Snowmobile Trail Report For The Forks, Maine

Some very mild temps the past 2 days, but trails are holding up pretty well. Looks like things will be cooling off tonight and staying cool for several days. Still a decent base of snow and enjoyable spring riding on all sections, except as noted below. A few corners here and there are starting to show some dirt. We will groom this weekend as night time temperatures allow. It is spring so stumps, rocks and water can pop up on the trail quickly . . . . ride with caution.

  • ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE.   Intown trail is poor but passable. Things improve once out of the valley.
  • ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM.  Good riding all the way. This very scenic trail winds around the base of rugged Moxie Mountain. Check out the 3 mile spur trail up to Moxie Mtn. Lookout. Incredible views of Sugarloaf Mtn. and the Bigelow Range.
  • BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 87 TO ITS 86.  The loggers have just plowed open a 2 mile section of the Bald Mtn. Trail, near where it intersects with the Pleasant Pond Trail.  About 75% of this plowed section has a snow base. About 25% is down to dirt. The rest of the Bald Mtn. Trail has good riding. This trail and ITS 86 & 87 make a great loop.
  • BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL.  Open all the way from Bald Mtn. Trail through to Blanchard and ITS 85.
  • PLEASANT POND TRAIL.  Open and groomed all the way through. Good riding with plenty of snow. Nice loop trail around Pleasant Pond and Pleasant Pond Mountain.
  • KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL FROM NORTHERN OUTDOORS TO BERRY’S STORE.  Open and groomed all the way through. A few rocks popping up here and there. Scenic riding along the Kennebec River.

For all you day riders, there’s a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201, with groomed trail access. Food, gas and trail maps are available at the NO Lodge. Call 888-770-SLED for details.

Jim Yearwood
Northern Outdoors Snowmobile Club