Dry Branch Road - "Where Mall Crawlers Die"

Total Miles
1.8

Elevation

320.20 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is every off-roader's dream. It has a small piece of every obstacle in the book. For example, flexing, water, medium-sized mud holes, optional hill climbs, and just enough ravines and washouts to get your friend with smaller tires in some trouble. There is no service in this area, and it's very rural. So I'd recommend having a friend tag along. This trail is suitable for almost any high-clearance 4x4 with 33s or bigger. But make sure you are confident in your break-over/departure angle, as there are quite a few deep ruts that could cause damage. At the start, you make your way through a long creek bed, then slowly start to see some elevation and washouts, eventually ending at endless hill climbs that will put any size rig to the test. There are areas to turn around throughout.

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Difficulty

Expect 3ft washouts, lots of off-camber sections that can/will lift tires, along with deep ruts. If you take your time and pick good lines and/or have a spotter, most jeeps/built overlanders will be fine. The mud holes have a solid floor. Watch your diff and shock mounts as there can be big exposed rocks. You will need to air down for this trail if it's wet. Mud/trail can be very sloppy when wet. This trail connects to lots of other trails, but it depends on your capability and guts.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Tony Teresi
Mar 02, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
The top of powerline hill is completely washed out. The bypass was easy to get up, but the top has major ruts that there is no way around. 3ft wide, 2ft deep. They put you on camber and depending how you hit, teedering with power line Hill dropping off to the right side. The trail at the top headed north has washed out exposing about a 2ft rock ledge you can't get around, must go over. If you don't have lockers, most likely not making it, and trust me, you don't want to try to turn around on top of power line.
Tim Woodward
Feb 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Gabe Valenzuela
Jan 27, 2024
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Muddy/Wet
It is easy if you enter off of the asphalt Road and not Lady run Road turn around before it goes up the power line hill.
Justin White
Nov 11, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

There is a guard rail at the start, you will pull off the main road and access the creek (Trailhead) in between the trees and the guard rail.

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