Winter Trail Conditions

A wide snowy trail in the woods with packed snow and cross country ski tracks. A clear blue sky and sunny day.
Come enjoy the packed and groomed winter trails at Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument!

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Experience Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in the winter!

Grooming operations will generally begin in mid-January and lasts through mid March (depending on snow conditions). Winter recreation trails at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are maintained by NPS maintenance staff. After winter storms, trails will be attended to when possible. Safety is our priority!

Things to know about winter trails:

  • The parking lot at the North Gate is plowed.
  • The vault toilets in the monument are open for use.
  • Visitors can access the park by foot, snowshoe, or ski.
  • Ski trails are typically groomed from mid-January to mid-March. Trails from the North Gate to Big Spring Brook Hut are groomed.
  • Dogs are permitted on leash, but please try to avoid the ski tracks.
  • Snowshoeing is encouraged. Stay to one side of the groomed trails and avoid crossing into the set ski tracks.
  • To help plan your trip, download the NPS App onto your mobile devices and make Katahdin Woods and Waters available for offline use. The NPS App is currently available for iOS- and Android-powered devices. It can be downloaded for free through the App Store and Google Play.

Current Conditions:

Updated on February 20, 2024 - Trails groomed and packed on February 9. See below for updates. Find a winter map here.

Trail Name

Length

Reported Conditions

New River Road

3.5 miles one-way, 7 miles round-trip.

Snow is present and icy. 02/20/24: Trail is currently packed only.

East Branch Rd Loop

3.4 miles round-trip

Snow is present and icy. 02/20/24: Trail is currently packed only.

North Gate to Oxbow Picnic Site

1.7 miles one-way, 3.4 miles round-trip

Snow is present and icy. 02/20/24 Trail is packed only to the junction of Oxbow and East Branch Rd. The trail continuing to Oxbow Picnic Site is packed only. The picnic table has deep snow.

Stair Falls Trail

0.5 miles (IAT to Stair Falls)

Snow is present and icy. 02/20/24: Trail is packed only.

North Gate to Haskell & Big Spring Brook Hut

4.8 miles one-way to Haskell Hut.
9 miles one-way to Big Spring Brook Hut.

Snow is present and icy. 02/20/24: Trail is packed only.

 

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Last updated: February 20, 2024

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