Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine February 2021

 
Snowmobiling Trailside Cabin The Forks Maine

THE FORKS TRAILS UPDATE 2/28/2021

4 to 5 inches of snow last night was just what we needed.
We groomed last night, and got hit with the breakdown bug again, we got most of the system done before limping back.
Todays warm weather will be hard on the system and we won’t be grooming tonight due to the high temps.
The good news is it’s going to be really cold Monday night so trails should rebound.

Ride right and Ride safe,
Ben Towle
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 2/25/2021

Northern Outdoors area received about 3″ on Monday night, with a few more inches expected in the coming days. We’ve seen warmer temps and high traffic, which just means trails get beat up quick. Try to refrain from night riding as much as possible to allow trails time to set up.  We had some mechanical issues with groomers early in the week, but two out of three are back up and running and we’ve been out grooming since then.

Trailmaster Report:
We sent two groomers out Wednesday night, and trails came out better than expected considering the warm spell. We will be out Thursday night grooming with both groomers as well. This weekend looks to be quite warm so trails will be soft.

ITS 87 Groomed and in good shape except for the woods areas, they are thin and rough. Just pretend you are a kid again bouncing around the yard and know good trails are just on the other side….

ITS 86 to 88 Groomed and in good shape. Troutdale Road getting very thin, we are working with CMP as we speak on relocating access through the powerline. We will keep you posted.

Kennebec River Trail Groomed and in good shape, rough and thin around the cemetery on the northern side. In town trail to Moxie Road is thin and rough but certainly passible.

Caratunk Spur Trail Groomed and in good shape.

Pleasant Pond Trail Still closed to incoming logging. Please stay off.

Bald Mountain Trail Groomed and in good shape.

C Moxie Gore Trail Groomed last week. Will be groomed before weekend.

Ride right and Ride safe,
Ben Towle
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

Day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201.

The large parking lot is plowed with plenty of room for snowmobile trailers and groomed access to all trails. The Park & Ride lot is marked with a large sign on Route 201, 1/4 mile south of Northern Outdoors. Snowmobile trail maps, 91 octane ethanol-free gas, great food, and cold beer are available at Northern Outdoors.
**PLEASE NOTE: gas is CASH ONLY and available 9:00am-5:00pm

Get Trail Reports First

Snowmobile trail reports direct to your inbox…

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 2/17/2021

Northern Outdoors area received 4-5″ of sleet/snow from Tuesday’s storm. Although a little less than what they had predicted (and what we were hoping for), it’s still a great snow for packing in any thin spots on an already great base. We’re eyeing another potential snow event coming Thursday/Friday, just in time to freshen it up again before the weekend! Groomers have been out nightly, and will continue to do so throughout the week/weekend. Trails are in great shape!

Trailmaster Report:
We had all three groomers out last night and the trails came out great!

ITS 87 Groomed and in great shape.

ITS 86 Groomed and in great shape. Temporary reroute still on the Troutdale Road (near Moxie Pond). Please stay off the power lines in that section for active logging. Lots of traffic on Troutdale and Moxie Rd, use caution.

Kennebec River Trail Groomed, great shape, woods section by the Inn by the River needs more snow but in good shape.

Caratunk Spur Trail Groomed and in great shape.

Pleasant Pond Trail Still closed to incoming logging. They have started plowing in there this week. Please stay off.

Bald Mountain Trail Groomed and in great shape.

C Moxie Gore Trail Needs more snow, we will likely groom this again after Fridays storm.

Ride right and Ride safe,
Ben Towle
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 2/10/2021

We groomed the entire system Tuesday night and did some mogul work Wednesday in town and on ITS 87/86. The trails are in the best shape we have seen all season. We will be grooming the next four nights. Please use caution, lots of traffic out there this weekend with school vacations starting, lot of kids and families on the trails. In the woods it’s still thin and we still need more snow to work with. The cold temps have done wonders locking everything together. In-town The Forks is rough – need more snow.

ITS 87 Groomed and in good shape.

ITS 86 Groomed and in good shape. Temporary reroute still on the Troutdale Road (near Moxie Pond). Please stay off the power lines in that section for active logging. Lots of traffic on Troutdale and Moxie Rd, use caution.

Kennebec River Trail Groomed. Most of it is great. Use caution in the woods- still thin.

Caratunk Spur Trail Groomed and in great shape.

Pleasant Pond Trail Still closed to incoming logging.

Bald Mountain Trail Groomed and in good shape.

C Moxie Gore Trail Groomed and in good shape.

Ride right and Ride safe,
Ben Towle
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 2/4/2021

All three groomers were out Wednesday night. Trails came out really good. Still some thin spots in the woods but overall really great dense, heavy snow that will pack in good. Groomers will continue to be out Thursday night and through the weekend.

ITS 87 from Bingham club to Coburn club was groomed. In town section is in much better shape now.

ITS 86 Groomed to the Greenville / Rockwood intersection. Temporary reroute still on the Troutdale Road (near Moxie Pond). Please stay off the power lines in that section for active logging. Lots of traffic on Troutdale and Moxie Rd, use caution.

Kennebec River Trail groomed. Most of it is great. Use caution in the woods- still thin.

Caratunk Spur Trail groomed and in great shape.

Pleasant Pond Trail still closed to incoming logging.

Bald Mountain Trail Groomed Thursday night.

C Moxie Gore Trail Groomed Thursday night.​

Ride right and Ride safe,
Ben Towle
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

Leave a Reply