Maine Snowmobile Trails

Thousands of miles of maintained snowmobile trails throughout Maine are available to followers of this exciting and popular winter sport.

Many of the trails interconnect and adventurous snowmobilers can travel extensively, even beyond Maine's borders into Canada and New Hampshire. This growing network of trails is the product of a cooperative program between snowmobile clubs, municipalities, private landowners and the Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Snowmobile and ATV registrations are handled by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Renew your snowmobile registration online!

Read and abide by Maine snowmobile laws.

Trail Search Feature

Search for Trails on Maine State Parks and Public Lands using our Parks & Lands Search feature. Select the Snowmobile icon Snowmobiling iconor ATV icon ATV riding icon or under activities.


Multi-Use Rail Trails

310 miles of multi-use rail trails are managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Off-road Recreational Vehicle Office. These trails are for both motorized, ATVs and snowmobiles, and non-motorized use.*

Aroostook Valley Trail

Bangor & Aroostook Trail

Down East Sunrise Trail - see also the downloadable section maps of this trail:

Four Seasons Adventure Trail

Kennebec Valley Trail

Lagrange to Medford Trail

Sherman to Patten Trail

Southern Bangor & Aroostook Trail

St. John Valley Heritage Trail

Whistle Stop Trail

Four Major Trail Systems are Administered by the Bureau:

  • Mount Blue State Park, Weld - 38 miles of scenic trail winding through Maine' s rugged western mountains, connecting Mount Blue to ITS 89 and Avon.
  • Beddington, Washington County - Travel 47 miles of old logging roads passing through Eastern Maine's scenic countryside.
  • White Mountain National Forest, Evans Notch - High in the spectacular White Mountains, this area offers countless scenic vistas along 37 miles of groomed trails.
  • Frye Mountain, Liberty - 26 miles of trail that connects local trails to Lake St. George State Park.

Map Requests & Additional Trail Information

  • Snowmobile Program, Bureau of Parks and Lands, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0022 or (207) 287-4957.
  • White Mountain National Forest Ranger Headquarters in Bethel (603-466-2713) for information about trails there.
  • Local chambers of commerce in many areas have information about local trail systems and accommodations.

Trail Conditions

Go to CMP corridor trail closures. CMP Maine Power Reliability Project Hotline 1-866-914-1944

Other ORV Trails

ATV Trails - most of the hundreds of miles of ATV trails in Maine are on private land and maintained by local clubs.

Statewide Map - a large foldout map of the entire state; call or write for your copy.

Map Requests & Additional Trail Information

ATV Program, Bureau of Parks and Lands, 22 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0022 or (207) 287-4957.

Go to CMP corridor trail closures. CMP Maine Power Reliability Project Hotline 1-866-914-1944

*Policy Statement

Multi-use Rail Trails Managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Off Road Vehicle Program

Example of a Multi-use Trail Sign showing the permitted uses for a trail. The visual icons used on the sign are for: horseback riding, biking, hiking, ATVing, motor cycling and winter used with snow cover for snow mobiles, cross-country skiing and dog sledding. Note that not all multi-use trails allow the same uses.

It is the intent of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Off-road Recreational Vehicle Office to clarify our policy regarding permitted use of the Multi-use Rail Trails as well as the timing of the various types of use over the course of the year. Multi-use Rail Trails are open to both non-motorized and motorized use and must adhere to the following:

  • Non-motorized use includes but is not limited to: walking, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and skiing.
  • All motorized vehicles permitted on Multi-use Rail Trails must be legally registered as either an ATV and/or snowmobile.
  • Vehicles registered or built for on-road use such as cars, trucks, jeeps and motorcycles are prohibited. Other vehicles such as golf carts, scooters/mopeds or Dual Sport motorcycles must be registered as an ATV to be on state owned Multi-use Rail Trails.
  • Multi-use Rail Trails are developed and maintained for snowmobiles and/or ATV’s up to 60” wide.
  • The type of use of Multi-use Rail Trails during the winter season is dependent upon snow conditions. If the Multi-use Rail Trail is snow covered ATVs and horseback riding are not allowed. The following uses are permitted when the Multi-use Rail Trail is snow covered: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, skiing and hiking. If the gravel trail surface is exposed and frozen (no snow) and conditions allow, ATV use is permitted as long as the trail has not been officially closed.
  • If a section of a Multi-use Rail Trail is closed due to construction it will be identified as “CONSTRUCTION ZONE, NO TRESPASSING” and is closed to all public use.
  • Trails closed during mud season will have signs stating “STOP TRAIL CLOSED DUE TO SATURATED SOILS”. Pedestrian use is permitted during mud season and is defined as walking, jogging or hiking use only.

Organizations or businesses that would like to conduct a special event or activity are required to obtain a Special Use or Conditional Use Permit from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Off-road Recreational Vehicle Office at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the event.

Inquires regarding Multi-use Rail Trail Policy and/or Permitting.should be directed to:

Email: Director, Off-road Recreational Vehicle Office (207) 287-4956

Email: Senior Planner, Off-road Recreational Vehicle Office (207) 287-5574