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Latest MMSC NH Trail Conditions, from our groomer operators. Local Alton riders are invited to email in your own observations!

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Trail-Conditions Summary: As of 3/17/2019 all of our trails are open.

Help keep trails smooth! If you know the trail well, ride wide - to avoid a concave trail. Don't blowout snow going up hills, instead get some speed to almost coast up. Even if you are a hot-dog rider, it is possible to ride fast, with smooth throttle and braking - pass the word to help newbie riders!

Check conditions on other club's trails:
     Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc.
(Gilmanton Trails)
     Powder Mill Snowmobile Club
(New Durham)
     Belknap Snowmobilers
(Laconia & Gilford)
     Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club
(Wakefield)

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MMSC Groomed Date & Conditions: Last individually updated: 3/17/2019  
Review warning comments for individual trails in the chart below!

Trails are closed until 12/15/2017 and we receive adequate snow cover!
From
Section
To
Section
Trail's
Packed
Snow
Base
Snow
Type
Last
Groomed
Date
Average Trail Conditions
(relative to
trail type)
Comments
(conditions change - use caution)
   
 Corridor Trail #22
Route 11 -
New Durham
Stockbridge
Corner Road
6" Granular on
Ice Base
See PMSC Site See PMSC Site Groomed by MMSC and Powder Mill Snowmobile Club. Gas, food, and trailer parking at Johnson's Restaurant - off Route 11 in New Durham. Trails to Farmington, Rochester, Milton and north.
Stockbridge
Corner Road
Route 28 -
(bridge)
6" Granular on
Ice Base
3/9/2019 Fair Groomed by MMSC and Powder Mill Snowmobile Club. The Corridor #22 bridge is near the route-28 road crossing and trail junctions for New Durham and Gilmanton.
Route 28 -
(bridge)
Route 140 -
Bergeron lot
6" Granular on
Ice Base
3/9/2019  Fair Primary Trail-#305 (to Gilmanton Iron Works) starts at Corridor #22 (by route-28 road crossing). 
Route 140 -
Bergeron lot
Avery Hill Rd -
over Alton Mt
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/17/2019
 Very Good Very-nice view of Town-of-Alton from summit of Alton Mountain.
Avery Hill Rd -
Alton Mt
Gilmanton -
Hidden Valley
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
 Good Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc. grooms most of Hidden Valley. Corridor Trail #22 links to #15 and #17.
 MMSC Trail-A
Trail "M" jct.
Bergeron lot
Jones Field
Letter-S Rd
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
 Good 1/2-mile dead-end trail, to snowmobile-trailer parking (at Jones Field parking lot).
 MMSC Trail-B
Trail #22 -
Bergeron lot
State Forest
Alton Mt Rd
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
Good Heavily trafficked route to Alton Bay parking, food, and boat ramp. No fuel available!
State Forest -
Alton Mt Rd
Alton Bay -
(boat ramp)
 6" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
Fair Please go slowly (and quietly) through the Christian Center cottage area!
 Bergeron Pond Area - loop (Blue Trail)
Alton
Mountain
Same (loop) 8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/8/2019  Good 8-mile local loop intersecting several main club trails and Corridor #22 (some views).
 Bergeron Pond Area - west (Green Trail)
Pond Area -
West
Alton Mt 8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/8/2019  Good 3-mile meandering local side trail (over Alton Mountain).
 Bergeron Pond Area - east (Yellow Trail)
Pond Area -
East
Camp Adventur 8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/17/2019
 Very Good 3-mile meandering local side trail (via Fire-Station view).
 Bergeron Pond Area - north (Red Trail)
Pond Area -
North
State Forest
Landing
8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/8/2019  Good 4-mile meandering local side trail (ending in State Forest at Trail-D junction).
 Bergeron Pond Area - loop (White Trail)
Pond Area -
South
Alton Water-Dept. Gate 8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/5/2019  Very Good 2-mile meandering local side trail (to Brad Circle and Alton Walking Trails – by Jones Field).
 MMSC Trail-D
Trail #22 -
Bergeron lot
State Forest -
Alton Mt Rd
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
 Very Good Usually well maintained local trail that bypasses a section of Trail "B".
State Forest -
Alton Mt Rd
Rand Hill
Road
6" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
Very Good Improved trail to Rand Hill Road crossing at bridge.
Rand Hill
Road
Mount Major
at trail E jct.
6" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
Good Runs along Rand Hill Road right-of-way. Be sure to observe 20-MPH limit (where posted) - or we will lose trail!
Mount Major -
Trail E jct.
Trail #22 -
Gilmanton end
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
Good Well maintained, with one very-steep hill that can be icy. Snowmobile-trailer parking at end of Alton Mt. Road.
 MMSC Trail-E
West Alton -
railroad bed
Mount Major -
 parking lot
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
 Very Good Cut wider from parking lot to railroad bed in 2017 - Tucker now fits!.
Mount Major -
parking lot
Jesus Valley Rd
at Trail "D" jct.
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
 Good West Alton snowmobile-trailer parking in Mount Major hiking-trail parking lot - on Route-11.
Jesus Valley -
Trail "D" jct.
Mount Major -
summit
8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/9/2019 Fair Advanced (some rocks and water holes) side-extension tail (dead end's at summit) Worth the ride for awesome lake view!
Straightback -
Trail "D" jct.
Straightback -
summit
8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/9/2019 Fair Will only occasionally be groomed (rocks and ice flows under trail). Nice view of Alton Bay and local mountains!
 MMSC Trail-G
Trail #22 -
Bergeron lot
Trail #22 -
upper jct.
8" Granular on
Ice Base
2/16/2019  Good Alternate, steeper parallel trail, to this section of Corridor #22. No longer goes to Rocky Mt. summit.
 MMSC Trail-J
Trail #22 -
Alton Mt
Blue Trail -
Rocky Mt side
8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/8/2019 Very Good Short trail across top of Alton Mountain between "Blue Trail" segments. No longer goes to Rocky Mt. summit.
 MMSC Trail-M
Route 11 -
New Durham
Merry Meeting Campground 6" Granular on
Ice Base

3/13/2019
Fair Quickest trail to Rt-28 traffic-circle area (McDonalds, motel, and CITGO) or New Durham gas and Johnson's restaurant. Groomed periodically, as a courtesy, by Merry Meeting Campground.
Merry Meeting
Campground
Route 28 & 11
traffic circle
8" Granular on
Ice Base
Unmaintained Good No legal crossing at Rt-28 traffic circle ‒ foot access only!
By Route 140 -
Trail 22 jct.
Trail #22 -
State Forest
8" Granular on
Ice Base

3/17/2019
 Very Good Improved 2017 – good alternate to reaching Alton Bay via the "Trail-B" route.
 NH-Primary 305 (Old MMSC Trail-R)
Route 28
(bridge)
Dudley Road 6" Granular on
Ice Base
3/9/2019  Fair Marsh may not be 100% frozen! Trail excavator work has improved this trail section for 2019!
Dudley Road Old Trail "G" jct. 8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/10/2019 Good Trail excavator work has improved this trail section since it was "Trail R."
Old Trail "G" jct. North Road -
Gilmanton
8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/10/2019  Good Trail has been improved in several sections since it was "Trail R."
North Road -
Gilmanton
Iron Works -
Gilmanton
8" Granular on
Ice Base
3/7/2019 See GSA Site To Gilmanton Iron Works store (food and bathrooms, but no fuel) – groomed by MMSC and  Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc..