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Carrabassett Valley Trail Conditions

Trails Update on May 28, 2017. The Outdoor Center Trailhead is now open, however open trails are limited. The pump track, skills features, Snail Trail, and the Rt 27 Connector are open. In addition, T.O.A.D., Buckshot, The Real Deal, and Hurricane Trail (until the under construction sign) are now open. All other Outdoor Center trails are closed, including Sunny Breeze, Moose Bog Loop, Moose Dip, and Jabba the Hut from the lodge to the Warming Hut. To get to the Warming Hut, ride XC Ski trail 1 East (gravel road). A small section of Jabba the Hut behind (east of) the Warming Hut is also open. Please stay off all other trails.

The singletrack along the Narrow Gauge Trail (from Grassy Loops to Caboose) is open and is where the best riding can be found. All other trails remain closed at this time. Closed trails include Oak Knoll, Newton’s Revenge, Crommett’s, and all other trails at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center as they are too soggy to support riding.

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.