Candy Rock Road

Total Miles
1.1

Elevation

996.26 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

As of May 26, 2023. This road is accessible by vehicles of higher clearance than sedans. This is due to the fire road are not as flat and maintained as Google Maps makes it out to be. When driving on the road, there will be moderately size ruts, and bumps running across the width of the road due to some water erosion. 2wd SUVs as well as higher clearance Subarus can access this trail. The beginning of the trail will be a well-maintained gravel road but turns into a stretch of road littered with moderate-sized ruts and potholes throughout the width of the road. You will be swaying back and forth when going over them. Some sections will be worn down due to use, so expect rough and uneven roads with higher-centered roads. Near the end of this trail will have roads made of baseball-sized rocks. This road will be accessible with 2wd, 4wd is not needed. Driving through this road with a sedan may cause the vehicle to be high-centered, so it is not recommended. Multiple sedans were seen parked in turnout areas. Sections of the road with less gravel will have high levels of dust that will be kicked up by other vehicles. When driving through the area, the beginning section will be shaded by tall trees. As you make it out of the brush, shad will be sparse as you will be driving cliffside.

Photos of Candy Rock Road

Candy Rock Road
Candy Rock Road
Candy Rock Road

Difficulty

Flat and even roads will transition to large bumps, ruts, and divots due to water erosion, and moderately sized potholes across the width of the road.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Mike Hall
May 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Trail was dusty and bit overgrown/deteriorated for the big rain/snow we had this year. There are two spots where the ruts/washouts are very large/deep, regular cars/suv might get high centered/stuck. Overall very fun and beautiful on a early Friday afternoon. Watch for mountain bikers/hikers.
Rich Gould
Apr 13, 2024
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Open
Muddy/Wet
Jen Howell
Mar 08, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Trail closed at the tunnel.
Justin Bierman
Feb 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

When you head northeast on Highway 4, you will see the entrance on the right side in the middle of a bend in the road. Look for Hunter Dam Road. After passing the reservoir, the trail will begin.

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