Current Trail Report

October 13, 2021

We have now closed the section from the old fish hatchery just south of the Solon dam in Embden traveling west per landowner request for the remainder of archery and riding season. It is also closed on the Little Houston Brook Falls rd in Pleasant Ridge heading towards the dam. This means that you can unload in Pleasant Ridge and head to Kingfield and possibly beyond, but folks coming in from Kingfield will not be able to refuel in Solon or Bingham so should plan accordingly.

It is that time of year unfortunately where our trails will begin to close. Next Friday you will only be able to get to Griswolds from the railbed as we will be closing the section behind it that comes out on French Hill, for youth day...so it will be closed 10/23 for the remainder of the season. Last year after we closed it, some Jack wagons ruined a kids opportunity at a successful hunt when the drove past the closure signs and through the tape! Please be respectful of others and our landowners.

Finally as of 10/29 our trails will be closed for the year.

 

September 8, 2021

We've had to close the Ripple Rd in Moscow. As a result this means the Stream Rd is no longer an access point for the remainder of the season. It has been signed closed below the radar site at the start of Weyerhaeuser's property line.

We have also signed the trail at Tower 31 indicating that when traveling back to Palmer Pond Rd, the only option is to the Forks. Access back to the Dead Water Rd/Austin Stream Bridge is closed for the remains of the season.

This is due to an unsafe bridge at mile 8 on the Dead Water Rd just south of the Ripple Rd, preventing safe passage for pulp trucks.

That being said we are actively working on a reroute on the West side of Austin Stream to get us back to the Stream Rd allowing the access to be reopened.

 

August 15, 2021

Well the end of our extra 2 weeks of access is here and we have now closed the section known as Ron's trail toward the Forks for the remainder of the season.

We would like to thank Weyerhaeuser the land owner for working with us to keep a route available via Palmer Pond Rd to still be able to get to the Forks, and for the excellent communication this season allowing us to have this now closed section 2 weeks longer than originally anticipated! Bravo!

So to be clear this means when traveling north up Stream Rd in Moscow toward the Radar site, you will now have to take the right to get to the Forks.

If traveling south, you will have to take a left toward Austin Pond to link to the north end of the Palmer Pond Rd to get to Bingham just before the corridor crossing prior to the Dead Water Rd/Dimick Ponds bridge.

 

 

 

July 1, 2021

As we approach the busy holiday weekend we would like to remind everyone to be overly courteous to others in the trail system.

Bare in mind that our system is compromised of logging roads that are use by workers and other sportsmen in vehicles.

Likewise our multiuser trails will also see an abundance of walkers, fisherman, horseback riders and bikers....so please use extreme caution and go SLOW!

Lastly as a courtesy to the riding community we want to remind you the dirt bikes are not allowed on our system and are now being patrolled more aggressively.

 

June 25, 2021

2 passes covering the width of the trail was done last night using 2 TONS of calcium.

Our hope is to make another single pass up the middle before the 4th, and complete the Frank Savage Rd after the grading is complete.

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2021

 

Well folks not the best of news...we definitely have some challenges ahead of us.

At the moment we don't have really any definite answers. We have been informed that "Permanent Closure" does in fact mean for life and not just for the season....however the state has not been informed as to why and will it affect upcoming snowmobile seasons as well. We have also been informed that one of the objectives is to get rid of "loop" trails.

We can all summize a variety of reasons but to date have a very limited amount if information but have reached out to our state representative to help with clarification and any help they can provide to a resolution that works for our sport and landowner.

Let me be clear. This post is not to bash the landowner but to inform the riding community of what's to come. If you look at the purposed map, new trail options are being purposed as alternative reroutes, providing some solutions to north bound traffic and some trails closed last season such as the Kingsbury loop are scheduled to reopen this season. Not saying even those will not come without challenges for some camp and landowners. But we wanted to give everyone a heads up about what's down the pike as soon as possible.

