Snowmobile Trail Conditions

March 31, 2017

Winter is refusing to let go, bringing another round of snow to NH over the next 24 hours. Despite the forecasted snow, riders should note that all trails in Southern NH, and most trails in Central NH, are closed for the season and will not be reopening. Landowners have asked that gates be closed and remain closed. Please stay off closed trails and do not travel around gates.

The State’s Recreational Rail Trail gates are also closed and will remain so; however, snowmobilers can ride on them with snow cover this weekend by using the gate bypass openings.

A great time can be had this Saturday at Pat’s Peek: Snowmobile Hill Climb, Snowmobile Drag Racing, Vintage Snowmobile Oval Racing, and test rides of new models from Arctic Cat, Ski Doo, and Polaris. Events for youngsters as well. A fun way to end the season and the fresh snow should be a plus! For more information visit.

This is the last Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report for the season. Some riding may continue to be available at higher elevations and in Northern NH. Riders can check club web sites for specific trail information. Again, thank you to all the landowners and clubs that made this season possible!

Northern NH

Riders should use CAUTION as spring conditions in most areas – ice, water bars, exposed objects!

Pittsburg
2 groomers will be out on Friday night and that will be the end of grooming. Trails will remain open, but will not be groomed, until the club posts them closed. Trailering north is advisable.

Diamond Pond/Coleman State Park
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; good riding conditions.

Colebrook
In-town areas and rail bed not groomed. Grooming on-goring as conditions permit; moderate to good riding conditions in higher elevations.

Errol
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; good riding conditions. Use CAUTION – Deer Mountain and 13 Mile Woods Trails have bare spots and rocks showing!

Milan
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; marginal to moderate riding conditions.

Cambridge
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; moderate to good riding conditions.

Berlin
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; moderate riding conditions. Winter ATV use in Jericho State Park has CEASED for mud-season!

East Side of Berlin/Success
Winter ATV use has ceased for mud-season!

Gorham
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; moderate to good riding conditions. Corridor 19 south of the Town & Country is NOT groomed.

Groveton/Nash Stream
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; moderate to good riding conditions. Groveton Village is NOT groomed; marginal conditions.

Stratford
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; good riding conditions.

Jefferson
Grooming on-going as conditions permit; moderate to good riding conditions. Lower elevations have marginal conditions.

Littleton
2” to 6” base. Marginal conditions in lower elevations; moderate conditions in higher elevations. Recommended to AVOID PT105 north of Littleton Auto Body as rails and switches.

Central NH

Riders should expect spring conditions on trails that remain open. Use CAUTION – ice, water bars, exposed objects!

Ashland/Holderness
4” to 6” base. Lower elevation trails are CLOSED. Some spring riding in Sandwich Notch area – need to trailer, not much parking.

Bear Notch/Bartlett
6”+ base. Groomed; good riding conditions. Some exposed rails. Watch for mushers and cross-country skiers! Stay on trails!

Castle in the Clouds
CLOSED

Conway
Grooming has ceased. Minimal snow coverage, especially on rails. Park at Marshall Lot to ride Red’s Trail to Cathedral Ledge.

Pillsbury State Park
CLOSED

Southern NH

Bear Brook State Park
CLOSED for season to both snowmobiles and OHRVs (ATVs).

Greenfield State Park
CLOSED

Hopkinton/Everett
CLOSED

Pawtuckaway State Park
CLOSED for season to both snowmobiles and OHRVs (ATVs).

Pisgah State Park
CLOSED for season to both snowmobiles and OHRVs (ATVs).

Recreational Rail Trails (State-owned):

Closed gates will not re-open this spring - grooming is done for the season.

Ammonoosuc: Gates are closed. OHRV use year round.
Ashuelot: Gates closed.
Cheshire Line: Gates closed.
Farmington: Gates closed.
Fort Hill Line: Gates closed.
Hillsborough: Gates closed.
Northern: Gates closed.
Presidential: Gates open. Trail is CLOSED to OHRV use!
Rockingham: Gates closed.
Sugar River: Gates are closed. OHRV use year round.

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): CLOSED
Bartlett/Bear Notch: 6”+ base. Groomed; good riding conditions. Some exposed rails. Watch for mushers and cross-country skiers! Stay on trails!
Whitefield to Groveton/Corridor 5A: CLOSED

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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