Kind of on the same sort of thought as my last thread. I think it would be a great asset to ATV riders if we came up with a “skill level” type of trail rating system for the local trails. I realize that most of the trails have extremely varied terrain that can go from extremely easy road like conditions to expert only super extreme in less than a mile, so what I am looking for here is an “overall trail rating”.
As an example, I would assume that most of us have ridden the Eklutna Lake trail at one time or another. Of the following choices I would personally classify it as a #1, and I would put Bird Creek as a #2.
#1 Easy, road type trail system with minimal skill required.
#2 Moderate, with some minor obstacles such as moderately steep hills, small rocks, etc.
#3 Difficult, with occasional deep mud holes, river crossings, steep hills etc.
#4 Very Difficult, winches will be required, very technical trails with numerous hazards and obstacles.
#5 Expert only terrain, use extreme caution and be prepared for the absolute worst conditions.
Pleas note that I am not dead set on these 5 classifications, or even the number of them. I am just throwing them out there to see what you guys think.