The Forks Area Snowmobile Trail Report

The 10” of snow we received last Friday has put our trail system back in great shape. We are expecting more snow on Thursday. Groomer operators report plenty of snow to work with. Cold temperatures are allowing the trails to set up nicely. Some short wooded sections are still a little rough, but overall the riding right now is the best it has been all winter. Enjoy it while it lasts!

•    ITS 86 EAST FROM BERRY'S STORE HEADING TOWARD GREENVILLE:  Great riding all the way to Greenville. Intown trail is mostly in good shape. Boise Road, Shirley Road and Brochu Road sections are all flat and fast. Short ½ mile Power Line section near Moxie Pond is still a bit rough, but has good show cover.
•    ITS 87 SOUTH HEADING TOWARD BINGHAM:  Great riding on the Divide Road.  A little rough in wooded sections for 1 mile around Pleasant Pond, and 1 mile around Moore’s Bog. Great riding elsewhere. Check out the groomed spur trail up to the Moxie Mountain Lookout. Spectacular views of Sugarloaf and the Bigelow Range. Well worth the short detour.
•    BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 87 TO ITS 86:  Outstanding ride all the way through. There is a logging operation on the south end at Heald Stream, with a 1 mile section of shared, plowed road. Be careful through there.
•    PLEASANT POND TRAIL:  This club trail is groomed with fine riding. One half mile rough section around the south side of Pleasant Pond. Excellent elsewhere.
•    BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL:  This trail is closed for the 2012 season, due to logging and several miles of plowed roads. It is illegal to ride on unauthorized plowed roads. Please respect the landowners wishes on this.
•    KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL FROM NORTHERN OUTDOORS TO ITS 86/87:  Good riding all the way through. Still a bit rough for the last mile into town, but not bad at all.

For day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201, with groomed trail access.  Lot is very large and can accommodate trailers of all sizes.  Food, trail maps and gas are available right at the Lodge.

Jim Yearwood
Northern Outdoors Snowmobile Club