Snowmobile Trail Reports

Last Updated January 23, 2020

Last Saturday night’s storm added much needed wet snow to most trail systems and the cold temps that followed helped to set them up.  Looks like we are going to get another storm this weekend too.

This past Sunday/Monday I had the opportunity to ride in the Stratford/Nash Stream area.  It was good to be out on the trail again and the conditions were good.  The Chief is out in the Gorham area today checking on the trails.  They look pretty good!

Please remember to follow speed limits and ride right!  There is ice beneath the snow and corners especially can be tricky.  Watch for and yield to other users – mushers, skiers, horses, all are on the trails.

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: All trails are open and have been groomed.  Grooming will continue through the weekend.  Good to great conditions north of Back Lake, good conditions south of Back Lake.

Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: All trails are open, 6” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow, marginal in town conditions to good conditions in higher elevations.  PT126 has not been groomed.  Watch for logging on Corridor 21A and Corridor 21.

Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  All trails are open, 6-8” new snow since last report.  Groomed with good to great conditions.

Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: 95% trails are open, 10-14” new snow since last report.  Groomed with moderate to great conditions.  There are some thin spots in Errol.

Stratford Nighthawk, Stratford/Columbia: All trails are open, 8-10” new snow since last report.  Grooming both day and night as temps allow, good conditions.  Watch for an open water bar on Corridor 7 near Stratford Bog.  High water on Corridor 3 in fields south of town – watch for DETOUR signs.

Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: All trails are open, 8-10” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  Corridor 5 south of the clubhouse has marginal conditions.  Corridor 5A railroad tracks are exposed.  Conditions range from marginal in town to good heading north of the clubhouse.  PT109 has moderate conditions.

Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  All trails are open, 14” new snow since last report.  Groomed, moderate to good conditions.

Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  All trails are open, 8” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  Corridor 5A railroad tracks are exposed.  Watch for open water bars.  Marginal conditions.

White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: All trails are open, 6-8” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  Corridor 19 north of the clubhouse good conditions.  Moderate conditions elsewhere.  Watch for open water bars.

Jericho Mountain State Park: Open, 6-8” new snow.  Grooming as temps allow, moderate conditions.

Dalton Ridge Runners: All trails are open, 4-8” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow, moderate conditions.  Corridor 5A railroad tracks are exposed.  Watch for open water bars.

White Mountain Region

Riders should expect early season conditions and ice on many trails – use CAUTION!

Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson: All trails are open, 12-14” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow, moderate to good conditions.  Corridor 5A rails are not covered with snow.

Presidential Ranger Riders, Gorham: 90% of trails are open, 10-12” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow, moderate to good conditions.  NOTE: Bear Springs Tail and Corridor 19 from T&C south to ME have not been groomed.

Whitefield Sno-Kings, Whitefield: All trails are open, 8-10” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  Marginal to moderate conditions.  Corridor 5A & PT 105 rails are not covered with snow.

Littleton Off Road Riders, Littleton: All trails are open, groomed with fair to moderate conditions.  Rails and switches are still in place on PT105N so use CAUTION.

Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club: All trails are open, 6” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  PT102 railroad tracks are exposed.  In-town trails and south are marginal, good conditions at Base Road.

Franconia Notch State Park:  Trail is open.  4” new snow since last report.  Groomed, marginal (north of Cannon) to moderate conditions.

Central NH SC, Campton/Ellsworth/Thornton: All trails are open, 6” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  Corridor 11 not groomed as railroad tracks are exposed.  Moderate to good conditions.  Open water and 3 logging operations on PT152 – use CAUTION!

Bear Notch, Bartlett: All trails are open, 4-6” new snow since last report.  Grooming as temps allow.  Railroad tracks are not groomed.  Moderate to good conditions.  Riders should watch for other users and yield to them.

Mountain Meadow Riders, Conway: All trails are open, 4-5” new snow since last report.  Club is not grooming at this time; waiting for more snow.  Railroad tracks are exposed – best to stay off.  Early season marginal conditions.

Snoward Bound Snowmobile Club, Center Conway: All trails are open, 4-6” new snow since last report.  Groomed with moderate to good 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 at this time.

