Snowmobile Trail Conditions

February 21, 2017

Warm weather has affected bodies of water throughout the state. Please Stay Safe on the Ice.

A reminder that in NH the maximum speed limit is 45 mph. Depending upon trail conditions it can be less, so pay attention to signage!


Riders should never ride behind wildlife – pull over to the side and turn off your sled – wait until the wildlife exits the trail system before resuming.

Trail conditions change quickly, especially with warmer temps, check here for specific trail information on where you are planning to ride. See the bottom of this report for some fun snowmobile events!

Northern NH

Please remember to stay to the right and ride within your means. Groomers and other trail users have the right-of-way, please use caution and yield to them. Please remember to stay off plowed logging roads unless posted shared use!

Pittsburg
Grooming is on-going. Trails are in excellent condition.

Diamond Pond/Coleman State Park
16” to 22” base. Good riding conditions.

Colebrook
8” to 12” base. Good to excellent riding conditions.

Errol
8” to 10” base. Good riding conditions.

Milan
8” to 10” base. Good to excellent riding conditions.

Cambridge
8” to 10” base. Good to excellent riding conditions.

Berlin
6” to 12” base. Good riding conditions. Winter ATV use is in Jericho State Park ONLY.

East Side of Berlin/Success
8” to 10” base. Good riding conditions. Winter ATV use is in Jericho State Park ONLY.

Bethlehem
No report from club.

Gorham
6” to 10” base. Good riding conditions.

Groveton/Nash Stream
6” to 24” base. Good riding conditions. Groveton Village doesn’t have as much snow; riding conditions moderate.

Stratford
8” to 12” base. Good to excellent riding conditions. Watch for logging on Percy Road and Cree Notch (behind Blue Mountain Variety).

Dalton
10” base. Good riding conditions.

Jefferson
6” to 10” base. Good riding conditions.

Lancaster
4” to 8” base. Moderate to good riding conditions.

Whitefield
4” to 6” base. Good riding conditions.

Littleton
6” to 10” base. Groomed trails; good to great riding conditions. Rails and switches are still in place on PT 105 north of Industrial Park Road – use CAUTION!

Twin Mountain
6” to 22. Good to excellent riding conditions.

Lisbon/Landaff/Lyman
Good riding conditions. Use caution as there are some bare spots and open water.

Franconia Notch Bike Path
6” to 10” base. Good riding conditions. ATV use is NOT ALLOWED on the bike path at any time.

Campton/Thornton
4” to 12” base. Good riding conditions. Use CAUTION on Corridor 11 as rails are showing in some areas.

Central NH

Grooming has temporarily ceased in most southern areas due to the warm weather. Grooming will resume when weather conditions warrant it. Most areas have spring like conditions. OHRV riders are asked to stay off trails until the temperatures drop again so as not to rut trails.

Andover
4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions.

Ashland/Holderness
4” to 6” base. Moderate to good riding conditions. Use CAUTION – loggers crossing trail near Fish & Game club.

Baker River
No update from club at this time. Nichols Hill and Camp Victory trails are closed for the season.

Bear Notch/Bartlett
12” base. Excellent riding conditions. Please watch for mushers and cross-country skiers! Stay on trails!

Belmont
5” base. Good riding conditions.

Bridgewater
4” to 6” base. Good riding conditions.

Canaan
4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions.

Castle in the Clouds
4” to 6” base. Good to excellent riding conditions. Corridor 26 is CLOSED just south of the Castle in the Clouds parking lot.

Conway
6” base. Good riding conditions. Some rails are showing – use CAUTION! Park sleds on Red’s Trail and walk up Cathedral Ledge – DO NOT ride sleds up! Logging on Peaked Hill Road in North Chatham (Corridor 19).

Hillsborough
6” to 8” base; 4” new snow. Groomed trails; excellent riding conditions. Please note that the trail from Totten Trails State Forest gate to Crane’s Field has been temporarily CLOSED due to logging. Riders can by-pass through Weare, follow signs.

Lake Sunapee Area (Newbury, Bradford, Sunapee)
6” to 8” base. Good riding conditions. Lake Sunapee is unsafe and should be avoided! Parking is at State Beach in Newbury and Jones Road in Bradford.

Lyme
No update from club at this time.

Lebanon (West Lebanon/Enfield)
4” to 6” base. Good riding conditions. Please watch for open water bars! Remember that Corridor 5 from the rail bed south to Route 4 has a 9 PM curfew & plan your trip accordingly!

Madison
10” base. No report from club at this time.

Milton
No update from club at this time.

Moultonborough
3” to 6” base. Moderate to good riding conditions. Corridor 26 is closed from Castle parking lot to power lines – seek alternate route. Use caution as there may be snow drifts from snow blowing. Please follow the posted speed limits on plowed roads.

