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Trail Conditions Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee

Last change on Wednesday, May 12th. Trails checked daily.

The Narrow Gauge Pathway is open, as well as the singletrack trails directly off the Narrow Gauge. Some other trails at the Outdoor Center below the Warming Hut are also open. All other trails, including singletrack around Stratton Brook Hut, remain closed.

A message from the Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee

Winter is upon us. The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is open for riding (pass required), Maine Huts & Trails is grooming, and the intrepid CRNEMBA volunteers are creating a fantastic single-track winter riding experience. Unfortunately, COVID-19 remains a threat. 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 ...

Stay Informed

Use these resources before you ride to understand current restrictions and guidelines.

Practice Social Distancing and use Face Coverings

While certain Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions continue to evolve, the benefits of social distancing and the use of face masks in preventing transmission have remained constant. Please do not congregate on the trails or in parking areas and maintain appropriate distancing while riding. In accordance with State of Maine requirement, please wear a face covering (nose and mouth) when riding in busy parts of the network such as the Narrow Gauge and have one at the ready in less congested areas in case you have an unexpected encounter with other trail users. 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.

Respect the Trails

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.

Thank you from CVTC

We are in this together, and we’ll get through it together.

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
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.

None at this time.

100 trail difficulty Easy Pump Track Closed
101 trail difficulty Easy Snail Trail
102 trail difficulty Easy Rt 27 Connector
103 trail difficulty Easy Moose Pond Loop
104 trail difficulty More Difficult First Tracks
105 trail difficulty Most Difficult Cinderella
106 trail difficulty Most Difficult Bob’s Backyard Boogie
107 trail difficulty More Difficult Low Land Trail
108 trail difficulty More Difficult Highland Trail East half CLOSED (from intersection of Bobcat Alley); No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
109 trail difficulty Easy Redington Connector East half CLOSED (from intersection of "33"); No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
110 trail difficulty More Difficult Jabba The Hut
111 trail difficulty Most Difficult Bob’s Bruiser
112 trail difficulty More Difficult Seven Bridges Closed
113 trail difficulty More Difficult Snowbrook Trail Closed
114 trail difficulty More Difficult Moose Tracks Closed
114x trail difficulty More Difficult Oh My Goash Loop Closed
115 trail difficulty More Difficult Inferno Closed
116 trail difficulty Most Difficult Fifty Closed
117 trail difficulty Most Difficult Fifty Cents Portion east of Fifty CLOSED; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
118 trail difficulty More Difficult Redington Pond Loop No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
120 trail difficulty More Difficult North Redington Trail No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
121 trail difficulty More Difficult Bracket Brook Trail
123 trail difficulty More Difficult Moose Dip
124 trail difficulty Easy Sunny Breeze
126 trail difficulty More Difficult T.O.A.D. Closed
127 trail difficulty More Difficult Buckshot Closed
128 trail difficulty More Difficult Hurricane Trail Closed
129 trail difficulty Most Difficult Hurricane Knoll Closed
130 trail difficulty Most Difficult The Real Deal Closed
131 trail difficulty More Difficult V2 Closed
132 trail difficulty Easy Par 3
200 trail difficulty Easy Narrow Gauge Pathway Portion South of the Carriage Rd. CLOSED; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
201 trail difficulty Easy Grassy Loops
201 #1 trail difficulty Easy Grassy Loops #1
201 #2 trail difficulty Easy Grassy Loops #2
201 #3 trail difficulty Easy Grassy Loops #3
202 trail difficulty Easy Goldenrod
203 trail difficulty Most Difficult Mike’s Mile 59
204 trail difficulty Easy Old Gauge
205 trail difficulty Easy Meade Trail
206 trail difficulty More Difficult Crockertown
207 trail difficulty More Difficult Sargent Trail
208 trail difficulty Most Difficult Camel Humps
209 trail difficulty More Difficult The Caboose
210 trail difficulty More Difficult Spike
211 trail difficulty More Difficult F.O.R.D.
212 trail difficulty More Difficult Jerusalem Town
301 trail difficulty More Difficult Newton’s Revenge Closed
301x trail difficulty More Difficult Newton's Singletrack Closed
302 trail difficulty More Difficult CR NEMBA Trail Closed
303 trail difficulty Most Difficult Poplar Bypass No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
304 trail difficulty More Difficult Poplar Stream Trail Closed
305 trail difficulty More Difficult Sticky Trail Closed
307 trail difficulty More Difficult Crommett’s Overlook Closed
308 trail difficulty More Difficult Crommett’s Connector No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
309 trail difficulty More Difficult Narrow Gauge Bypass Closed
310 trail difficulty More Difficult Oak Knoll Closed
311 trail difficulty More Difficult Bear Trail Closed
312 trail difficulty More Difficult Bigelow Approach Closed
401 trail difficulty More Difficult Esker Trail CLOSED from the powerline east. Always yield to equipment and trucks. Wait for eye contact from machine operators to pass.
402 trail difficulty More Difficult Dead Moose Cutoff Closed
403 trail difficulty More Difficult Mountain Trail Portions east of Approach Trail closed; No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation.
404 trail difficulty More Difficult Birthday Hill No Trespassing per Penobscot Nation. (Technically not on PN land, but no access from either end.)
500 trail difficulty Most Difficult Caribou Chute This trail is now closed due to landowner request.
501 trail difficulty More Difficult West Branch Closed
502 trail difficulty More Difficult Carriage Trail Closed
503 trail difficulty Most Difficult West Knoll Closed
504 trail difficulty Extremely Difficult Widowmaker 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.