Squeeze Me Gently

Total Miles
17.8

Elevation

2,836.82 ft

Duration

--

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This trail has it all including climbs, descents, lush forests, open meadow and beautiful views with elevations changing over 1000 feet and exceeding 9300 feet! There is a section of the trail where there is significant new growth and fallen timber from the Wallow fire that devastated part of the area back in 2011. Despite the scarring, the trail is very interesting and beautiful most of the way with lots of new growth and open vistas. The trail ranges from rocky with a significant descents to narrow passages with dense new growth to nice overland dirt roads. There are stretches where high clearance is needed. Bringing a chain saw along may prove beneficial. Along the route there is a high probability to see Elk, Deer, Turkey and other wildlife. This is a popular area in hunting season. I have done this trail a few times in a stock Jeep Wrangler but care must be taken not to scrape bottom in areas. The road is primarily dirt and can be rocky at times but the final stretch is a well used dirt road. There is a potential for mud holes after heavy rain although there are no normal water crossings. Not recommended in winter if there is snow or ice present as good visibility of the trail is required.

Photos of Squeeze Me Gently

Squeeze Me Gently
Squeeze Me Gently
Squeeze Me Gently

Difficulty

Most of the difficulty will come from higher berms created to prevent erosion and potential for fallen tree obstacles on the trail.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Dave Garcia
May 27, 2023
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Obstructed
Downed Tree

Access Description

There are no parking lots at the beginning or end but plenty of room to pull over and air down/up. Turn off from Big Lake Road and begin descending up the trail.

Popular Trails