Hoover Nelson

Total Miles
2.9

Elevation

690.16 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This limited maintenance Forest Service road is washed out and offers quite a few fun spots over its 3-mile length. It can be entered on either end. Entering from Rt153 allows you to use the truck stop lane to slow down and make the right turn just after the truck lane ends. You will descend just over 700 feet in elevation over the journey on Hoover Nelson. At the bottom end, there is often water over the road after a rainstorm or snowmelt.

Photos of Hoover Nelson

Hoover Nelson
Hoover Nelson
Hoover Nelson

Difficulty

There are several washouts and ruts that will offer challenges to stock height vehicle suspensions. There are also several large mud holes long the road that may offer traction problems for all season tires.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Ryan Hess
May 17, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
This is a fun little trail. I had no issues in a Gladiator on 33’s. A few good ruts, but other than that it’s not bad.
Nate Lightner
May 12, 2024
4x4
Open
a few mud holes, nothing too deep. plenty of ruts and washouts. a bone stock libby with bald winter tires on the rear and all seasons on the front made it thru just fine.
Ben Gormont
Apr 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
The hover Nelson trail is a good time to go out and crawl through the woods there’solenty of pull of spots lots of washed out spots and some decent hills I have an 8 inch lift kit on my truck and just barely had the clearance for one of the wash outs not really muddy or slippery but it was definitely fun I’ve rode that trail for years
Luke Visniesky
Mar 23, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Constant water running down the hill. Nothing deeper than about a foot at this time.

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