Mud Springs

Total Miles
7.5

Elevation

1268.85 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

Mud Springs is a very bumpy, somewhat scratchy, quite challenging in-and-out Jeep trail. The challenging areas are a lot of fun with a well-equipped Jeep, but the bumpy road will turn off many people.This trail is just over 7 miles in and 7 miles back out. The first 4.5 miles before Mud Springs Hill is moderately difficult, but it is unrelentingly bumpy. Very slow going. The scenery is nice.The surface is what I call "rotten granite". Many small pebbles that are very slippery. Much easier to drive than to walk.There is one tippy spot, both going up and down. The view is great at the top of the hill.We made it over the hill and continued on with the intention of going the full 7 miles to the end. We went another mile and a half, came to another hill, and decided to quit 2.2 miles short of the end. The road was much more difficult than it was before Mud Springs Hill, and was much slower going. We could have made the hill where we turned around, but were tired of banging, thumping, and bumping. Jeepers that enjoy a challenge will likely continue to the end. We were 5.5 hours in and out without finishing the trail.

Difficulty

Advanced

Technical Rating

7