Pomeroy Grouse (National Forest Development RD 040) #1

Total Miles
8.1

Elevation

1,722.20 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Pomeroy Grouse Trail is a well-maintained forest service road. It is approximately two cars wide and is relatively free of obstacles. If you have time along this trail, make sure to check out the varying natural springs not far off the trail. A few names include Schneckloth Spring, stents spring, and pole manger spring. Approximately 8 miles into this trail you'll run into a right turn that is home to Clearwater lookout cabin and lookout tower. There is a well-maintained vault toilet restroom here and a small cabin. The cabin is able to be reserved year-round by reservation (it was closed while we were up there so I did not see inside) Clearwater Lookout cabin was built in 1935, the lookout tower itself is approximately 94 feet tall and was built in 1933. The tower is not regularly manned and is closed to public access.

Photos of Pomeroy Grouse (National Forest Development RD 040) #1

Pomeroy Grouse (National Forest Development RD 040) #1
Pomeroy Grouse (National Forest Development RD 040) #1
Pomeroy Grouse (National Forest Development RD 040) #1

Difficulty

I rated this a level one as it is a very well-groomed wide forest road with very limited obstacles.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Jack Turner
Apr 14, 2024
SxS
Permanently Closed
Officially Closed Sign
This Rd 40 and it is closed to all off road vehicles. North South trail parallels Rd 40, it is a short trail open to all 50 inch vehicles. Not worth the travel time to reach.

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