NFS 5179

Total Miles


303.69 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Forest Service Road 5179 is an eccentric trail that offers a variety of scenery changes. It shows off dramatically with some spectacular views of the tall red pine and hardwood trees, similar to NFS 5185 and 7969. The trail encounters a few mud and water holes that can get deep and rutted out, especially during or after inclement weather. Regardless of the conditions, this is a great trail to tackle. Weaving in and out of some deep wooded forest areas makes this excursion one to put on your list to track. Side note: there is one large dispersed campsite alongside the trail.

Photos of NFS 5179

NFS 5179
NFS 5179
NFS 5179


There are a variety of mud holes that can get rutted out and deep, especially during or after inclement weather. Exposed tree roots on a few graded sections can cause this trail to become more challenging during wet conditions; thus, it has a Technical Rating and Difficulty of 3.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Justin P
Apr 13, 2024
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Trees we're barren with leaves on the ground. wispy trees would scratch along the side. The sandy sections of the trail or dusty and there were many banke curves.

Access Description

This route can be ran in either direction. You can start this trail from West 3 Mile Road (northern portion) or from North Gordon Avenue (southeast portion).

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