30 Jan Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine January 30, 2020
THE FORKS SNOWMOBILE TRAIL REPORT 1/30/2020
Temperatures have dropped back down to normal after the warm temps of the past weekend. Trails held up well after the weekend and we have been grooming most of this week, smoothing things out and softening up the hard surface for lube. We have been able to pull snow into most of the depressions and smooth things out. There are some larger water bars in some spots that are not filled in completely, so be careful. This is particularly true on our woods trails which need more snow. Overall sections of trail that are on unplowed roads are in good to very good shape . . . mostly flat and fast. Woods trail sections are rough. About 85% of our trail system is on unplowed roads.
ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE
Intown is very rough and needs more snow. We just can’t do much through there with the groomer. After 1 mile or so, things improve greatly. A couple miles of ITS 86 around the north side of Mosquito Mtn have some larger water bars that are not completely filled in. The 1 mile Power Line section at Lake Moxie is rough. From Moxie Dam up to ITS 88 junction is mostly on unplowed roads and is great riding.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL
Open and groomed. Mostly in decent shape, except last 1 mile towards town is rough.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Mostly unplowed roads and is in great shape. There is no connection off the south end of the BMT to the Wind Mills in Bingham, as there has been in the past. Only access to the Wind Mills is a trail off ITS 87 north of Bingham. The Bald Mtn Trail combined with the Pleasant Pond Trail form a great loop ride between ITS 86 and ITS 87.
BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL
Open, groomed, and in very good shape.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM
Short woods sections at Pleasant Pond and Moore’s Bog are rough. Otherwise it’s a very nice ride.
PLEASANT POND TRAIL
Mostly on unplowed roads . . . . flat and fast.
Open and groomed.
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, and great food are available at Northern Outdoors.
**PLEASE NOTE: gas is CASH ONLY and available 9:00am-5:00pm
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