RLSC Trail Conditions Report 2013-2014 Season

April 8, 2014

Final report

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Grooming has ended.

See You next year!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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Trail Segment

Trail Length (miles)

Current Conditions

Comments

Eastern Trails

     

Town Cove Trail

Junction R1 to Rangeley Lake

2.2

 

N/A

 

Dallas Hill Trail (ITS 89)

Junction R1 to Junction R9

4.2

N/A

 

Rev-It-Up Trail (ITS 84)

Junction R9 to Route 4 crossing

1.5

N/A

 

Onion Valley Trail (ITS-84/89)

JCT R9 to Madrid (Connector Junction TR4)

13.4

N/A

 

Gull Pond Trail (ITS 89)

Gull Pond Trail (ITS 89)

Junction  R1 to Junction R2

2.0

N/A

We have invested in major widening and drainage on this trail

Quill Hill Trail

Junction R2 to Junction R 11

6.3

N/A

Trail has great views.

Quill Hill Overlook Trail

1.0

N/A

 

Langtown Trail

Junction R 11 to Junction R 12

7.1

N/A

 

The Landing Trail

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

6.3

N/A

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

N/A

 

Central Trails

 

N/A

 

Russell Cove/ Moose AlleyTrail

Rangeley Lake to Junction R 5

5.2

N/A

 

Groomer Barn Loop Trail

3.5

N/A

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

N/A

 

Greeley Ponds Trail

Junction R3 to Junction R2

6.7

N/A

 

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

5.0

N/A

 

Bud Russell Trail

Junction R 3 to Junction R 13

5.7

N/A

Watch for Trucks

Baker Brook Trail

6.0

N/A

 

East Kennebago Trail  (ITS 89)

JCT 13 to Eustis Connector (Junction TR 1)

7.2

N/A

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

N/A

 

East Kennebago Mt. Summit Trail

2.0

N/A

 

Round Pond Trail

Junction R5 to Junction R6

1.7

N/A

 

Notch and Flat Iron Trails (Corridor 108)

Junction R 6 to Junction R 4

 

N/A

 

Kamankeag Trail  (Connector Trail 108)

Junction at Hunter Cove Trail to Junction R 7

6.5

N/A

 

Hunter Cove Trail

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

4.1

N/A

 

Central Trails

 

N/A

 

Oquossoc Rail Bed Trail  (ITS 84)

Oquossoc Village to Junction R 7

5.0

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

Parmachenee Lake Loop Trail

 

N/A

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Bosebuck Camp Trail

JCT 10 to Bosebuck Camps

2.0

N/A

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Sunday Pond Trail

Junction 10A to Aziscohos Lake

1.0

N/A

Groomed by Bosebuck Mt. Riders Snowmobile Club

Bald Mountain Trail  (ITS 84)

Oquossoc Village to Junction R 8 (Corridor 117 )

8.5

N/A

 

South Shore Trail  (ITS 84)

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

9.5

N/A

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

N/A

 

 

 

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

N/A

 

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

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)