Snowmobile Trail Conditions

March 18, 2016 Update

This report is being updated from questions received from callers regarding trail status in northern NH and the forecasted potential Noreaster on Monday.

There is still some spring condition riding in Pittsburg and some higher elevation terrain of Coos County. Riders should check club websites for trail information. Several clubs intent to leave trails open for un-groomed riding as long as landowners and snow conditions allow.
Forecasters are speculating on a possible Noreaster storm for Sunday/Monday. The majority of the trails in the state have closed for the winter and gates has been closed. In event additional snows do arrive in NH the closed gates will remain closed and trails will not be re-opening. The ground is no longer frozen and clubs have been removing signage and closing down trails from the winter.

Some limited riding opportunities would be available on the State-owned recreational rail trails (portions with rails and ties removed). These trails are open for general snowmobile use. Gates will remain closed and riders can use the bypass lanes as they normally do in early winter. Groomers will not be heading back out onto trails. The 'active' rail lines that become trails in the winter (Canterbury to Lincoln, Bennington) are closed and will remain closed. The bridge protecting belting/decking has been removed for the season.

The last major event of the winter, the Hill Climb at Pats Peak Ski Area, is still scheduled to continue on April 2nd. All 4 manufacturers will be there with demo sleds for riders. Check the Weare Winter Wanders club website for additional information.

Additional Resources and Information

For information on NH’s OHRV & Snowmobile regulations view the NH OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations at:

For more information on NH’s snowmobile trail system see:

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