12-29-2022 Trail Conditions

The Park Tote Road remains closed to snowmobiles due to thin snow cover and blowdowns.

In the south end of the Park snow cover is particularly thin. We do not recommend skiing here, and pulling a sled is possible but not ideal (there are bare spots). The exception in the south end is Roaring Brook Road, which has more snow cover and is packed by snowmobile. Chimney Pond Trail is packed by snowshoe only, with exposed rocks. At Chimney Pond Campground there are currently 28″ snow- 5″ powder on top of a breakable crust.

In the north end there is a bit more snow, and Park staff have traveled by snowmobile between Matagamon Gate and South Branch Pond Campground (but the Tote Road is still closed to snowmobiles).

The following are clear of blowdowns and can accommodate foot traffic:

  • Abol Stream Trail
  • Roaring Brook Trail
  • Tote Road from Togue Pond Gatehouse to Daicey Pond Road
  • Daicey Pond Road
  • Kidney Pond Road (a narrow access has been cleared)
  • AT from Tote Road to Daicey Pond
  • Williams Pond Road access to Nesowadnehunk Field (entire road is drivable and trail is cleared)

The Tote Road has not been cleared between Daicey Pond Road and South Branch Pond Road. A short distance north and south of  Nesowadnehunk Field is passable, but there are likely many blowdowns remaining on other sections of the Tote Road.

We have had reports that visitors have traveled the Foss & Knowlton trail between Abol Bridge and Daicey Pond. We will provide an update when Park staff have cleared it of blowdowns.

The State Road (the approach to Togue Pond Gatehouse) is closed to vehicular traffic in winter. Snowmobile conditions are poor (or non-existent) here and on the Old State and Logan Roads. The New England Outdoor Center maintains these snowmobile routes and has the most up-to-date information on these.