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RCATV TRAIL TECHNICALITY RATING

You will notice on our map, and soon on our trail signs, that we have implemented a trail technicality rating to try to help riders decide where to ride based on their preferred riding style and experience.  You can download a copy of our Technicality Rating at this link.

Easiest

Intermediate

expert trail

Most Difficult

Trail Class

Paved or forest access roads
Rail trails and frequently used trails

Bush trails
Secondary maintained trails

Rough bush trails
Secondary and tertiary maintained trails

Bush trails and/or swamp
Less travelled and less maintained trails

Trail Width

Including bridges

84” or more in width
Dirt roads mostly straight trails
Unavoidable bridges are 150”or wider.

80” or more.
Regularly winding trail.
Unavoidable bridges 80” or wider.

72” or more with some obstructions.
Winding trail, sharp turning radius.
Bridges 72” or narrower.
*May not be SXS suitable

50” or more
Winding trail, sharp and tight turns. 
Bridges 50” or narrower.
*Not SXS suitable

Tread Surface

Generally firm and stable. May include some water and mud up to 12” deep.
4x2 most of the time.

Mostly stable with some variability.
Could include water and mud up to 24” deep.
Could require winch in spring.
4x4 some of the time.

Widely variable, rugged and unpredictable.
Likely includes water and mud greater than 24” deep. Recommend winch.
4x4 most of the time.

Widely variable, rugged and unpredictable.
Water and mud greater than 36” deep is likely.
Likely to need winch.
4x4 low frequently.

Average Trail Grade

Some hills.
Not difficult

Frequent hills.
Some difficulty

Steep inclines and declines.
Difficult

Very steep and unlevel inclines and declines.

Trail Obstacles

Unavoidable ground obstacles 6” tall or less.
May include loose rock and some medium sized rocks.

Unavoidable ground obstacles 12” tall or less.
May include loose rock and some medium sized rocks.

Unavoidable ground obstacles 12” tall or more.
Unavoidable overhead obstacles may be present.
May include sections of medium size rocks and boulders. Trees could interfere with SxS access. 

Unavoidable ground obstacles 18” tall or greater.
Unavoidable overhead obstacles may be present.
May include sections of medium to large size rock, trees and boulders. May include slippery rock shield.

Trail Traffic

May be shared motor use or high multi-use. 

Regular to high trail use only, may be multi-use.

Likely trail with minimal trail users.

Likely trail with little to remote trail users.

Note: The technicality ratings are to be used as a guide to assist you in planning your route. All trails are to be use at your own risk and risk of equipment damage.  We recommend riders do not travel alone. All trails subject to periodic flooding and/or erosion and are susceptible to regular forest hazards due to high winds and storms. Red and Black trails are more at risk of causing equipment damage due to terrain. Proceed with caution.