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Maine Snowmobile Trail Reports Winter 2020/2021


Welcome to the JMRRCOC trail page. Get your snowmobile trail report updates here all winter long for select trails in the Jackman and Moose River Regions. We update our report as we learn more about the trail conditions from the club, riders, and sometimes, when we can, from surrounding clubs.

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.



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Jackman Moose River Snowmobile Trail Conditions

March 13, 2021

We have had warm temperatures this past week and our trails have been effected. The trails up north and in the higher elevations are surprisingly in okay conditions. There are thin spot, especially in low areas and around corners. Please ride carefully!

CAUTION, LONG POND IS CURRENTLY NOT SAFE, PLEASE STAY OFF THE LAKE!

Please respect landowner rules as the use of their land is a privilege not a right.

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!


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Border Riders Club 40 Mile Loop

March 13, 2021

We have had warm temperatures this past week and our trails have been effected. The trails up north and in the higher elevations are surprisingly in okay conditions. There are thin spot, especially in low areas and around corners. Please ride carefully!

Please be advised that the land owners for the Bald Mountain Road has restricted access to all visitors Monday - Friday due to logging. They have informed us that any unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owners expense. Please park at the Border Riders Club . Thank you for respecting our land owners!


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ITS 89 North to Border

March 13, 2021

We have had warm temperatures this past week and our trails have been effected. The trails up north and in the higher elevations are surprisingly in okay conditions. There are thin spot, especially in low areas and around corners. Please ride carefully!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!
NO SNOWMOBILES ARE ALLOWED ON THE ROADS NORTH OF ARNOLD FARM SUGARHOUSE IN SANDY BAY TOWNSHIP TO THE BORDER MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
Because the border is closed this winter and Border Riders is not grooming a trail to the border - Border Riders is grooming the loop where ITS 89 meets the Border Riders Club Trail in Sandy Bay Township just south of the Arnold Farm Sugarhouse - a timber harvest will begin on March 1st north of the Arnold Farm Sugarhouse along the roads that have been used as the snowmobile trail to the border in past years but not this year.
Because of this timber harvesting, no snowmobiles are allowed on the roads north of the Arnold Farm Sugarhouse Monday through Friday.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: The landowners of the Bald Mountain Road has restricted access to visitors Monday - Friday. They have informed us that any unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owners expense. Please consider parking at the Border Riders Club House.


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Armstrong Canada Club Trails

The US Border is currently closed to nonessential travel.




Visit this site for details on Canada trails http://www.fcmq.qc.ca/english/etat_sentiers.asp


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ITS 88 East to Rockwood & beyond

March 4, 2021

CAUTION, LONG POND IS CURRENTLY NOT SAFE, PLEASE STAY OFF THE LAKE!

Trail report from Blue Ridge Riders from Rockwood as of 3/12/21:
Sorry to say but we are done grooming, unless we get more snow, trails are showing dirt and some mud, there is nothing to groom.

Trail Report from Pittston Farms as of 3/12/21
Our trails are far from perfect but they definitely held up fairly well with the warm up and we WILL be grooming. Hoping to go out tonight but still have to wait for the temps to drop enough to go. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻it gets cold quick.

Approximate mileage from Jackman
Rockwood - 42 miles
Greenville - 62 miles
Kokadjo - 75 miles - Route 66
Kokadjo -111 miles - ITS Route


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ITS 89 South to the Forks & beyond

March 4, 2021

Coburn Summit Riders Trail Report 3/12/21
**TRAIL UPDATE **
I just took a quick ride around our system and we did not fare well with the warm up. Lots of bare spots and dodging rocks. We will send a groomer out to do the Lake Parlin Connector and ITS 87 out to where it intersects with ITS 88. That section of trail is by far the best we have and will make a good loop for those that are coming from the north. Coburn MTN area and south down to the Forks is not good. Itís all passable but there will be a lot of weaving around bare spots so use extra caution in the corners. Be safe and enjoy the ride.
Joe

Approximate mileage from Jackman
Lake Parlin - 25 miles
The Forks - 45 miles
Eustis - 76 miles


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Off - Trail Riding

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PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TRAIL AND ROAD RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE 3/23/20.

FYI - Please be aware:
Snowmobiles are not allowed on the Bald Mountain Road in Bald Mountain Township and Alder Brook Township on Monday through Friday due to timber harvesting. Surveillance cameras have been installed. Any snowmobilers caught on the road Monday through Friday will be prosecuted for criminal trespass, and snowmobiles may be seized, impounded and sold to cover costs. The road IS open to snowmobiles on Saturday and Sunday. Signs are posted where the snowmobile trail crosses the Bald Mountain Road, and signs are posted on the unplowed logging roads that lead to the Bald Mountain Road.

The old railroad bed along Heald Stream from Moose River up in to Bald Mountain Township is closed north of where the ITS snowmobile trail turns off the railroad bed and heads west. There is a timber harvest operation going on along the Mud Pond Road north of this location up to the Bald Mountain Road. Surveillance cameras have been installed. Any snowmobilers caught on the railroad bed north of the snowmobile trail will be prosecuted for criminal trespass, and snowmobiles may be seized, impounded and sold to cover costs. There are numerous NO SNOWMOBILING signs posted along the railroad bed north of the snowmobile trail.

These road closures are for the safety of all. The Bald Mountain Road in particular is narrow, has many hills, and is quite curvy. This road is no place for snowmobiles and loaded logging trucks to meet.

In order to ensure future access for snowmobile trails on these properties, the cooperation of all snowmobilers is greatly appreciated.

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.


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In-Town Trails

March 13, 2021

The trails in town are very thin with a lot of exposed dirt. You may want to consider trailering your snowmobile up north. The trails in the higher elevations have held their own and are in okay shape, considering the warm temperatures that we have had this week. The lake has a lot of slush and should be avoided! Long Pond is NOT safe, do not go on the lake!


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About the Snowmobile Trails



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Club Trails




Border Riders North Club Trail

The 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 Trail

You 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.

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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 & Beyond

From 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 & Beyond

Going 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.

Off-Trail Riding

Off trail riding is not for the inexperienced, but there are some incredible opportunities out there, including riding un-plowed roads! Remember to stay off wood plantations or any areas marked as No Snowmobiles. Be sure to have a map of the region and a GPS.

In-Town Trails

In town trails and access trails will get you to and from many of the accommodations and eateries in town. They are well traveled, so be prepared for a little rougher riding than you will find out on the main trails. Ride safe!



Armstrong Canada Club Trails

If you are traveling north from Jackman, you can cross the border to ride the Armstrong trails in Quebec. You will need to purchase a trail pass from there; please be sure you bring the necessary papers and identification. Travelers will need to present a valid government issued ID, like a passport or US Passport card, registration, and insurance. You can visit the DHS travel website for more information on border crossing, or visit Quebec Snowmobile trails for trail information across the border.

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Approximate mileage to popular destinations from Jackman


Canada 22 miles
Lake Parlin 25 miles
The Forks 45 miles
Eustis 76 miles
Rockwood 42 miles
Greenville 62 miles
Kokadjo 111 miles - ITS Route