TRAIL REPORT

Bureau of Trails Rating System:

 

Trail conditions change depending on weather and use.  If you have concerns about possible condition changes, contact the local club before you go out.  This report’s rating system:   

                 

Great - Trail has a really good base, groomed flat with solid snow that should hold up to traffic.

Good - Trail is flat with a good base, there may be ice underneath, and while groomed snow could become a bit mushy.

Moderate - Trail has decent riding, but may have bare spots, ice, or rough sections.

Marginal - Trail is passable, but may have thin snow, open or partially filled water bars, bare spots, ice, or trees down.

February 18, 2021 - Bureau of Trails Snowmobile Report 

Great North Woods Region

 

Stay OFF plowed roads unless posted open!

  • Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: Open with great conditions.
     

  • Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: Open, 3” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.
     

  • Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  Open, 3-5” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.
     

  • Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Open, 2-4” new snow, groomed with moderate to great conditions.  In town trails still have thin snow coverage.  Do NOT ride on town sidewalks AND stay to right on rideable roads!
     

  • Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: Open, groomed with great conditions.  Active logging on northern end of Corridor 3 and Corridor 7, Meridan Hill Trail.  Use CAUTION – go slow – trucks & equipment on trail!
     

  • Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: Open, 4” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.  Corridor 5A (rail bed) heading south from Groveton is open but not groomed and has some exposed rails – use CAUTION! 
     

  • Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  Open, 3-4” new snow, groomed with good conditions.
     

  • Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  Open, 3” new snow, groomed with moderate early season conditions (some open water bars).  Corridor 5A is open but not groomed – use CAUTION as some rails are exposed.
     

  • White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: Open, 2-3” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.
     

  • Jericho Mountain State Park:   Open, 2-3” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.
     

  • Dalton Ridge Runners: Open, 2” new snow, groomed with good conditions.

February 4, 2021 -Bureau of Trails Snowmobile Report

 

This week’s snow has helped the trails greatly. We might get a bit more from Central to Northern NH tomorrow, and let’s hope the possible rain in the south does not occur.

 

On our Facebook page we have shared quite a few Fish & Game accident reports lately, rentals and non-rentals. Please remember that new riders are always welcome to the sport.  It is incumbent on us familiar with the sport (individuals, clubs & businesses) to act as ambassadors sharing as much knowledge, including safety, as we can. Clubs are an important part of this. If you are new to the sport, or know someone who is, connect with a local club and become a member. You will not only learn a lot about safe riding practices, but will most likely make new friends with a like interest and have some fun adventures. If you are an adult rider bringing youngsters into the sport, be the best role model possible and ensure they get the necessary training and safety equipment. The NH Fish & Game strongly recommends that ALL riders participate in a Safety Education Class (due to COVID only on-line at this time). Yes, it is required for riders age 12 until the age of holding a motor vehicle license, but ALL riders can participate.

Some of the accidents involved travel on frozen bodies of water.  Please remember to check bodies of frozen water before venturing out. Get more information on Fish & Game’s site.  Also –slow down – there can be hidden pressure ridges and confusing at night or during snow!

Ride Within Your Means – Stay to the Right- Watch for Others.  The goal is to have a good time AND return home safely!!

 

This report is “as of the above date”.  Trail conditions change depending on weather and use.  If you have concerns about possible condition changes, contact the local club before you go out.  This report’s rating system:                    

 

Great North Woods Region

 

Stay OFF plowed roads unless posted open!

 

  • Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: Open.  South of Back Lake, Village & to VT–Moderate; Back Lake Hub Area–Good to Great; All points north, west & east-Great. 
     

  • Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: Open, 13-14” new snow, groomed with good conditions. 
     

  • Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  Open, 8-14” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions. 
     

  • Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Open, 8-14” new snow, groomed with good to great condition
     

  • Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: Open, 8-14” new snow, groomed with good to excellent conditions.  Watch for logging on 7N at Meridan Hill and Corridor 3
     

  • Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: Open, 18-12” new snow, groomed with good conditions.  Corridor 5A (rail bed) heading south from Groveton is CLOSED due to lack of snow.  Nash Stream Road will NOT be closed this season as originally planned
     

  • Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  Open, 8-10” new snow, groomed with moderate conditions
     

  • Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  Open, 4” new snow, grooming as conditions allow, moderate conditions.  Corridor 5N has not been groomed (lack of snow) and Corridor 5A is CLOSED (lack of snow).  Use CAUTION – early season conditions & open water bars!
     

  • White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: Open, 8-10” new snow, grooming as conditions allow, moderate to good conditions.
     

  • Jericho Mountain State Park:  Trails are open, 10” new snow, groomed with moderate to good conditions.
     

  • Dalton Ridge Runners: Open, 5-6” new snow, groomed with moderate conditions.


January 28, 2021 - Bureau of Trails Snowmobile Report 

 

The snow flurries add up…remember that.

 

Please remember to check bodies of frozen water before venturing out on them.  Get more information on Fish & Game’s site.

 

The next trail condition report is expected to be out Thursday, February 4th.  Check out our Facebook page for more updates as we are made aware. 

