Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northwest Central Jersey
Different ratings are given by different organizations. JJUSA gives ratings by number and symbols.
1-2 (green circle) - Obstacles and terrain are relatively easy to navigate. In optimum weather conditions, some trails may not require continual use of four-wheel drive (4WD).
3-5 (blue square) - Moderately demanding. Challenge for novice drivers. Obstacles may include: mud holes, boulders, and streams. Requires 4WD with 4-LO.
6-7 (yellow triangle) - Demanding. Challenge for most skill levels. Mud holes get deeper, boulders get larger, and climbs get steeper.Requires 4WD with 4-LO.
8-9 (black diamond) - Very demanding. Likelihood of getting stuck is high. Mud holes may be deep and rock climbing is more arduous. Lifts and lockers are helpful. Requires 4WD with 4-LO.
10 (double black diamond) - Extremely demanding. Reserved for the toughest off-road trip in the U.S.A. — the Rubicon Trail. Requires 4WD with 4-LO. (Not recommended for Jeep Patriot, Compass, Liberty, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, or Commander.)
Other Groups will rate by just a color designation or different letters, number, or symbols but in terms of a scale both the first post and the JJUSA are an accurate to describe the least to most difficult of trail ratings.
Bright Silver 4.7L 2.25 RR/OME lift, Kumho KL71 265/70/17, Flashpaq, Lights, rack, intake, Super44, mopar skids, 4x belly guard, rear fog lights, MM9500 winch, GetLost4x4 winch mount
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