Recommended Snowmobile Rides
Top Snowmobiling Loops and Destinations in Maine
Nearby snowmobiling destinations include Coburn Mountain (Maine’s highest groomed trail), Grand Falls, Mooshead Lake, the Bingham Wind Farm, and a whole lot of scenic views of Maine’s mountains, lakes and rivers. Here are our top recommended rides for the best trails in Maine!
Snowmobile to Waterfalls, Up Mountain Peaks, and Along Rivers
Top Snowmobiling Day Trips from The Forks, Maine
Snowmobile from The Forks to Greenville, Moosehead Lake, the B-52 Crash Site, Jackman, Eustis, Bingham… Northern Outdoors is at the center of Maine’s best snowmobile trails, with top destinations just a day trip away! Here are some of our favorite trails around The Forks, Maine. All mileages are approximate, and trail closures can occur at anytime. Please see current snowmobile trail conditions and have a trail map handy before you go riding.
Kennebec River Loop
20 miles round trip
Ride the trail out of Northern Outdoors to the junction of ITS 87. Take ITS 87 north to the ITS 86 junction on the Boise Road (Trail Junction ST 9). Follow ITS 86 west/ITS 87 north back toward The Forks. Just before town, take the Kennebec River Trail back to Northern Outdoors. Add Maine’s tallest waterfall to this loop by hiking into Moxie Falls off of ITS 87. Moxie Falls directions and video.
Bingham Wind Mills – Kingsbury Plt.
55 miles RT
Head out on the trail behind Northern Outdoors. Take a right on to ITS 87 south. Continue on ITS 87 south and turn left onto the Pleasant Pond Trail (Pleasant Pond Mountain on your left / Moxie Mountain on the right). The Pleasant Pond Trail turns into the Bald Mountain Trail. Continue North on the Bald Mountain Trail to an intersection and continue straight on the Breakneck Ridge Trail. Stay on the Breakneck Ridge Trail to the intersection with the Wind Mill Trail. Turn right on the Windmill Trail, continue south on the Wind Mill Trail and past the wind turbines until you get to ITS 87. As you ride up the ridge, you will see the Bingham Wind Farm, and mountain views lining the horizon. Continue on ITS 87 north back to Northern Outdoors.
Scenic views: Moxie Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Bigelow Range, Pleasant Pond Mountain, Pleasant Pond.
Pleasant Pond & Bald Mountain Loop
45 miles RT
Ride the trail out of Northern Outdoors, to ITS 87. Take ITS 87 north to the ITS 86 junction on the Boise Road (Trail Junction ST 9). At this point, ride ITS 86 east to the Bald Mountain Trail junction. Head south on the Bald Mountain Trail. Continue west on the Pleasant Pond Trail. Take ITS 87 North back to Northern Outdoors.
Scenic views: Mosquito Mountain, Moxie Lake, Bald Mountain, Moxie Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Bigelow Range, Pleasant Pond.
70 miles RT
From the Northern Outdoors lodge, take the Kennebec River Trail to connect with ITS 86 west. Stay on ITS 86 west to Grand Falls, a 35-foot waterfall spanning the entire width of the Dead River. To return to Northern Outdoors, take ITS 86 east and connect back onto the Kennebec River Trail. See: photos and video of the ride to Grand Falls.
If you have time and want to extend your trip, check out the directions below for the Coburn Mountain / Grand Falls Loop (95 miles), and take a stop at Lake Parlin Lodge for lunch off the trail and to refuel.
Scenic Views: Kennebec River, Dead River, Granny Cap Mountain, Grand Falls.
70-100 miles RT
Ride the trail out of Northern Outdoors, to ITS 87. Take ITS 87 north to ITS 86. Ride ITS 86 east to Greenville for lunch and gas. Greenville has an active “downtown” right on the shore of Moosehead Lake, with many restaurants to choose from and several shops to explore. After lunch, return on ITS 86 west all the way to the junction with ITS 87 on the Boise Road (Trail Junction ST 9). Follow ITS 87 south, then take the short connector trail back to Northern Outdoors.
If you have time and want to extend your trip, take a ride to the B-52 crash site on Elephant Mountain. Parts of the mammoth plane that crashed into the mountain in 1963 remain. There’s also a simple memorial to the servicemen who lost their lives. Just take ITS 85 north out of Greenville to the crash site (about 15 miles one way).
Another option is to head north from Greenville to Rockwood, and take Route 66 or ITS 88 back to ITS 87. Then head south on ITS 87 back to The Forks.
Scenic views: Moosehead Lake, B-52 Site, Mount Kineo
Coburn Mountain & Grand Falls Loop
95 miles RT
Ride the Kennebec River Trail to Berrys Store in West Forks. At Trail Junction ST 10, take ITS 87 north. Approximately 10 miles north of Berry’s Store, take the Coburn Mtn Connector Trail west to ITS 89. Ride ITS 89 north a short distance to the spur trail up Coburn Mountain. The dead end trail up the mountain is 2 miles long, and is divided into two sections. The first section to the Radio Repeater Tower is groomed regularly and is easily doable by any rider. The final 1 mile from the Repeater Tower to the top, is recommended only for experienced riders. It is a very narrow, winding and steep trail that is not regularly groomed. There are scenic views from both the Repeater Tower and the summit. Descend from the mountain, and head south on ITS 89. Continue on ITS 89 south to Trail Junction ST 11. Take ITS 86 east back to Berrys Store and Trail Junction ST 10. Return to Northern Outdoors on the Kennebec River Trail. See photos and video of Coburn Mountain: The Peak of Maine Snowmobiling
If you have time and want to extend your trip, take a ride to Grand Falls. Just continue 10 miles on ITS 89 south, from Trail Junction ST 11.
Scenic views: Kennebec River, Coburn Mountain, Mount Katahdin, Sugarloaf Mountain, Bigelow Range, Granny Cap Mountain, Grand Falls, Dead River.
Jackman & Coburn Moutain Loop
130 miles RT
Ride the Kennebec River Trail to Berrys Store in West Forks. At Trail Junction ST 10, take ITS 86 west. At Trail Junction ST 11, take ITS 89 north. At Coburn Mountain, take the spur trail to the summit. The dead end trail up the mountain is 2 miles long, and is divided into two sections. The first section to the Radio Repeater Tower is groomed regularly and is easily doable by any rider. The final 1 mile from the Repeater Tower to the top, is recommended only for experienced riders. It is a very narrow, winding and steep trail that is not regularly groomed. There are scenic views from both the Repeater Tower and the summit.. Descend Coburn Mtn and continue on ITS 89 north to the scenic Attean Overlook. Continue on ITS 89 north and stop for lunch/gas in Jackman. After lunch, stay on ITS 89 north to Trail Junction ST 19. Ride ITS 88 east to Trail Junction ST 15. Take ITS 87 south all the way back to Trail Junction ST 10 in West Forks. Return to Northern Outdoors on the Kennebec River Trail.
Scenic views: Kennebec River, Dead River, Granny Cap, Coburn Mountain, Attean Overlook, Boundary Bald Mountain, Moose River, Cold Stream Mountain.
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