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Trail Rating

BLACK HILLS JEEPS USES THE NATIONAL TRAIL RATING SYSTEM ON ALL TRAILS IN THE BLACK HILLS AREA. 

We have all types of trails in the Black Hills. Trails do change overtime and due to winter weather, please check winter weather conditions in the Black Hills. Some trails are not for wheeled vehicles in the winter time due to the snowmobile trail system, Dec 15 to April 15 of the following year. Please pack out what you pack in, we are very proud of our Black Hills and we would like to keep them clean!

  1. Passable by stock and 2WD vehicles, improved dirt, gravel etc.
  2. Scenic, touring trail ride; four wheel drive required occasionally, some mud holes or rocks that would stop most other vehicles are traveled easily in 4WD.
  3. For novice and experienced drivers alike; Listed on the Black Hills Forest trail map as unimproved or 4wd, the most fun four wheeling you can expect to have in a stock four wheeler; low range may be required often; vehicle damage is a possibility.
  4. to 4+ Not advisable for novice drivers; potentially dangerous situations; maximum ground clearance, lowest gears, and minimum tire size of 33 inches required; lockers, limited slips, winches, and jacks advised due to moderate to large rocks and obstacles, vehicle damage is likely. Full size vehicles limited to specific trails at this rating.
  5. to 5+ For the hard core experienced driver; extremely dangerous situations; maximum ground clearance, lowest gears, minimum tire size of 33 inches, two lockers, and winch are required. Full size vehicles limited to specific trails at this rating. jacks and winches indispensable due to large boulders, steep inclines; vehicle damage assured. Full size vehicles limited to specific trails at this rating.