Newfields
4” to 10” base. Good riding conditions. Some open water bars – use CAUTION! Club’s trailside cookout is this Saturday, rain or shine.

Ossipee Area
4’ to 6” base. Good riding conditions.

Pillsbury State Park
4” to 8” base. Moderate riding conditions. Logging activity on the Goshen end of park – speed reduced, signs posted!

Sanbornton (New Hampton)
No report from club at this time.

Squam Lakes Region
4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions. Use CAUTION on the lakes!

Wakefield
3” to 6” base. Moderate to good riding conditions. Rails are starting to show – use CAUTION! Water bars and logging occurring near the tunnel – use CAUTION! Corridor 22 closed south of Corridor 19 Junction; railroad tracks are ACTIVE south of this point.

Wolfeboro
4” to 6” base. Good riding conditions. Construction on power lines from Sodum Road east. Corridor 26 is CLOSED from Melvin Village Trail to the Castle in the Clouds parking lot. Stay on Trail, or Stay Home!

Southern NH

Grooming has temporarily ceased in most southern areas due to the warm weather. Grooming will resume when weather conditions warrant it. Most areas have spring like conditions. OHRV riders are asked to stay off trails until the temperatures drop again so as not to rut trails.

Allenstown/Pembroke/Chichester
No report from club at this time.

Bear Brook State Park
2” to 4” base. Moderate riding conditions. Some bare spots and open water bars – use CAUTION! ATV (50” maximum width) use is ONLY allowed when snowmobile trails are open. ATVs cannot leave parking lot and cross Deerfield Road to head north. ATVs must stay within the Park on designated open snowmobile trails.

Greenfield State Park
2” to 4” base. Moderate riding conditions.

Hopkinton/Everett
4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions. Grooming will begin again when weather conditions warrant it. Riding on frozen bodies of water is PROHIBITED – stay on trails or pay the fine! Winter ATV (50” maximum width) use permitted on the ATV trails, cannot leave the trail system within the park.
Pawtuckaway State Park
2” to 4” base. Moderate to good riding conditions. Some bare spots. Use CAUTION – logging on main road! ATV (50” maximum width) use is ONLY allowed when snowmobile trails are open. ATVs must stay within the Park on designated open snowmobile trails.

Pisgah State Park
4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions. Winter ATV (50” maximum width) use permitted on the ATV trails, cannot leave the trail system within the park.

Warner (Mt. Kearsarge/Blackwater)
2” to 10” base. Spring conditions. Grooming as temperatures permit.

Weare
4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions. Note that there is logging on Corridor 6 off of Dudley Brook Road. Trail has been plowed to allow log truck access, but trail is NOT closed. Use caution riding on plowed portion of trail – watch for logging trucks.

Railroad Corridors:

Riding on ACTIVE railroad tracks is illegal and extremely dangerous. Riders should not operate along, within, or across active railroads. Railroads that become snowmobile trails are signed open for winter use and are listed on this website.

Concord to Lincoln (Exit 18/Canterbury to Exit 32/Lincoln): 4” to 6” base. Moderate riding conditions. Some rail exposure – use CAUTION. Riding south of Exit 18 is prohibited at all times – active rail bed! Winter ATV (50” maximum width) use allowed ONLY from Exit 18 in Canterbury to Exit 32 in Lincoln.
Bartlett/Bear Notch: 12” base. Excellent riding conditions. Please watch for mushers and cross-country skiers! Stay on trails!
Whitefield to Groveton/Corridor 5A: Not open for snowmobile use this season.

Upcoming Events:
  • 2017 Vintage Snowmobile Race Series, Groveton, February 18th, February 25th, and March 4th.
  • March 3rd and 4th the 25th Annual NH SnoDeo will take place. Same great event, just a different location - Swift Diamond Warming Hut, 978 Diamond Pond Road, Stewartstown.
  • April 1, 2017. 5 Events – 1 Mountain – 1 Day. Hill Climb Race, Drag Racing, Vintage Oval Racing, Vintage Sled Show, and 120 cc Mini Race to Top for the kids. Also sled demo rides. More Information
For information on club events in specific areas, visit the clubs’ sites via our Club Information page.

This Weeks Featured Sign

GATE AHEAD
12” X 12” Diamond

Informs riders to slow down as they are approaching a gate across the trail.
Trail Sign Guidelines

Additional Resources and Information

For information on NH’s OHRV & Snowmobile regulations view the NH OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations at:  http://www.eregulations.com/newhampshire/OHRV/

For more information on NH’s snowmobile trail system see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqY2Hly5E2M
 

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