Snowmobile Trail Conditions

February 20, 2020

Great to see all of the snow accumulations across the state!  Riding is plentiful so get out there and enjoy it.

Massachusetts school vacation week is this week so there are many families out riding.  Please be careful, ride within your limits, and stay to the right!

Here’s a photo submitted by John Woronecki of his crew that rode from Springfield to Warren.  Thanks for sharing John!



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

Please remember to staff OFF plowed roads that are not signed as OPEN and that the speed limit on shared plowed roads is 20MPH.

Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: Open, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: Open, 6” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing.  Good in-town conditions and good to great conditions in higher elevations.  Watch for logging on Corridor 21A and Corridor 21.

Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  Open, 3-4” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Open, 4-10” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: Open, 8-10” new snow in lower elevations, 12+” new snow in higher elevations since last report, grooming ongoing, great conditions.  NOTE: Corridor 7 on Meridan Hill has two sections involving about five miles where road/trail is plowed for possible logging operations.  Logging on Cree Notch behind Blue Mountain Store, trail still open - use CAUTION.

Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: Open, 6” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, great conditions.  Corridor 5A railroad tracks still have some exposure – use CAUTION!

Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  Open, 4” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  Open, 3” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.  Corridor 5A railroad tracks still have some exposure – use CAUTION!

White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: Open, 4” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Jericho Mountain State Park: Open, 4” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.  

Dalton Ridge Runners: Open, 3-4” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.  Corridor 5A railroad tracks still have some exposure – use CAUTION!
 

White Mountain Region

Please remember to staff OFF plowed roads that are not signed as OPEN and that the speed limit on shared plowed roads is 20MPH.

Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson: Open, 2-3” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.  Corridor 5A rails still have some exposure – use CAUTION!

Presidential Range Riders, Gorham: Open, 4-6” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.  

Whitefield Sno-Kings, Whitefield: Open, 1” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.  Corridor 5A & PT 105 rails still have some exposure – use CAUTION!

Littleton Off Road Riders, Littleton: No report from club at this time.

Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club: Open, 2-3” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.  PT102 still has some exposed railroad tracks – use CAUTION!  

Lisbon Stump Jumpers, Lisbon: No report from club at this time.

Franconia Notch State Park: Open, 4” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.  NOTE: Corridor 11 north of Cannon has moderate conditions.

Central NH SC, Campton/Ellsworth/Thornton: Open, 8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, moderate to good conditions.  Corridor 11 railroad tracks still have some exposure and PT 152 has open water – use CAUTION!

Mountain Meadow Riders, Conway: Open, 7-8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Snoward Bound Snowmobile Club, Center Conway: Open, 7-8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.
 

Lakes Region

Riders should expect early season conditions and watch for open water bars, exposed objects, and ice on many trails – use CAUTION!  Lakes and ponds are not safe!

Sandwich Sidehillers, Sandwich: No report from club at this time.

Moultonboro Snowmobile Club, Moultonborough: Open, 7” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough: Open, 6-12” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Squam Trailbusters, Holderness/Ashland/Sandwich Notch: Open, 6-7” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.  Follow speed limits when riding in Plymouth.

Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, Ossipee: 75% of trails open, 8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Hardy Country Snowmobile Club, Hebron: Open, 8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Meredith SnoStreakers, Meredith: Open, 12” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, great conditions.  Corridor 8 rail bed is great from Meredith north.

Bridgewater Mtn Snowmobile Club, Bridgewater/New Hampton: Open, 7-8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Belknap Snowmobilers, Gilford/Laconia: Open, grooming ongoing, good conditions.

Mohawk Trail Riders, Sanbornton: Open, 5-8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, moderate to good conditions.  Some open water bars and thin areas – use CAUTION!

Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, Wakefield:  Open, 4-7” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.  Some water bars.  NOTE: Corridor 22 is CLOSED.  Use 19 to get south from Ossipee.

Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, Wolfeboro:  Open, 6-8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club, Alexandria/Warren:  No report from club at this time.

Lakes Region Snowmobile Club, Franklin: Open, 6” new snow, grooming ongoing, good conditions.  The railroad tracks are marginal conditions.
 

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee

Most areas are lacking snow.

Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club, Lyme: Open, 8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good to great conditions.

Twin State Trail Busters, Lebanon: No report from club at this time.

Mount Cardigan Snowmobile Club, Canaan: Open, 8” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.

Blow-Me-Down Snowriders, Cornish/Plainfield: No report from club at this time.

Andover Snowmobile Club, Andover:  Open, 5” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.

Pillsbury State Park, Washington: Open, 8+” new snow since last report, grooming as needed, moderate to good conditions.  NOTE: All club trails that connect to the Park are groomed and have good conditions.

Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club, Sunapee: Open, 6” new snow since last report, grooming ongoing, good conditions.
 

Monadnock Region

Riders should expect early season conditions and watch for open water bars, exposed objects, and ice on many trails – use CAUTION!

Hop/Ev Riding Area, Hopkinton: Open, 5” new snow since last report, will be groomed today, moderate conditions.

Greenfield State Park, Greenfield: No report at this time.

Pisgah State Park, Winchester:  Open, not groomed, base varies, moderate conditions.
 

Merrimack Valley Region

Riders should expect early season conditions and watch for open water bars, exposed objects, and ice on many trails – use CAUTION!

NH Trail Dawgs, Allenstown: Corridor 15 from Bear Brook to PT 360 and the Don Holms Bridge in Epsom has been groomed.  There are some water bars – use CAUTION!   Corridor 15 from the junction of PT360 and 129 to Loudon has not been groomed.

Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown: Trails are maintained by the NH Snow Slickers who have not reported any grooming at this time.  

Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham: Trails are maintained by the NH Snow Slickers who have not reported any grooming at this time.  Corridor 17 from the Rockingham Rec Trail to the Park is CLOSED due to construction, seek alternate route.

Weare Winter Wanderers, Weare:  Open, grooming ongoing, moderate conditions.  Watch for thin areas and open water bars. 
 

Railroad Lines

Concord to Lincoln (Canterbury/Lincoln): 6” new snow since last report, moderate conditions, exposed rails and switches south of Meredith – use CAUTION!  50” OHRV width restriction.  NO RIDING south of Exit 18!


Recreational Rail Trails

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

Ammonoosuc Recreational Trail – grooming ongoing, moderate to good conditions.

Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail (Keene to Hinsdale) – 2-3” base, not groomed, moderate conditions.

Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail (Fitzwilliam to Walpole) – thin base, not groomed, marginal conditions.

Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trail (Hinsdale) – Not groomed, marginal conditions.

Hillsborough Rec Trail – 6” new snow since last report, groomed, moderate conditions.

Northern Rail Trail (Boscawen/Lebanon) – 6+” base, grooming nightly, great conditions.

Presidential Line (Jefferson to Gorham) – grooming on-going, good conditions.

Rockingham Recreational Trail, Fremont Branch (Windham to Epping) – gates open, no report at this time.

Rockingham Recreational Trail, Portsmouth Branch (Manchester to Newfields) – gates open, no report at this time.  Corridor 17 from the Rockingham Rec Trail to Pawtuckaway State Park is CLOSED due to construction, seek alternate route.

Sugar River Recreational Trail (Newport to Claremont) – 6” base, will be groomed tonight, good conditions.

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

Regular snowmobile trail condition updates will be posted here on Thursdays of each week.  You can also get information on our Facebook Page, or by contacting the clubs directly.

Some good events this weekend!

For Future Snowmobile Events See The Events Page.
 

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