Jericho Mountain Green Trail - East

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4.3/5 (6 reviews)
Berlin, New Hampshire (Coos County)
Last Updated: 10/31/2023
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Bumpy, rocky, exhilarating, and simple describe the experience on this Jericho Mountain Green Trail. Developed by off-roaders in conjunction with State Parks officials, this trail is made to challenge both vehicle and driver. Although the Green Trail East is the easiest of the trails in the park, it is not just a simple walk in the park. Strap in, hang on, and pay attention to your driving from start to finish.

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Jericho Mountain State Park lists four color-coded trails by their difficulty levels. This is a green trail, according to the Park's signs. The Trails Offroad difficulty rating will show this as an "orange" trail on our map since it is rated a 3 by our standards. The Park has the following rating system: Green: Easiest. A lightly modified vehicle with at least 33" tires and a winch is recommended. Blue: More Difficult: A modified vehicle with at least 35" tires, a locker, and a winch is recommended. Black: Most Difficult. A heavily modified vehicle with at least 38" tires, a locker, and a winch is mandatory. Red: Extreme. Custom-built vehicles with at least 40" tires, (2) lockers, (2) winches and a roll cage are mandatory. While the Park shows only one green trail, we have separated the green trails into two sections, east and west. This trail guide covers the entrance and eastern end of the greens. The Green Trail East (this trail) is the easiest of the trails in the Park. The easiest trail still has minor rock obstacles scattered from start to finish. The Jericho Mountain Green Trail East is a dirt and granite rock trail within the forest of the Jericho Mountain State Park. The trail is a lollipop-shaped out-and-back trail in the designated 4x4 Off Road Trail area. Although Jericho Mountain State Park is an ATV-friendly park, ATVs and side-by-sides are not allowed on the Green Trail East. This technical trail will require understanding vehicle lines and tire placement. This trail is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles with a low range transfer case and drivers with some experience with negotiating large rocks.

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4.3/5 (6)
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Visited: 10/31/2023

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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This was a fun but challenging trail. This was the first trail I got to take my new Gladiator on as well as my first trail in new England or East of Colorado for that matter. We couldn't have had more fun. When we went to register the ranger stated the recent rains had made it a lot tougher and that the "Green" trails here were "Blacks" at other parks. Neither of our Jeeps had 35s or a winch but we are pretty experienced drivers and made it through with some good tire placement...and a little gas. I will say, the trail would have been easier if there hadn't been standing water and mud puddles on/near some of the obstacles. It definitely made things a bit more challenging. The "high-center obstacle" really gave us some trouble mostly due to slick mud going up the incline and a large puddle/mud as soon as you front tires crested the top. This obstacle took us over an hour to get through. There is a pretty severe break over spot that slightly high-centered me due to the length of the Gladiator and I couldn't get ANY traction after a couples attempts due to the mud build up on the tires. Had to break out the tow strap and get pulled over the leave by a 2-Door JK. (This is not the first time my friend has had to do this, Thanks Kevin!!) Both of us made it through and finished the trail. There are couple a spots where tire placement is critical past the "high-center obstacle" and the end of the loop you have to navigate with large boulders and a good mud pit we had to keep the momentum up in as to not get stuck. Overall, this trail provided a great challenge and a couple un-nerving moments. I would recommend finding the dryer days to run this trail or the west loop as it makes getting traction over some of the obstacle a little easier. The park rules stated a winch and 35s are mandatory for most of the trails in the park, but we ran this trail just fine without with some good spotting and tire placement. Although, those things are definitely needed if you choose to do some of the harder trails. It took us just over 3.5 hours to complete and we were the only two Jeeps in the park, which was great! We didn't feel rushed at all to get out of the way. Last note: BEWARE OF THE FLIES!! The nats and flies were awful trying to spot and be out of the vehicle. Bring bug spray or wear long leever shirts and pants if you don' want to be swatting flies the entire day. We definitely would run this trail again!
Trail Review: Jericho Mountain Green Trail - East - Jake Loesche
Trail Review: Jericho Mountain Green Trail - East - Jake Loesche
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Visited: 06/26/2023

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Visited: 11/11/2022

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Visited: 07/27/2022

This was a fun loop to take, much more relaxed than the other green section. I would recommend this to anyone looking to dip their toes into very minor rock crawling. If you like this one, and want more, take on the Green Trail West!

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