Snowmobile Trail Reports

January 22, 2021

Great North Woods Region

Riding is getting better – still some early season conditions.  Stay OFF plowed roads unless posted open!

Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: Open, 9” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.  Trail Closure: 138 between T5 & T140 to T144/South Bay due to logging.
Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: Trails are 95% open, 4-14” new snow.  The club has all new groomer operators this year so please have patience while they are getting used to their routes and making sure all trails are ready.  Higher elevation trails have been groomed and have moderate to good conditions.  Lower elevation trails have marginal conditions.
Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman State Park/Diamond Pond):  Trails are open, 8-12” new snow, groomed with moderate to good conditions.
Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: Trails are open, 8-12” new snow, groomed with higher elevation trails in good condition and in-town trails marginal.
Stratford Nighthawks, Stratford/Columbia: Trails are open, 4-8” base, 4-14” new snow, groomed and have moderate to good conditions.  CAUTION – still need more snow so be aware of exposed rocks in lower snow depth areas.  Note that Cree Notch Trail is CLOSED for a few days due to a groomer break down in middle of trail between North and South Jordan Hills.  Snowmobiles cannot get past the groomer and closure is signed.
Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: Trails are open, 4-14” new snow, groomed, marginal in-town conditions to good conditions in higher elevations.  Corridor 5A (rail bed) heading south from Groveton is CLOSED due to lack of snow.  Use Caution in the Corridor 5 Cranberry Bog area due to open water bars.  Nash Stream Road will NOT be closed this season as originally planned.
Milan All Weather Riders, Milan:  Trails are open, 8-10” new snow, groomed with moderate conditions.
Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  Trails are open, 8” new snow, some grooming done in town, club is packing remaining trails.  Corridor 5A north is CLOSED (lack of snow).
White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success: Trails are open, 8-12” new snow, groomed with moderate to good conditions.
Jericho Mountain State Park:   Trails are open and groomed.
Dalton Ridge Runners: Trails are open, 4-6” new snow, groomed with marginal to moderate conditions.

White Mountain Region

Limited riding – early season conditions, watch for open water bars, rocks, ice.

Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson: Trails are open, 8-10” new snow, groomed with moderate to good conditions.  Corridor 5A is CLOSED (lack of snow).
Jefferson Hi-Landers, Jefferson Highland: Trails are open and some grooming has been done.  The rail bed and road trails are in good condition.  The woods trails are marginal.  More snow is needed.  Use CAUTION – many rocks, open water bars!
Presidential Range Riders, Gorham: Trails are open, 10-12” new snow, groomed, marginal to good conditions.  Corridor 19 south of the Town & Country is CLOSED.
Whitefield Sno-Kings, Whitefield: 6-8” new snow, no grooming as of yet, marginal conditions.  Corridor 5 power line area and Mountain View Trail have open water.
Littleton Off Road Riders, Littleton: Trails are open except for PT104E over Mt. Eustis.  2-4” new snow, groomed w/marginal to moderate conditions.  Ammonoosuc Rail Trail south has good 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: Open, grooming as conditions allow, 6” new snow, marginal to moderate conditions.  Trails that are CLOSED: PT102 (rails showing), Corridor 11 south of Twin (lack of snow), Mount Mitten (trees down).
Lisbon Stump Jumpers, Lisbon: CLOSED

Franconia Notch State Park: Trail is open, 4-6” new snow, groomed with marginal to moderate conditions.  The northern section of the trail is thin.
Central NH SC, Campton/Ellsworth/Thornton: CLOSED
Bear Notch, Bartlett: 1” new snow, groomed except for railroad tracks (not rideable), conditions marginal to moderate.  Watch for other trail user groups.
Mountain Meadow Riders, Conway: CLOSED
Snoward Bound Snowmobile Club, Center Conway: CLOSED

Lakes Region

Very limited 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: 90% of trails open, 4-6” base, no new snow, not groomed, marginal conditions.
Meredith SnoStreakers, Meredith: CLOSED
Bridgewater Mtn Snowmobile Club, Bridgewater/New Hampton: 90% of trails are open, no grooming at this time, 4-6” new snow, marginal conditions, thin in lower elevations
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

Very limited riding at this time.
Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club, Lyme: Trails are open, 4-6” base, no new snow, no grooming at this time, marginal conditions
Twin State Trail Busters, Lebanon: CLOSED
  1. Mount Cardigan Snowmobile Club, Canaan: Grooming as conditions allow, 3-4” new snow, marginal to moderate conditions in the higher elevations.  Trail system is open from the Northern Rail Trail.
Mascoma Valley Snow Travelers, Springfield: Trails are open, no new snow, grooming as conditions allow, marginal to moderate conditions.
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. Parking lot is CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
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) – 50% open, 3-4” new snow, marginal conditions, groomed from Andover north.  South of Andover little to no snow cover and ice, riding not recommended.
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.

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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