RLSC Trail Conditions Report 2014-2015 Season

December 15, 2014

 

Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 Season

 

Thanks to everyone for your support.

 

 Our Iconic Trail System is Open

                        

                            New this Year: Please see our grooming videos on our Facebook Page and website                            

 

Please be careful Groomers on Trail Day and Night

 

General Trail Update

Trails are open with early season conditions.

The lake is wide open be careful.

Detail trail report will be updated over the next few days.

Overall it is very nice out there. We have reports of people riding over 100 miles

**********Be Advised that Snowmobiles are NOT allowed to ride on any sidwalks in Rangeley**********

Not only is it unsafe, it is Illegal and you will be fined. We have already had a few that almost lost our

in town route from riding on the sidewalks.

 

 

Lake riding is never safe! If you are not experienced and comfortable with riding on lakes. Don’t do it! We have plenty of groomed trails to get between points. It

may take a few extra minutes but it is infinitely better than taking a risk on the lakes. The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club has no trails on any lakes, ponds, rivers or streams.

 

 

Support Snowmobiling

Please join a snowmobile club (especially the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club) and put some money in one of our many donation boxes at local merchants. We spend $1200 PER NIGHT to groom.  We have a 100-day season!!

 

Trail Segment

Trail Length (miles)

Current Conditions

Comments

Eastern Trails

     

Town Cove Trail

Junction R1 to Rangeley Lake

2.2

 

Open

 Closed at SaddleBack Motor Inn due to Lake Conditions

Dallas Hill Trail (ITS 89)

Junction R1 to Junction R9

4.2

Open

 

Rev-It-Up Trail (ITS 84)

Junction R9 to Route 4 crossing

1.5

Open

 

Onion Valley Trail (ITS-84/89)

JCT R9 to Madrid (Connector Junction TR4)

13.4

Open

 

Gull Pond Trail (ITS 89)

Gull Pond Trail (ITS 89)

Junction  R1 to Junction R2

2.0

Open

We have invested in major widening and drainage on this trail

Quill Hill Trail

Junction R2 to Junction R 11

6.3

Open

Trail has great views.

Quill Hill Overlook Trail

1.0

Open

 

Langtown Trail

Junction R 11 to Junction R 12

7.1

Open

 

The Landing Trail

Junction R 12 to Eustis Connector (junction TR-2)

6.3

Open

The trails have changed somewhat on the Eustis/Stratton side. The trail to the right goes toward Stratton. The trail fork to the left goes to Tim Pond and ITS 89

7-Gulpers Trail (ITS 89)

Junction R 12 to Junction R 13

2.5

Open

 

Central Trails

 

 

 

Russell Cove/ Moose AlleyTrail

Rangeley Lake to Junction R 5

5.2

Open

Closed from Moose Alley to Russell Cove Due to Lake Conditions

Groomer Barn Loop Trail

3.5

Open

This trail provides access to RLSC Groomer Barn parking. It is the shortest route from Rangeley to E. Kennebago Mt. and to ITS 89 with connections to Eustis.

Cedar Swamp Trail

R 5 to R 3

6.3

Open

 

Greeley Ponds Trail

Junction R3 to Junction R2

6.7

Open

 

M&H Pit Trail – This trail connects Junction R3 with Junction R12

5.0

Open

 

Bud Russell Trail

Junction R 3 to Junction R 13

5.7

Open

Watch for Trucks

Baker Brook Trail

6.0

Open

 

East Kennebago Trail  (ITS 89)

JCT 13 to Eustis Connector (Junction TR 1)

7.2

Open

Be aware that the trails after our connection with the Eustis/Stratton Club have changed.  ITS 89 into Eustis is much different than it was last year

Kennebago Express

6.0

Open

 

East Kennebago Mt. Summit Trail

2.0

Open

 

Round Pond Trail

Junction R5 to Junction R6

1.7

Open

 

Notch and Flat Iron Trails (Corridor 108)

Junction R 6 to Junction R 4

 

