Jericho Mountain Green Trail - West

5/5 (2 reviews)
Berlin, New Hampshire (Coos County)
Last Updated: 08/08/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Testing one's off-roading skills from start to finish is what you can expect at the Jericho Mountain State Park 4x4 Off-Road Trail. Not for the faint-at-heart, the Green Trail West will challenge drivers of all levels. The forest can quickly turn on you to become your enemy as the tightly lined tree complicates your line choice. You may never see this beautiful forest drive because you focus on the trail from start to finish. The trails at Jericho Mountain will certainly leave you with a sense of accomplishment once you return to the Park's entrance gate.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

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 a "red" trail on our map since it is rated a 5 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 western end of the greens. This dirt trail is a rocky, bumpy ride from start to finish. Granite rocks must be climbed and negotiated through a narrow pine and hardwood forest trail. Scraping undercarriage, rock rails, and differential covers is likely. This trail is one obstacle after another from start to finish. The granite rocks range from 1-3' and show evidence of past vehicles scraping in many locations. The trees along the trail will limit the line you can choose to climb over the rocks. Many trees show evidence of vehicle strikes, and nicking a tree must be considered part of the obstacles. A vehicle with a lift and 35" tires is recommended to mitigate scraping. This trail is best suited for drivers with rock crawling experience.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (2 reviews)
Todd
Official Crew
85000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/26/2022

What a fun trail, but wow was it a mental challenge for me in my JLU diesel with an Ursa Minor top and an awning. I was really wishing I was in a little 2-door! The turns required thought and patience with such a big rig. Glad I had 35s, but my 35s really measure 33". I got my sliders a few times pretty good and my control arms, but no damage other than some coatings removed. Overall, I think this is a great trail for anyone beginning rock crawling - just be patient and pick your lines.
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

What a blast!! I really enjoyed this trail from start to finish. It had rained overnight when we completed this run which made the rocks a little slick. This trail took concentration and some trial and error because of the slick rocks. I was able to get through the trail without any damage. While on the trail, I did notice several trees sporting paint transfer in some key locations. The trees may have reached out and grabbed a few jeeps. I'll be back here again.

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