Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine March 25, 2019

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THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 3/25/19

Riders are reporting that they have been enjoying some fine spring riding this week in The Forks! Still good snow and we have been grooming regularly as temperatures allow. With the strong sun and warmer temps, there are some bare corners starting to show in just a few places. This will be our last week of grooming for the season, and we will be grooming regularly as temperatures allow. For certain, we will groom Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. After that, it looks like it may be too warm to groom. However, trails should hold up very well for the weekend as there is minimal traffic during this week.

ITS 86 EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE
Because of heavy traffic and melting, intown is beat up. Once out of town just 1 mile, things improve greatly. Power Line section at Moxie Pond is fine. The 3/4 mile section of shared road around Moxie Dam is down to dirt in a few spots. You can stay on snow most of the way along the side, but there are a couple of short sections where you will be grinding dirt. Otherwise, good riding all the way to the ITS 88 intersection.

KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL
Good snow all the way through from Berry’s Store to Northern Outdoors. Just a few bare corners.

BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Plenty of snow with good riding. This trail connects to the Bingham Windmill Trail, as well as the Breakneck Ridge Trail. **see note below re: Windmill Trail

ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM
In fine shape. Great cruising all the way with some nice views of Sugarloaf Mtn and the Bigelow Range. **see note below re: Windmill Trail

PLEASANT POND TRAIL
Will not be opened this season, due to a winter long logging operation. Several miles of plowed roads.

CARATUNK SPUR
Open and in good shape.

**** The south end of the Windmill Trail off of ITS 87 has been plowed and there is now active logging going on. The Windmill Trail off of ITS 87 is now posted closed. You can still access the windmills from the north end, via the Bald Mountain Trail or Breakneck Ridge Trail. However, there is no longer a through trail. It is a dead end at the windmills and you’ll have to back track.

It is spring riding, so be very careful of hazards which can pop up overnight . . . rocks, stumps, water runoff.

Jim Yearwood
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, and great food are available at Northern Outdoors.
**PLEASE NOTE: gas is CASH ONLY and available 9:00am-5:00pm

 

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