Open

 

Kamankeag Trail  (Connector Trail 108)

Junction at Hunter Cove Trail to Junction R 7

6.5

Open

 

Hunter Cove Trail

Junction at Round Pond Trail and Kamankeag Trail to Route 4, Mingo Road and Rangeley Lake

4.1

Closed

Not open yet due to Lake Conditions

Central Trails

 

 

 

Oquossoc Rail Bed Trail  (ITS 84)

Oquossoc Village to Junction R 7

5.0

Open

Trail is rerouted this year. Look for new trail about one mile past Junction R7

Bosebuck Trail  (ITS-84)

Junction R7 to Camp 14

15.3

Open

There will be a re-route of ITS 84 about one mile past Junction R7. The reroute follows the Kennebago River for about one mile and then rejoin the usual trail.

 

ITS 84 will not be routed on the Tim Pond and Wiggle Brook roads this year due to logging.

 

We will use the old trail that crosses Tim Pond Road, passes the west shoulder of West Kennebago Mountain and heads up to Camp 14.  This route is about 9 miles shorter to Bosebuck and NH than our trail last year

Bosebuck Trail (ITS 84) from Camp 14 to Junction R10

10.0

Open

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club from Boise Irons Gate (near Camp 14) to NH

NH Connector Trail  (ITS-84)

JCT R10 to NH border (NH Trails 20 and NH 145)

2.0

Open

You need a  NH registration to cross into NH. Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Parmachenee Lake Loop Trail

 

Open

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Bosebuck Camp Trail

JCT 10 to Bosebuck Camps

2.0

Open

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Sunday Pond Trail

Junction 10A to Aziscohos Lake

1.0

Open

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Bald Mountain Trail  (ITS 84)

Oquossoc Village to Junction R 8 (Corridor 117 )

8.5

Open

 

South Shore Trail  (ITS 84)

Junction R 8 to Greenville Cove & Rev-It-Up

9.5

Open

Logging again this year. Trail routing may change frequently

Bald Mountain Camps Trail

Begins at Junction with ITS 84 (Bald Mountain Trail) to Bald Mountain Camps and Mooselookmeguntic Lake

1.5

Open

 

 

 

This trail allows for the quickest access from Mooselookmeguntic Lake to food and lodging at Bald Mountain Camps and to gas, food and snowmobile services in Oquossoc.

 

Bemis Trail

Begins at Junction with ITS 84 (Bald Mountain Trail) Local access to Bemis Road area, Toothacher Is. and Birches Beach area.

3.2

Open

 

This trail is groomed as a Club trail from its junction with ITS 84, It allows access to Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Moosehaven, Bemis, Birches Beach and Toothacher Is

Niboban Trail

Junction with ITS 84 (South Shore Trail) Provides access to Rangeley Lake & Niboban Camps

1.8

Open

You can use this trail to access Rangeley Lake and Rangeley

Samoset Trail

Junction with ITS 84 (South Shore Trail). Provides access to Rangeley Lake and Samoset Camps

1.4

Open

This trail provides access to Samoset Camps and other homes on the east end of Rangeley Lake. It also is a short cut to gas and services at Rev-It-Up. Requires a ½ mile crossing of Rangeley Lake. New Loop Trail.

Greenvale Cove Trail

Junction with ITS 84 (South Shore Trail). Provides access to Rangeley Lake

0.5

Open

Provides access to/from the east end of Rangeley Lake connecting to ITS 84 and gas at Rev-It-Up


 

No lake is ever “Safe”!

 

Please do not attempt to walk, ski or ride snowmobiles on the lakes unless you are absolutely sure that the ice conditions will support you and your equipment. Rangeley has plenty of trails on land for snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and walking. If you must ride on the lakes, use caution.

 

We have discontinued the Snowphone. It was costly and the number of people using it declined sharply. (If you would like to sponsor the Snowphone, call us. It costs about $500 per year for the line costs. Your sponsorship would be acknowledged on the recorded message)