RLSC Trail Conditions Report

February 09, 2016 

 Please see our grooming videos

General Trail Update

Trails are open and range in condition from very nice to thin. We recieved 3 inches of snow last night.The upper elevation and farther away from town the better the conditions.  Given the unusual warm weather we are grooming when temperatures allow. More seasonal temps are forecasted to return later in the week. Be careful in the logging areas.  With the low snow cover watch for hazards.  Additional snow is in the forecast. Hopefully we will get some.  Please be very careful.

As always, before you venture out on a lake and or a pond please make sure that you know it is safe!



Trail conditions will be updated as they change.

ITS 89 Between R-1 (Depot Street) and Rev-It-Up has been closed officially to Snowmobiles and ATVs per the landowner.

Please check the latest trail video for additional information.

***Be Advised that Snowmobiles are NOT allowed to ride on any sidewalks 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.

Open Trails: 127 mi.
Groomed Trails: 127 mi.
Weather: Overcast
Temperature: 20.1 F (-6.6 C)

Trail Status Distance (mi.) Details
7-Gulpers Trail (ITS 89)
Junction R12 to Junction R13
Groomed 2.5
Baker Brook Trail
Closed 6.0 Closed for 2015-16
Bald Mountain Camps Trail
ITS 84 (Bald Mountain Trail) to Bald Mountain Camps and Mooselookmeguntic Lake
Groomed 1.5 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. Groomed as a club trail.
Bemis Trail
Begins at Junction with ITS 84 (Bald Mountain Trail) to Local access to Bemis Road area, Toothacher Is. and Birches Beach area.
Closed 3.2 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
Bosebuck Camp Trail
Junction 10 to Bosebuck Mountain Camps
Groomed 2.0 Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club
Bosebuck Alternate ITS 84A
Bud Russell Trail
Junction R3 to Junction R13
Groomed 5.7 Plowed road between R3 and R4. Watch for vehicles.
Cedar Swamp Trail
Junction R5 to Junction R3
Groomed 6.3
Dallas Hill Trail
Junction R1 to Dallas Hill Road
Groomed 1.2 Trail dead ends at Dallas PLT Town Hall. Trail is groomed from R 1 to Dallas Hill Road for local access. From Dallas Hill Road to Junction R 9, the trail is Officially Closed to ATV and Snowmobile Access by the landowner
East Kennebago Trail (ITS 89)
Junction 13 to Junction TR1 (Eustis Connector)
Groomed 7.2
East Kennebago Mt. Summit Trail
Groomed 2.0 Up and back trail to summit. Views to the east.
Greeleys Pond Trail
Junction R3 to Junction R2
Groomed 6.7
Greenvale Cove Trail
Junction with ITS 84 (South Shore Trail) to Rangeley Lake
Closed 0.5 *** Danger *** Lake has open water as of January 8th. Provides access to/from the east end of Rangeley Lake connecting to ITS 84 and gas at Rev-It-Up
Groomer Barn Loop Trail
R to R
Groomed 3.5 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.
Gull Pond Trail
Junction R1 to Junction R2
Groomed 2.0
Hugh Ogden Overlook Trail
ITS 84, south of Rangeley Lake to Hugh Ogden Overlook
Groomed 1.0 New trail - Junction is located on ITS 84, south of Rangeley Lake. Good views.
Hunter Cove Trail
Junction at Round Pond Trail and Kamankeag Trail to Route 4, Mingo Road to Rangeley Lake at Hunter Cove
Groomed 2.5 ***Danger*** Lake is open water as of January 8th. Provides access to Route 4, to Mingo Road and to Rangeley Lake at Hunter Cove
Kamankeag Trail (Connector Trail 108 & New ITS 89 route)
Junction R6 to Junction R7
Groomed 6.5
Kennebago Express Trail
Closed 6.0 Closed for logging 2015-2016
The Landing Trail
Junction R12 to Eustis Connector (Junction TR-2)
Groomed 6.3 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.
Langtown Trail
Junction R11 to Junction R12
Groomed 7.1
M&H Pit Trail (new ITS 89)
Junction R3 to Junction R12
Groomed 5.0
NH Connector Trail (ITS 84)
Junction R10 to NH Border ( NH 20 & NH 145)
Groomed 2.0 You need a NH registration to cross into NH. Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club
Niboban Trail
Junction with ITS 84 (South Shore Trail) to Rangeley Lake & Niboban Camps
Groomed 1.8 ***Danger*** Lake is still open water as of January 8th. Provides the shortest connection between ITS 84 and Connector Trail 117 and Rangeley. Requires a long lake crossing. Not recommended after dark or during snow storms.
Notch and Flat Iron Trails (Corridor 108)
Junction R6 to Junction R4
Groomed 7.7
Onion Valley Trail (ITS-84/89)
Junction R9 to Madrid (Connector Junction TR4)
Groomed 13.4
Oquossoc Rail Bed Trail (ITS 84 & New ITS 89)
Oquossoc Village to Junction R7
Groomed 5.7 Look for a reroute just after you cross Route 16. Use Caution: Where the reroute rejoins the main trail, the trails is shared use for 400 yards with logging trucks.
Parmachenee Lake Loop Trail
Closed Closed for logging. May reopen later this season.
Quill Hill Trail
Junction R2 to Junction R11
Groomed 6.3
Quill Hill Overlook Trail
Groomed 1.0
Rev-It-Up Trail (ITS 84 & New ITS 89)
Junction R9 to Route 4 crossing
Groomed 1.5
Round Pond Trail (Connector 108 & New ITS 89)
Junction R5 to Junction R6
Groomed 1.7
Russell Cove/ Moose Alley Trail
Rangeley Lake to Junction R5
Groomed 5.2 ***Danger*** Lake is still open water as of January 8th
Samoset Trail
Junction with ITS 84 (South Shore Trail) to Rangeley Lake
Closed 1.4 Logging on trail. 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.
South Shore Trail (ITS 84 & New ITS 89)
Junction R8 to Greenville Cove & Rev-It-Up
Groomed 9.5 Be aware, there are significant changes to the routing of ITS 84& 89 and the junctions for Niboban and Samoset trails have changed.
Sunday Pond Trail
Junction 41 to Aziscohos Lake and Bosebuck Camps
Closed 1.0 ***Danger*** Lake ice is not safe. Requires a marked lake crossing of one-half mile.
Town Cove Trail
Junction R1 to Rangeley Lake
Groomed 2.2 ***Danger*** Lake is still open water as of January 8th

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.

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Please join a snowmobile club (especially the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club).
We spend $1200 PER NIGHT to groom. We have a 100-day season!!

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