Moultonboro Snowmobile Club, Moultonborough: All trails are open, 4-5” new snow since last report.  Club is grooming when temperatures allow.  Marginal to moderate conditions.

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough: All trails are open.  Will be groomed on Friday as groomer is being repaired.  Marginal to moderate conditions.

Squam Trailbusters, Holderness/Ashland/Sandwich Notch: All trails are open, 6-8” snow last weekend, groomed.  Moderate conditions in lower elevations, good conditions in higher elevations.

Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, Ossipee: 75” of trails open, 4-5” new snow since last report.  Club has groomed some in the Wonalancet area.  Corridor 19 railroad tracks are exposed and have not been groomed as not enough snow.

Hardy Country Snowmobile Club, Hebron: All trails are open and have been groomed, moderate conditions.

Bridgewater Mtn Snowmobile Club, Bridgewater/New Hampton: All trails are open, 4” new snow since last report.  Trails have been groomed; railroad tracks have not been groomed.  Marginal to moderate conditions.  Many open water bars – use CAUTION!

Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, Wakefield:  90% of trails are open.  6-8” new snow since last report.  Club is grooming when conditions allow.  Conditions range from marginal to good.  Thin cover on railroad tracks and in wooded areas.  Watch for open water bars!

Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, Wolfeboro:  80% of trails are open, 4-6” new snow since last report.  Club is packing and grooming as temps allow.  Railroad tracks are exposed and not groomed.  Marginal to moderate conditions.  The re-route to Land Pond Road will be opening soon.

Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club, Alexandria/Warren:  Plenty of snow in high elevations and not too shabby getting out there. Still thin toward the clubhouse and in other lower spots.  Watch for ice patches underneath the snow.

Lakes Region Snowmobile Club, Franklin: All trails are open, moderate conditions.  Limited grooming at this time.  Rail Trail, Old Hill Village, and trail to Bristol have been groomed.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee

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

Mount Cardigan Snowmobile Club, Canaan: All trails are open and have been groomed, moderate conditions.

Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club, Lyme: All trails are open, have been groomed, moderate conditions.

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

Andover Snowmobile Club, Andover:  All trails are open.  Club is packing trails when temps permit.  Moderate conditions.  Rail Trail has been groomed.

Pillsbury State Park, Washington: Open, not groomed, moderate conditions.  Thin on the Goshen end.

Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club, Sunapee: All trails/gates are open.  No grooming at this time.  Marginal to moderate 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, not groomed, marginal conditions.

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

Pisgah State Park, Winchester:  Open, not groomed, marginal 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!

Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown: Club has opened gates.  Marginal, early season conditions.

Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham: Club has opened some gates.  Marginal, early season conditions.  Corridor 17 from the Rockingham Rec Trail to the Park is CLOSED due to construction, seek alternate route.

Weare Winter Wanderers, Weare:  Club has been opening gates.  Trails are not groomed.  Club is packing when temperature allows.  Marginal to moderate conditions.

Recreational Rail Trails

All gates are now OPEN.  Please use CAUTION as some rails/switches may be exposed.  Early season conditions.

  • Ammonoosuc Recreational Trail – no report at this time.
  • Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail (Keene to Hinsdale) – not groomed, marginal conditions.
  • Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail (Fitzwilliam to Walpole) – not groomed, marginal conditions.
  • Concord to Lincoln (Canterbury/Lincoln): not groomed, marginal conditions, exposed rails – use CAUTION!  50” OHRV width restriction.  NO RIDING south of Exit 18!
  • Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trail (Hinsdale) – limited grooming, marginal conditions.
  • Hillsborough Rec Trail – not groomed, marginal conditions.
  • Northern Rail Trail (Boscawen/Lebanon) – groomed with good conditions.  Riders should watch for other users and yield to them.
  • Presidential Recreational Trail (Gorham to Jefferson) – no report at this time.
  • Rockingham Recreational Trail, Fremont Branch (Windham to Epping) – gates open, no grooming until more snow, thin cover.
  • Rockingham Recreational Trail, Portsmouth Branch (Manchester to Newfields) – gates open, no grooming until more snow, thin cover.  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) – not groomed, moderate conditions, thin areas on Claremont end.
  • Warren Recreational Trail (Warren) – no report at this time.

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.

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