Trail Grading

Question

I see trails are are often graded between 1 and 5. What does it mean?

Answer

Grade 1: Easy – for 4×4 novices or 4×2’s with a differential lock

Grade 2: Easy to moderate – 4×4 required and some offroad driving experience required.

Grade 3: Moderate – Low range and 4×4 driving experience recommended.

Grade 4: Difficult – Experienced drivers only, low range and differential lock. recovery equipment recommended.

Grade 5: Extreme – Experts only with highly capable vehicles, not for solo trips. Recovery back-up essential.