowed on designated winter biking trails.
trail difficulty Easy Andy's Moto (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty Most Difficult Camel Humps
trail difficulty More Difficult Crockertown
trail difficulty Easy Diel's Dogs (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult F.O.R.D.
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 Jerusalem Town
trail difficulty Easy Meade Trail
trail difficulty Most Difficult Mike’s Mile 59
trail difficulty Easy Old Gauge
trail difficulty Easy Penny Candy (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty Easy Sam's Ski (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Sargent Trail
trail difficulty Easy Snoop's Loop (Grassy Loops)
trail difficulty More Difficult Spike
trail difficulty More Difficult The Caboose
trail difficulty More Difficult Treadwell Closed

  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.