Off Road Adventure Trips for Stock and Slightly Modified Vehicles
Welcome to the 4WD FARM INC., over 150 acres of off road trails, rated 3-6 (in normal weather conditions) for enthusiasts and nature lovers such as ourselves. Our market is directed to small and midsize stock or slightly modified 4WD vehicles driven by people like us who drive their rigs daily. We offer you miles and miles of trails for your pleasure. Some trails are very challenging, but we always try to offer you a safety loop around the most demanding obstacles. We have designed the trails to compliment the fabulous terrain of our farm. Our trails have been laid out to eliminate the problem of waiting. If you breakdown your guide will give the problem a quick look, if we are not able to get you going in 10 minutes we will continue our adventure. We gladly will help you get your vehicle to the front gate, as soon as time allows.
What do we have? All of our trails allow traffic up or down, doubling your off road experience. We offer over 30 hill climbs ranging from 3' to 75' foot in grade. We have mud if that is your pleasure. Enjoy cool relief in summer as you travel in the shade through our 85 acres of woods. We have incorporated thousands of the boulders and field stones from our old stone fences into our trails. Our water obstacles range from 3 inches to 3 feet in depth, depending on the season. We have spent years grooming our trails, and have removed most hanging and ground branches (as long as you stay on the trail).
We have clean outhouses at numerous locations for your comfort.
Our trails are very tight because most of our trails are in the woods. All visitors ride the main trail with the more challenging obstacles being loops off or near the main trail. We have placed limits of 35" tires. We recommend a minimum of 30" tires, preferably all terrain tires. Of course with any off road adventure there is a risk of bodily harm as well vehicle damage. We are sorry but no full-sized trucks or large SUVs are allowed on trails. These vehicles would not enjoy most of our trails.
When you arrive and check in, your vehicle will be trail rated, this determines the obstacles you may challenge. We will refuse any vehicle with problems detected from our safety inspection, especially unrestricted or loud exhaust systems. (see list of definite problems ).
Basic Requirements: Seat belts and rollover protection for all occupants Full size spare tire Battery tie down - no bungee cords One point of access, as tow hook or frame mounted trailer hitch Front and rear points of access for all difficult obstacles Tow Strap Cell Phone or CB Radio Orange safety flag or Balloon- Available for sale
Definite Problems: Expired State Inspection/Registration/Insurance Oil leaks - worn or bad tires - loose body parts Glass damage - Any obvious worn or broken parts Unrestricted or unusually loud exhaust systems
What To bring
Please bring a prepared lunch. We will take an hour break for lunch.
Dress for weather / change of clothes
Hiking shoes or better
Cell Phone or CB Radio
Ashtrays for smokers
Orange safety flag or Balloon - Available for sale
Rating 3 Farm trails with some ruts, washes, or small ravines. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Natural gentle sloping terrain. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. As with all of our trails there are safety loops around our challenging obstacles.
Rating 4 Rutted and/or rocky farm trails. Rocks up to 9". Natural indulating hillsides. Water crossings usually less than hub deep. Gulches and small ravines. Passable mud. Grades moderate, up to 15 degrees. Side hill moderate up to 15 degrees. 4WD under most conditions. As with all of our trails there are safety loops around our challenging obstacles.
Rating 5 Rutted and/or rocky trails. Rocks up to 12" and water crossings up to 18". Passable mud. Challenging mud. Gulches and ravines. Moderate grades to 15 degrees. Side hill to 20 degrees. 4WD required. As with all of our trails there are safety loops around our challenging obstacles.
Rating 6 Quite rocky or deep ruts. Rocks to 12" and frequent. Water crossings may exceed hub depth. Passable mud. Challenging mud. Mud may require additional crossing attempts at bogs and holes. Ditches, trenches, moats and ravines. Moderate grades to 20 degrees. Sidehills may approach 30 degrees. 4WD necessary and second attempts may be required with stock vehicles. As with all of our trails there are safety loops around our challenging obstacles.