Lower Terminator

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5/5 (11 reviews)
New River, Arizona (Yavapai County)
Last Updated: 04/22/2023
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Lower Terminator is a short Technical Vehicle route located within the Table Mesa Recreation Area about 45 minutes north of Phoenix. This popular rock crawling trail follows a rocky wash and offers numerous challenges as you attempt huge obstacles, maneuver tight turns, and climb jagged ledges with steep drop-offs. Lower Terminator is an exceptionally rewarding driving experience where any vehicle can find a route that will push the vehicle to its mechanical limits.


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Trail Reviews

5/5 (11)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/20/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Awesome fun technical trail. Two Jeeps on the trail the entire way. Rating is spot on. You need front and rear lockers on the harder areas.
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - David Alvarado
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - David Alvarado
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is such a great trail! It’s got grippy boulders, pretty cacti, fun rocks and even some water at times (which is rare in AZ!!). You can choose all kinds of lines from mild to wild! It’s great for a range of builds. You don’t need lockers but they help a lot!😁 I highly recommend this one!
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - Julie heyer
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Awesome technical trail. I think the rating is fair, though I'd peg it as a solid 6 as opposed to a 5. Our group ran both Upper and Lower Terminators on a Saturday night, starting just before sunset. What an amazing experience in the dark - things got a little spicy with a monsoon that popped up while we were out. Despite its short length, you'll spend at least 2 hours on this trail. Our group included some pretty built up JK and JL on 37s, a WJ on 37s, and my JL on 35's with a 2.5" lift. Unless you're an impeccable driver, I'd recommend skids and sliders if you're on 35's with a long wheelbase like I am. Don't go alone. Our group had to pull out the tow strap twice, mostly due to some bad lines or biting off more than we could chew. Daylight probably would have made things easier.
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - Ryan
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - Ryan
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Visited: 01/16/2021

Ran this trail on Sat in prep for the upcoming jamboree. Great trail. The "bypass" on White line is not part of the trail however and was cut in the route for whatever reason. At least for some of us og guys it wasn't ever part of the route. The difficult line mentioned is the bypass for White Line and it's what our club uses. Anyways, trail was great and dry this time. Popular trail good obstacles.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/05/2020

Ran this trail while out on a weekend trip to Sedona. Table Mesa was recommended by Bent Fabrications shop owner in Glendale AZ, i made a pit stop there to get shock mounts installed. Being that.i drove my jeep from san diego and i needed to drive it back home. I didnt want to do any trails that were too hardcore extreme. I researched different trails and set out to check out Lower Terminator. This trail was awesome !! Had good challenges and rock gardens. Including a waterfall spot 1/2 way thru. I highly recommend Lower Terminator to experienced wheelers with at least 33" tires and a locker. Even saw a cow on the side of the trail on the way out.
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - Brandon Elliott
Trail Review: Lower Terminator - Brandon Elliott
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