Originally Posted by Peppermint Patti
Well, the specs are located in the Forest Service Handbook FSH 2309.18_20 Exhibit 23.23-01 and are effective 10/16/2008. In the case of our 80 inch rule, it falls within the parameters of these specs. The forest service came to us and asked us if we would agree.
A quick search of FSH 2309.18 via google led me to this...did I find the correct info Patti?
In the index above are 2 sections to focus on:
Trail Class definitions start on page 06...
4x4 Trail Specifications start on page 30...
If I am reading the specifications correctly, 4x4 trails on FS land should fall between the following widths:
Trail Class 1 = Typically not designed or actively managed for 4WD Vehicles > 50”, although use may be allowed
Trail Class 2 = 72” – 84”
Trail Class 3 = 72” – 96”
Trail Class 4 = 96” – 120”
Trail Class 5 = Typically not designed or actively managed for 4WD Vehicles > 50”, although use may be allowed
So it seems that there is some flexibility with the width rules as written in the FSH?!?
Does anyone know what Trail Class our local FS trails fall under? I assume Class 1 or 2.