Maine Snowmobile Trail Reports Winter 2018/2019
The Jackman area offers an extensive, well-groomed and maintained trail system that you can access from most local businesses in the area. For general information about snowmobiling in the Jackman Moose River Region, including who to contact to register, crossing the border, or general safety facts, please visit our Maine snowmobiling page. If you cannot find the trail information you are looking for, please contact the Border Riders Sportsman's Club.
For Snowmobile Trail Descriptions, see below. We offer general trail descriptions. We would love to hear what you think of each trail after you ride. Leave us a comment or upload specific GPS coordinates to points of interest. Did you find an incredible Geocache while out on the trail?Or see any wildlife? Or maybe a great sunset.
If you are looking for a shorter day run, there are many loops and club trails off of the ITS trails that you can venture on. You can pack a lunch before you take off for the day, take a break at a great scenic spot to enjoy the scenery, then head on back to town. Don't forget a camera as you are sure to see some incredible sites along the way.
Please Note: Some trails may vary from year to year due to timber harvesting so please follow the signs on the trails and show respect to the landowners who have been generous with us. Use your map and follow signage. Know where the emergency zones are and be sure to have enough gas to get to the next station! Having a compass with you is also not a bad idea.
Jackman Moose River Snowmobile Trail ConditionsMarch 19 2019
The trails are still perfect for riding. We have had some sunny dys but temperatures are still well below 30, like 5-20)
The trails are being groomed and some of the best riding right now!. Still have tons of snow out there. As long as the nights are cold, our groomers will keep doing their thing until April 15th.
Come on up!
NOTE: For SAFETY REASONS, the Bald Mountain Road in Bald Mountain Township north of Jackman is closed to visitors on Monday thru Friday for the rest of the winter.
Please stop before crossing main roads or any intersections.
Reminder: stay off wood plantations and plowed roads. Please do not ride on plowed roads (used for logging operations) unless the ITS is sharing a part of this road. It is their right to be on them and they may not be able to stop if you are on their road.
To see more information or trail details, you can visit the Border Riders website or their Page on Facebook. Remember to support the clubs who maintain the trails you ride!
Border Riders Club 40 Mile LoopMarch 19, 2018
Very good conditions and a great ride
ITS 89 North to BorderMarch 19 2019
Very good condition
Watch for trail signage around Tapps as some areas changed a bit due to logging.
Armstrong Canada Club TrailsVisit this site for details on Canada trails http://www.fcmq.qc.ca/english/etat_sentiers.asp
ITS 88 East to Rockwood & beyondMarch 19 2019
Very good conditions.
Clubs east of us also reporting really good trails.
Pittston Farm is continuing to groom with good reports on the trails.
No recent reports from Blue ridge riders but so far trails are good to the east of us.
ITS 89 South to the Forks & beyondMarch 19,2019
Trails to the south of Jackman are good to excellent through the long pond club trails to Parlin.
The club recommends to use the alternate Long Pond Club trails to get in and out of Jackman and Long Pond as it takes a lot of pressure off the main trail.
Summit riders said they will continue to groom until the end of March.
Off - Trail RidingAlways an option
NOTE:When riding off trail be sure you are not in a plantation. This is where the landowner has replanted trees. Riding in that area will destroy the new trees. Thank you.
In-Town TrailsMarch 2019
In good condition
If it gets bumpy from over use, the lake trail is open
About the Snowmobile Trails
Border Riders North Club TrailThe Border Riders North trail, rides along the west side of US Rt. 201. You can access this trail from the clubhouse or from ITS 89 (which rides along the east side of US Rt. 201). It is a windy trail with great scenery of Burnt Jacket Mountain and the Slide Down valley area. This is a part of a nice loop, about 40 miles round trip, with some winding curves but an easy cruising ride.
Note: there is another trail that leads to the clubhouse from the North West end of Big Wood Lake. Many riders like this access when the in town trails get a little rough. At times, this trail may be closed due to harvesting or unsafe ice so please, follow the signs or ask before heading across the ice.
Long Pond TrailYou can access this trail south of town off ITS 89. When Long Pond is safe, the trail across the pond will be marked and will take you up to ITS 88. From the Long Pond trail you can go south via ITS 89A to go toward Parlin. This is a wide trail offering awesome scenic views to the east.
ITS 89 North to Border
ITS 89 North from the town of Jackman will take you to the Quebec border. This route rides along the East side of US Rt. 201. It is a moderate ride with some hilly spots, but it is a nice winding trail with great views and incredible scenery. This trail follows along Heald Stream.
From the border, you can return to town via the Border Riders Club Trail, or stay on ITS 89 south to connect to ITS 88. See the trail description below for ITS 88.
ITS 88 East to Rockwood & BeyondFrom the town of Jackman, go North on ITS 89 or south to the Long Pond trails to connect to ITS 88. ITS 88 will lead you over to Rockwood (about 42 miles) and beyond. There are a few club trails that branch off of it for shorter, longer, or different excursions. The choice is yours as to where you want to go. For a great day trip, you can stop for lunch in Rockwood or ride up to Pittston Farm, fill up with gas, chat with other riders, and then head back to Jackman.
Some of the trails that branch off of ITS 88 are: Route 66 which can take you over to Rockwood; the Pittston Farm Trail, which can then lead you up to Pittston Farm, Seboomook Lake area and over to the Moosehead Trail; the Moosehead Trail, which loops around Moosehead Lake and down to Kokadjo; or you can shoot off to the Ragged Lake Trail.
ITS 89 South to the Forks & BeyondGoing south from town, follow ITS 89 to the Forks (about 45 miles) and beyond. If you want to go eastward, the Long Pond Trail, which is just south of town, will lead you over to ITS 88 (see directions above). Follow ITS 88 South to connect onto ITS 87. This will take you around Parlin Pond and over Cold Stream Mountain and then down to the Forks.
If you are stay on ITS 89 South, various club trails and connectors will take you over Colburn Mountain, around Enchanted Pond, by the Grand falls.and over to ITS 87 South and then on to Eustis.