Snowmobile Trail Conditions

January 13, 2022

Well the cold has been good…hopefully we will get a big storm this coming weekend!! Come on Mother Nature!!

The trails you ride on are groomed by groomer operators that give a lot of their time to the sport. Not only the hours sitting in the groomer, but time to be trained and certified by the Bureau of Trails, and plenty of paperwork. The majority of the operators are Volunteers that do what they do because they love the sport. Most have jobs as well. Without them you know what would happen….moguls for miles!! We are hoping to recognize these individuals throughout the season. This week we give big props to a couple of groomer operators that groom for the Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, Michael Towle (left) and Bill Johansen (right). Between the two of them there is over a half century of experience with equipment, trail maintenance, and grooming expertise. They are both dedicated to the trails year-round and put in well over 20 hours a week of their personal time keeping the heritage of snowmobiling in New Hampshire alive Thanks guys!



Eversource is rebuilding some lines in NH this season that will affect snowmobile trails in the area. They are working with local clubs to try and minimize re-routes/closures. Please see the “Eversource Updates” section below through the season for areas/dates of work. Changes may occur as necessary. Use CAUTION riding in these areas.

The next trail condition report is expected to be out Thursday, January 20th. If you don’t see a club listed below, they have not shared their information with us as of yet.

Included below are some events that benefit the snowmobile community. As we are made aware of more by the clubs we will add. Please support the local clubs by attending their events – they make for great family fun!

Check out our Facebook page for more trail and event updates as we are made aware.

EVERSOURCE UPDATES:

  • Franklin – Week of 1/10/22 – Route 3A & Timberland Drive
  • Franklin – Week of 1/17/22 – Route 3A
  • Hill – Week of 1/10/22 – Route 3A & Old Town Road
  • Hill – Week of 1/17/22 – Old Town Road
  • New Hampton – Week of 1/10/22 – Cross Road, Brook Road & Old Bristol Road
  • New Hampton – Week of 1/17/22 – Old Bristol Road

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

Stay off plowed logging roads!

Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: OPEN. Trails south are marginal to good. Village trails are ungroomed and marginal. Corridor 20 south from junction 146 is CLOSED due to lack of snow. Trails north, east and northwest of Back Lake have good conditions.

Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: Open NOTE: short section of exposed rail on 3A south of Colebrook, logging on 7 near Simms Stream and on 21 near Noyes Road area – use CAUTION! Low snow marginal in-town trails, north and east trails are better.

Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond): Open, 2” new snow, groomed, moderate to good riding conditions on the higher logging road. Use CAUTION – early season conditions!

Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Open, 2” new snow, groomed, marginal to moderate conditions. Use CAUTION – early season conditions!

Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: Open, 2” new snow, groomed, marginal to moderate conditions. Use CAUTION – early season conditions.

Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: Open, no new snow, groomed, marginal conditions. NOTE: PT109 and PT117 and in-town trails are CLOSED. Use CAUTION – early season conditions.

Milan All Weather Riders, Milan: CLOSED

Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster: CLOSED

White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: CLOSED

Jericho State Park – Park is Open, not enough snow for riding, no grooming.

Dalton Ridge Runners: CLOSED

White Mountain Region

Limited riding. Early season conditions – use CAUTION – watch for water bars and exposed items such as rocks.

Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson: CLOSED

Jefferson Hi-Landers, Jefferson/Carroll: Trails and gates are CLOSED

Presidential Range Riders, Gorham: CLOSED

Whitefield Sno-Kings, Whitefield: CLOSED

Littleton Off Road Riders, Littleton: CLOSED

Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club: CLOSED

Lisbon Stump Jumpers, Lisbon: CLOSED

Franconia Notch State Park: CLOSED

Central NH SC, Campton/Ellsworth/Thornton: CLOSED

White Mountain Trail Club, Bartlett: Bear Notch Road-30% of trail system open-Upper Haystack, Stanley Brook, Albany Brook Trails have early season marginal conditions, 3-4” base. Use CAUTION - bare spots, ice.

Mountain Meadow Riders, Conway: CLOSED

Lakes Region

Limited riding.

Sandwich Sidehillers, Sandwich: CLOSED (trails & gates) 4-6” base, 2-3” new snow, not groomed.

Moultonboro Snowmobile Club, Moultonborough: CLOSED

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough: CLOSED

Squam Trailbusters, Holderness/Ashland/Sandwich Notch: 25% of trails are OPEN, 6-8” base, 1” new snow, moderate to good riding conditions. NOTE: Limited riding in Sandwich Notch! Notch Road up to Kia Pond, Lower Hall Pond, and down to the Camp Three Bridge has been groomed and is good. Rest of that system remains CLOSED and gated – do not go around gates!

Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, Ossipee: CLOSED

Hardy Country Snowmobile Club, Hebron: 75% of trails are OPEN, limited grooming, marginal riding conditions. Use CAUTION – early season conditions!

Meredith Sno-Streakers, Meredith: CLOSED

Bridgewater Mtn Snowmobile Club, Bridgewater/New Hampton: 75% of trails are OPEN, limited grooming, marginal riding conditions. Use CAUTION – early season conditions!

Belknap Snowmobilers, Gilford/Laconia: CLOSED

Mohawk Trail Riders, Sanbornton: CLOSED

Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, Wakefield: 100% OPEN, 4-5” new snow, groomed. Northern Trails 6-10” base, frozen and flat, moderate to good conditions. Southern trails 4-8” base, marginal to good conditions. New Cross Lakes Trail is open and groomed.

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

Mascoma Valley Snow Travelers, Springfield: 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

Monadnock Sno-Moles, Rindge: CLOSED NOTE: Trail 403 between Cathedral Rd. and Hubbard Pond Road and the Loop Trail will be CLOSED through the month of January for logging. Trails are marked/signed. Use Trail 403A for a re-route.

Railroad Lines

Concord to Lincoln (Belmont-Lincoln): CLOSED

Red Stone Line (N Conway/Fryeburg ME): CLOSED

Recreational Rail Trails

  • Ammonoosuc Recreational Trail (Littleton to Woodsville) – All gates are OPEN -No reportable riding at this time.
  • Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail (Keene to Hinsdale) – Gates are CLOSED
  • Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail (Fitzwilliam to Walpole) – Gates are CLOSED
  • Conway Branch Recreational Rail Trail (Ossipee to Conway) CLOSED
  • Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trail (Hinsdale) – CLOSED
  • Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail – Gates are OPEN, no grooming at this time.
  • Northern Rail Trail (Boscawen/Lebanon) – Gates are OPEN, not groomed, marginal conditions. Stay on Rail Trail - connecting club trails are still CLOSED!                             
  • Presidential Rail Line (Jefferson to Gorham) – CLOSED
  • Rochester to Farmington Recreational Rail Trail – Gates are open, no grooming at this time, no reportable riding
  • Rockingham Recreational Trail, Fremont Branch (Windham to Epping) - CLOSED
  • Rockingham Recreational Trail, Portsmouth Branch (Manchester to Newfields) – CLOSED
  • Sugar River Recreational Trail (Newport to Claremont) –Gates are open, no grooming at this time.
  • Warren Recreational Trail (Warren) – OPEN

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