Snowmobile Trail Conditions

COVID-19 Guidance

All snowmobile operators shall agree to the following universal guidance:
  • remain home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other people visiting the park/campground at all times; and
  • wear a cloth face covering over mouth and nose to protect others when in locations where other consumers might be present (e.g. bathroom facilities)
Snowmobile Clubs must adhere to the Governor’s COVID-19 Guidance when operating on State owned or managed lands. Please read fully. They are encouraged to do the same on private land trails. Thank you for your cooperation.

January 14, 2021

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.

The next trail condition report is expected to be out Thursday, January 21st.  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 - 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.

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 Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  CLOSED

White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: CLOSED

Jericho Mountain State Park: CLOSED  

Dalton Ridge Runners: CLOSED

White Mountain Region

Very Limited riding.

Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson: CLOSED
Presidential Range Riders, Gorham: CLOSED 
Whitefield Sno-Kings, Whitefield: CLOSED
Littleton Off Road Riders, Littleton: Trails are open except for PT104E over Mt. Eustis. Groomed w/marginal to moderate conditions.  Ammonoosuc Rail Trail south has moderate conditions.  CAUTION - PT105 north of Redington Street has rails and switches in place and PT105S Lisbon’s Walker Hill Trail section has deep water bars.
Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club: CLOSED
Lisbon Stump Jumpers, Lisbon: CLOSED
Franconia Notch State Park: CLOSED
Central NH SC, Campton/Ellsworth/Thornton: CLOSED

Bear Notch, Bartlett: Only roads are open at this time (50% of trails), no new snow, 1-3” base, not groomed.  Note Meadow Brook Trail gate is closed. 
Mountain Meadow Riders, Conway: CLOSED
Snoward Bound Snowmobile Club, Center Conway: CLOSED

Lakes Region

No riding at this time.

Sandwich Sidehillers, Sandwich: CLOSED
Moultonboro Snowmobile Club, Moultonborough: CLOSED
Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough: CLOSED
Squam Trailbusters, Holderness/Ashland/Sandwich Notch: CLOSED
Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, Ossipee: CLOSED
Hardy Country Snowmobile Club, Hebron: CLOSED
Meredith SnoStreakers, Meredith: CLOSED
Bridgewater Mtn Snowmobile Club, Bridgewater/New Hampton: CLOSED
Belknap Snowmobilers, Gilford/Laconia: CLOSED
Mohawk Trail Riders, Sanbornton: CLOSED
Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, Wakefield:  CLOSED
Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, Wolfeboro:  CLOSED
Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club, Alexandria/Warren:  CLOSED
Lakes Region Snowmobile Club, Franklin: CLOSED

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

No riding at this time.

Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club, Lyme: CLOSED
Twin State Trail Busters, Lebanon: CLOSED
Mount Cardigan Snowmobile Club, Canaan: CLOSED
Blow-Me-Down Snowriders, Cornish/Plainfield: CLOSED
Andover Snowmobile Club, Andover:  CLOSED
Pillsbury State Park, Washington: CLOSED
Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club, Sunapee: CLOSED

Monadnock Region

No riding at this time.

Hop/Ev Riding Area, Hopkinton: CLOSED
Greenfield State Park, Greenfield: CLOSED
Pisgah State Park, Winchester:  CLOSED

Merrimack Valley Region

No riding at this time.
NH Trail Dawgs, Allenstown: CLOSED
Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown: CLOSED
Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham: CLOSED
Weare Winter Wanderers, Weare:  CLOSED

Railroad Lines

Concord to Lincoln (Canterbury/Lincoln): No reportable riding at this time.  NOTE: will be CLOSED entire season from Exit 18 in Canterbury to Silver Lake Road on Belmont/Tilton line – ACTIVE – dangerous to be on and illegal – will be fined – STAY OFF!  50” OHRV width restriction.  NO RIDING south of Silver Lake Road on Belmont/Tilton line!

Recreational Rail Trails

Please note that it takes only a few inches of snow to be able to ride on these trails.

Ammonoosuc Recreational Trail – No reportable riding at this time.

Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail (Keene to Hinsdale) – No reportable riding at this time.

Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail (Fitzwilliam to Walpole) – No reportable riding at this time.

Conway Branch Recreational Rail Trail (Ossipee to Conway) – CLOSED.  Opens January 4th if conditions allow.

Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trail (Hinsdale) – No reportable riding at this time.

Hillsborough Rec Trail – No reportable riding at this time. ATV use permitted.

Northern Rail Trail (Boscawen/Lebanon) – 60% open, not groomed, marginal conditions.  South of Andover little to no snow cover, riding not recommended.  North of Andover 2-3” base, expect some ice and bar spots.

Presidential Rail Line (Jefferson to Gorham) – No reportable riding at this time.

Rockingham Recreational Trail, Fremont Branch (Windham to Epping) – No reportable riding at this time.

Rockingham Recreational Trail, Portsmouth Branch (Manchester to Newfields) – No reportable riding at this time.

Sugar River Recreational Trail (Newport to Claremont) – No reportable riding at this time. ATV use permitted.

Warren Recreational Trail (Warren) – No reportable riding at this time.

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