This report is “as of the above date”.  Trail conditions change depending on weather and use.  If you have concerns about possible condition changes, contact the local club before you go out.  This report’s rating system:                    

 

Great North Woods Region

Riding is getting better – still some early season conditions.  Stay OFF plowed roads unless posted open!

  • Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: Open, 4-6” new snow, groomed.  Good to great on northern trails, central trails are good, and southern trails are moderate to good.  Trail Closure: 138 between T5 & T140 to T144/South Bay due to logging.
     

  • Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: Open, 3-4” new snow, groomed with moderate conditions.
     

  • Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  Open, 2-5” new snow, groomed with good conditions.
     

  • Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Open, 4-6” new snow, groomed with moderate to good conditions.  13 Mile Woods Trail & in-town trails are marginal.
     

  • Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: Open, 3-5” new snow, groomed with good to excellent conditions.  Watch for logging on 7N at Meridan Hill and Corridor 3.
     

  • Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: Open, 1-3” new snow, groomed with marginal in-town conditions and moderate to good conditions elsewhere.  PT 117 & 109 have marginal conditions.  Corridor 5A (rail bed) heading south from Groveton is CLOSED due to lack of snow.  Nash Stream Road will NOT be closed this season as originally planned.
     

  • Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  Open, 6-8” new snow, groomed with moderate conditions.
     

  • Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  Open, 2-3” new snow, packing and grooming as conditions allow.  Corridor 5A is CLOSED (lack of snow).  Use CAUTION – open water bars!
     

  • White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: Open, 3-4” new snow, grooming as conditions allow, moderate to good conditions.
     

  • Jericho Mountain State Park:   Trails are open and groomed.
     

  • Dalton Ridge Runners: Open, 5” new snow, groomed with marginal to moderate conditions.  CAUTION – PT100 and Covered Bridge Trail will have brush cutting being done on Saturday – watch for equipment!

January 14, 2021 - Bureau of Trails Snowmobile Report 

I know you are itching to ride…

However, we have had multiple reports of riders on trail systems throughout the State that remain CLOSED.  We have also had reports of riders on open trail systems riding in areas that are clearly marked NO SNOWMOBILING and are fenced off.

Please remember that most of NH’s trail system is on land owned by private landowners.  The landowners, working through local snowmobile clubs, have the final say as to when riding can be done on their land and where it can be done.  Without these landowners’ willingness to share their land, NH would not have a trail system.  Thank you landowners!  We MUST RESPECT them and STAY OFF CLOSED TRAILS/AREAS!  If we don’t, then we face losing more and more trails.  Most riders follow the rules, but we have a lot of new riders out there that may not know this.  Those that know and do it anyway should be aware that the fine for off trail riding is $248.

 

Great North Woods Region - Limited riding.

•             Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: All trails are open.  2-4” new snow.  Trails to the south have marginal to moderate conditions.  Trails from Back Lake to First Lake have marginal to good conditions, and connector trails and larger roads from First Lake north east and west have good to great conditions.

•             Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: 60% of trails open.  Higher elevation trails have been groomed and have moderate conditions.  Lower elevation trails have not been groomed and are marginal.  Some gates remain CLOSED.  3” new snow.

•             Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  All trails are open, 2” new snow, groomed with marginal to moderate early season conditions.  Stay off plowed roads unless signed open!

•             Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Most trails are open.  Dupuis Trail from PT129 to town and Skyway Loop from the junction of PT129 and Back Mountain are CLOSED.  1” new snow, groomed, marginal to moderate early season conditions.  Stay off plowed roads unless signed open!

•             Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: All trails are open, some have been groomed.  Trails in the valley are marginal with thin (2-3” base) snow cover.  Trails in the higher elevations have moderate conditions (5-6” base).

•             Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: CLOSED

•             Milan All Weather Riders, Milan: All trails except for PT 114 from Milan Village to Blackstrap Road are open.  1” new snow.  Trails have not been groomed and conditions are marginal.

•             Lancaster:  CLOSED

•             White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: CLOSED

•             Jericho Mountain State Park: CLOSED 

•             Dalton Ridge Runners: CLOSED

 

December 30, 2020 -  Bureau of Trails Snowmobile Report

            This is not a good report to write…there is no riding available due to the warm weather and rain.  However, maybe we can change the situation by doing some snow dancing!  Feel free to send in (nhtrails@dncr.nh.gov) photos (family appropriate) of your dances for us to share on our Facebook page.

Despite the lack of snow, have an enjoyable, safe New Year’s! The snow will come…so be ready to ride with equipment checks, gear, and your registration.

 The next trail condition report is expected to be out Thursday, January 7th. Check out our Facebook page for more updates as we are made aware and club shares. 

 This report is “as of the above date”.  Trail conditions change depending on weather and use.  If you have concerns about possible condition changes, contact the local club before you go out. 

Great North Woods Region - No riding at this time.

•           Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: CLOSED

•           Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: CLOSED

•           Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  CLOSED

•           Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: CLOSED

•           Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: CLOSED

•           Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: CLOSED

•           Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  CLOSED

•           Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  CLOSED

•           White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: CLOSED

•           Jericho Mountain State Park: CLOSED 

•           Dalton Ridge Runners: CLOSED

Colebrook Ski-Bee's  *  PO Box 125 * Colebrook, NH 03576

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