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I've heard about them up at Vermonster.

But on their website it says
"There are no public, legal off road trails for 4x4's in the state of New Hampshire."

NOT true AT ALL. There are over 2,000 miles of Class VI roads in the state of NH that are exactly that. Legal, open to the public, and can only be driven in a vehicle with 4wd (unless you're dumb or careless).
 

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yes there are many great class 6 roads in NH. :thumbsup:
 

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I've heard about them up at Vermonster.

But on their website it says
"There are no public, legal off road trails for 4x4's in the state of New Hampshire."

NOT true AT ALL. There are over 2,000 miles of Class VI roads in the state of NH that are exactly that. Legal, open to the public, and can only be driven in a vehicle with 4wd (unless you're dumb or careless).
Roads are not trails. There were no designated 4x4 trails on public land in NH until the Jericho project. The members of NWOR have spent years bringing this project to fruition. Getting designated 4x4 trails opened on public land is a HUGE step forward for the sport. I spent a couple days last year volunteering with the NWOR guys helping to cut the 4x4 trail at Jericho. Its going to be a fun trail with possibilities to create more in the future. The campground and facilities at Jericho are also top notch. We have a true 4x4 destination in the making.
 

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Roads are not trails. There were no designated 4x4 trails on public land in NH until the Jericho project.
By legal definition in the state of NH, you are correct.

By dictionary definition, you are not.
trail

/trāl/

noun

noun: trail; plural noun: trails

2.

a beaten path through rough country such as a forest or moor.


synonyms: path, pathway, way, footpath, walk, track, course, route
"provincial parks with nature trails"
More people are going to be familiar with the dictionary definition of Trail vs. Road than the legal definition. This doesn't only include people who are just getting into off-roading or people who wheel and just moved here from other states. They see statements like "There are no public, legal off-road trails" and it looks like there is no place to go. So (a) why bother getting into the sport or (b) we'll just go wherever we want.

But also the people who DON'T wheel, who are probably even LESS familiar with the legal designations between road and trail. Residents of the towns, abutters to Class VI roads, etc, who see us out in the woods, on legal Class VIs, and say "Hey! That's not legal anywhere in the state!"

I understand what was meant to be said, but the way it was said is very ambiguous and makes us look bad.
 
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