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.

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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