As far as temporary closures and opening dates. As of today we have not been given a possible opening date, nor have we been told when and for how long temporary closures may be in place. We have heard rumors that the Forks trail and Palmer Pond Rd sections that will have temp closures are due to a couple loads of logs that need to be hauled put from this winter, so we are hoping to have them sooner than later but have been unable to confirm that yet with the landowner.

Last season brought many clubs several challenges retaining access and keeping landowners and residents happy mostly due to the attitudes created by the pandemic. Please understand that we need to do everything in our power to rebuild positive relationships with those that matter the most!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1, 2020

All Moose Alley Riders trails are closed for the season until next spring.

Thank you for a great season and all of your support! 

 

We are still looking for a new secretary if anyone is interested in helping out please let us know!

October 22, 2020

Trail closures are happening sooner than normal this season.

Currently our trail closure are west of the railbed, and the new trail from Griswolds to French Hill, other than the Forks trail which has been closed most of the season.

Abbott Explorers closed their trails this Monday 10/19 preventing access to Greenville, Abbott and Kingsbury, Athens Valley Riders are closing their trails this  Friday 10/23 in respect of youth hunting day.

Please respect clubs decisions to shut trails down as landowners are requesting.

Weyerhaeuser is closing all of their land as of 11/02/2020. Therefore, our entire system will be closed Sunday 11/1. Please feel free to contact 201 PowerSports for up to date information!

Please reference the updated map with hand drawn closures.

 

September 7, 2020

As of today for the next few weeks the Wintah Rd, which is the short rough stretch between the S-3 intersection of Frank Savage Rd. and the S-4 intersection at the Mahoney Hill Rd. 4 way, will be closed for repairs per Weyerhaeuser.

A temporary reroute has been approved to use the Pat Cassidy Rd. to Mahoney Hill Rd. to link back in the Mahoney Hill 4 way, as it does in the winter for ITS 84.

Please drive cautiously and slowly by our local home and camp owners on all of our trials and remember our trail system is a privilege not a right! Abuse it  and we will lose it!!!

 

 

August 1, 2020

Rocks and muddy spot on new bypass. A temporary fix was done today until we can get equipment in there and materials.

PLEASE BE SURE TO USE 4WD WHEN GETTING TO THIS SECTION! IT IS BETWEEN THE NEW BRIDGE AND SUBSTATION BY THE WIND TOWERS.

 

 

 

July 26, 2020

Well it's not perfect yet, but access to Abbot, Greenville and points beyond is now reopened!

  The Palmer Pond Rd is now open from Deadwater up to the Pond where you will now take a right instead of the New Hayden Rd. You will dump out at the substation behind tower 31 and 32 and only be able to head to the Abbot triangle.

Access to Kingsbury is still not open but can be accessed by taking the 2500 Rd to the 3000 Rd and then the Campbell Rd. But the only way to get back is back tracking or going another 6hrs through Harmony, Hartland and Athens!

We will be working on more signage and brushing the next couple of days.

Thank You so much to all that were able to make it yesterday to get this knocked out and thank you to the state for their use of equipment, as well as trail master Larry Daggett from Abbott who helped obtain the materials needed!

 

 

 

 

 

As of 8/11/19

We just received the following information from Weyerhauser.

  • The Chase Pond Road will remain closed for the rest of the ATV season

  • The New Hayden Pond/Palmer Pond Road will not need to be closed this ATV season, that operations will be delayed until late fall.

  • The gravel request (Deadwater) is on hold for this season as the funds are needed on the Sunshine Loop Road, shared with the snowmobile club.

 

We apologize to those of you who have come to our website looking for information regarding the trail openings and closures. We realize that not everyone is one Facebook which has been our go to for posting information. We will be sure to add the info here as well.

As of 5/17/2019

The below information has come straight from the state's forester. Please be patient!

It has been a long cold and very wet spring and the result are conditions that cannot allow us to open much of the ATV trail system.   As you can see from the e-mails below all the large landowners are in agreement that we should not open any of these trails because  of the wet conditions.   Please make sure you post this message on your Websites and Facebook pages so we can avoid conflict with people coming up for Memorial Day weekend with plans to ride and then there will be significant conflicts.     Hopefully we will be able to open by the first of June but we will have to watch the conditions.

