Burnham Hill Loop

Rangeley, Maine

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As snowmobling grew in the area, skiers began looking for their own trails to ski. In 1989, a group of skiers made a small out-and-back trail on land off Route 16. From there, they approached the town about using some property near the town’s transfer station. They groomed a small 1.0-mile loop that came to be known as the Two Moose Trail, just because someone saw a couple of moose out there one time. Serendipity also played a role in the system’s development. When the town started to develop Chick Hill for a sewer treatment plant, an area that has wide panoramic views of Saddleback and the Bigelows, the network expanded to that land as well. At one time, the warming hut on Rangeley Municipal Trails was on the verge of collapse. A group of local skiers pooled their resources and rebuilt the hut, which now has a woodstove, couch, and chairs. Surface quality: Tracked, skate-groomed.
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Winter Trails: Maine

by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

As snowmobling grew in the area, skiers began looking for their own trails to ski. In 1989, a group of skiers made a small out-and-back trail on land off Route 16. From there, they approached the town about using some property near the town’s transfer station. They groomed a small 1.0-mile loop that came to be known as the Two Moose Trail, just because someone saw a couple of moose out there one time.

Serendipity also played a role in the system’s development. When the town started to develop Chick Hill for a sewer treatment plant, an area that has wide panoramic views of Saddleback and the Bigelows, the network expanded to that land as well. At one time, the warming hut on Rangeley Municipal Trails was on the verge of collapse. A group of local skiers pooled their resources and rebuilt the hut, which now has a woodstove, couch, and chairs. Surface quality: Tracked, skate-groomed.

©  Marty Basch/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Rangeley
Distance: 7.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,760 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Rangeley Municipal Trails
Driving Directions: Directions to Burnham Hill Loop

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