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Mild off-road trail. Great gravel bike loop.

off road driving
29 days ago

My son and I took my Rubicon up to Tray Mountain on Sunday, 8/19, and rode East -> West side w/no issues. Mine is mostly stock - 4-dr, HT, no lift, 32.5 MT tires, and a Warn winch. During our ride, it rained for a bit - hard for a short bit and then just drizzle, and then the sun came out once over the top. As Rebecca noted in her post, there is one section about 2.5 miles in that had us scratching our heads, as it looks tough to pass when you initially see it. Looking at it, the likely pass through was only via the right side (and then jogging left), but it's washed out w/some standing water, a bit rocky, and then you're immediately climbing. My son hopped out, did some scouting, and pointed out the best line; once he was back in the Jeep, I made sure it was in 4WD (high), locked the rear axle to be safe, aimed it where he'd pointed out and went for it. We made it through w/zero issues.

After missing the turn that keeps you on Tray Mountain Rd, we meandered a bit and got lost. We managed to get to the T-intersection and learned that both sides of the T lead to dead-ends (unless you're on a mountain bike, at which point you simply go straight and pick up a trail down). This said, determining that both T's lead to nowhere allowed us to put the Rubicon through more paces, and she handled everything really well. We met some other folks along the way, and it was the blind leading the blind for a bit. Eventually we realized where we'd missed the turn and headed back to it.

Once back on track and knowing there was some additional gnar ahead, we simply waited to see it. And there it was - a nice drainage pipe spanning the trail, some big rocks, and more big rocks beyond. Would my Jeep be able to clear all of it? For this section, I locked both axles and dropped into 4WD (low). Once again, my son spotted us and did a super job. We chose to take the left side to get up and over the drainage pipe and then jogged right to deal with the first big rock. We probably cleared that thing by centimeters. As long as the lines were right and we were patient, the Jeep made everything easy. After clearing the potential deal-breaker rock, things got easier and we picked our way through the rest of the bigger stuff, and then just dealt with the 30 minutes or so of getting pounded by the seemingly endless rock garden.

All in all, it was a super day and a great first-time visit to Tray Mountain!

off road driving
1 month ago

Kwame, if you want to do the whole trail, go up the east side first. That way you do not have to commit to a line. But i would be careful if you are stock and do not have a a lift for extra clearance.

I drove down the East side on 8/4/2018 in an Off-Road Tacoma with a 2+ inch suspension lift. Note that the road about 2.5 miles in from the East entrance is washed out. Looks like an earthquake opened the road up, and only one "passable" portion to the right (if you are going up). I can almost guarantee you will need a winch. The 5 jeeps I passed all needed to winch out. And the 2 jeeps behind me (along with myself) had to as well.

Quick question off roaders, is the East side better to go up on if you have stock 4x4 or the west side?

Fun for 2wd to 4wd vehicles.

off road driving
5 months ago

If you go in the West entrance you can get all the way to the top no issue in just about any car. I was able to get up without using 4WD in my Tacoma no issue. On the way back down there was even a Nissan Sentra following me no issue. The east entrance is very difficult I heard, but the west is pretty easy and connects to lots of other trails. I passed plenty of people though. Definitely busy but it wasn’t much of an issue.

Tray Mountain forest service road closed at the top heading east. East entrance is closed as well.

The west side of the road is mostly a dirt road. At the top of the mountain is a large flat area, and the trail typically continues down the east side of the mountain. Due to heavy rutting, the east side of the trail was closed when I went, but it's fun when it's open.

Took the UTV and kids up today. Had a really good time, but was only able to go about 3/4 the way as we had to turn around worried about gas. Will be better prepared next time. I will say that there was a ton of traffic on the road today due to good weather conditions. Curious though to k ow if there are any decent size creeks or river to camp near. With the UTV of course....

Beautiful area with plenty of Mountain View’s as well as several waterfalls. East side of the trail was very challenging. But we had such a good time.

off road driving
7 months ago

Had a great time today on Tray Mountain the road was washed out on East side in a couple places but had a blast pushing through!!!

off road driving
7 months ago

Great 4x4 road. I'm seeing all these posts about needing lifts, tires, etc. I have a stock Jeep Willys JK, and I had no issues. Just be sure to pick your lines right.

off road driving
7 months ago

Great trail, I will be back once I get my rig lifted and equipped properly for emergency situation. There’s a turn around point half way if you enter through the west entrance. At that turn around point if your 4x4 is stock, I wouldn’t recommend proceeding. The trail gets pretty rough for about a quarter of a mile once you past that half way point. My Tacoma trd bottom out a few times.

off road driving
8 months ago

Great trail with lots of off shoots. But rocky side from the east entrance definitely requires some skill and minor mods.

Really cool for easy off road driving. Great views and also a hiking trail to the peak once you reach an opening. Be aware that the trail is only big enough for one vehicle for a time so be careful of drivers going down. (Some drivers goes down really quick around the corner)

off road driving
9 months ago

Trail is run some parts are rough

off road driving
9 months ago

Excellent! We entered from the west not really knowing what we were in for. Lots of fun with plenty of excitement along the way. Had to make our way back in the dark making it even more fun.

great trail for family and basic off roading. nice sight seeing

if you enter from the west entrance it's a nice Sunday day drive. There are some side trails you can take that require 4wd. About half way there is a wide gravel spot in the road and a hiking trail. If you drive past that point it is very rocky. A few tough spots . Road washed bad in spots. we had 4 1\2 lift and 33's we bottomed out twice and had to break the jack out and stack rocks under tires to level out suspension. About 4 hours to do 14 miles. Not for beginners.

off road driving
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Idrove the rocky section in a 4wd F250 with 3.5 inch lift and truetrac differentials. Tricky but fun. will definitely go back as there are many side trails to explore.

off road driving
Sunday, March 19, 2017

This is a great trail for any 4x4. There are some tricky parts but patience and a little skill go a long way. Lots of great views and camping spots. My complaint is that there is one section that is very rocky and will knock you around pretty good if you don't air down or go slow.

off road driving
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off road driving
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