 

Some trails in southern and eastern Maine will be able to open and we are planning on opening all of the rail trails for Memorial Day weekend so there will be at least some places for people to ride.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1, 2020

All Moose Alley Riders trails are closed for the season until next spring.

Thank you for a great season and all of your support! 

 

We are still looking for a new secretary if anyone is interested in helping out please let us know!

October 22, 2020

Trail closures are happening sooner than normal this season.

Currently our trail closure are west of the railbed, and the new trail from Griswolds to French Hill, other than the Forks trail which has been closed most of the season.

Abbott Explorers closed their trails this Monday 10/19 preventing access to Greenville, Abbott and Kingsbury, Athens Valley Riders are closing their trails this  Friday 10/23 in respect of youth hunting day.

Please respect clubs decisions to shut trails down as landowners are requesting.

Weyerhaeuser is closing all of their land as of 11/02/2020. Therefore, our entire system will be closed Sunday 11/1. Please feel free to contact 201 PowerSports for up to date information!

Please reference the updated map with hand drawn closures.

 

September 7, 2020

As of today for the next few weeks the Wintah Rd, which is the short rough stretch between the S-3 intersection of Frank Savage Rd. and the S-4 intersection at the Mahoney Hill Rd. 4 way, will be closed for repairs per Weyerhaeuser.

A temporary reroute has been approved to use the Pat Cassidy Rd. to Mahoney Hill Rd. to link back in the Mahoney Hill 4 way, as it does in the winter for ITS 84.

Please drive cautiously and slowly by our local home and camp owners on all of our trials and remember our trail system is a privilege not a right! Abuse it  and we will lose it!!!

 

 

August 1, 2020

Rocks and muddy spot on new bypass. A temporary fix was done today until we can get equipment in there and materials.

PLEASE BE SURE TO USE 4WD WHEN GETTING TO THIS SECTION! IT IS BETWEEN THE NEW BRIDGE AND SUBSTATION BY THE WIND TOWERS.

 

 

 

July 26, 2020

Well it's not perfect yet, but access to Abbot, Greenville and points beyond is now reopened!

  The Palmer Pond Rd is now open from Deadwater up to the Pond where you will now take a right instead of the New Hayden Rd. You will dump out at the substation behind tower 31 and 32 and only be able to head to the Abbot triangle.

Access to Kingsbury is still not open but can be accessed by taking the 2500 Rd to the 3000 Rd and then the Campbell Rd. But the only way to get back is back tracking or going another 6hrs through Harmony, Hartland and Athens!

We will be working on more signage and brushing the next couple of days.

Thank You so much to all that were able to make it yesterday to get this knocked out and thank you to the state for their use of equipment, as well as trail master Larry Daggett from Abbott who helped obtain the materials needed!

 

 

 

 

 

As of 8/11/19

We just received the following information from Weyerhauser.

  • The Chase Pond Road will remain closed for the rest of the ATV season

  • The New Hayden Pond/Palmer Pond Road will not need to be closed this ATV season, that operations will be delayed until late fall.

  • The gravel request (Deadwater) is on hold for this season as the funds are needed on the Sunshine Loop Road, shared with the snowmobile club.

 

We apologize to those of you who have come to our website looking for information regarding the trail openings and closures. We realize that not everyone is one Facebook which has been our go to for posting information. We will be sure to add the info here as well.

As of 5/17/2019

The below information has come straight from the state's forester. Please be patient!

It has been a long cold and very wet spring and the result are conditions that cannot allow us to open much of the ATV trail system.   As you can see from the e-mails below all the large landowners are in agreement that we should not open any of these trails because  of the wet conditions.   Please make sure you post this message on your Websites and Facebook pages so we can avoid conflict with people coming up for Memorial Day weekend with plans to ride and then there will be significant conflicts.     Hopefully we will be able to open by the first of June but we will have to watch the conditions.

 

Some trails in southern and eastern Maine will be able to open and we are planning on opening all of the rail trails for Memorial Day weekend so there will be at least some places for people to ride.