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Katahdin Gear Library: 207-723-7020
New England Outdoor Center: 207-723-5438


Beginner Trails - Intermediate Trails - Challenging Trails

Premier cross-country skiing right in the heart of the Katahdin Region

Katahdin Area Trails is home to nearly 16 miles of groomed XC Ski trails on Hammond Ridge. Our Nordic trails are maintained for both classic and skate skiing with outstanding views of Mount Katahdin, Millinocket Lake, Ambajejus Lake and Jo-Mary Mountain. Certain areas of our trail system provide exceptional 360° views of surrounding lakes and mountains. Come and explore our wonderful trail system right at New England Outdoor Center. 

Our ski trail system was designed by Olympian, John Morton and developed by Katahdin Area Trails. The terrain on the trails consists of easy-to-moderate trails, intermediate trails, and challenging trails.

*Our Hammond Ridge trail system is free! Donations may be made at the Adventure Center front desk, or online. Thank you!

Access the Hammond Ridge Trail System from the main parking area at the New England Outdoor Center (30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462), or new in 2022, from the NEOC Adventure Center (200 Katahdin View Dr, Millinocket, ME 04462)



Trails Groomed


Miles of Trail Open for XC Skiing


MTB/Snowshoe Trail Open


Snow received in the last 7 days


At this time, we have not groomed our ski trails since 3/24- However the conditions on the Saddle, Katahdin View, and Twin Pines Loop remain in good early spring-like condition.
Twin Pines Loop (3 miles)   
Saddle Loop (2.2 miles) 
-Lakeside Trail 
Katahdin View Trail (1.6 miles)
Black Cat Peak (2.8 miles) – Experts & Strong Intermediate Skiers
-Hammond Ridge (3 miles)

All trails have fresh corduroy – the Saddle Trail has track set, and the conditions are great. Trails are crisp in the mornings and soft by mid-day! 
Gear Rentals are available at the Adventure Center at New England Outdoor Center, or at the Katahdin Gear Library!


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