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m1jacobs

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I’m just curious as to which of the trails on Jeep Badge of Honor have you guys done and in what vehicles? I feel like the app itself doesn’t offer enough information about most of those trails so any first hand experience with any of those trails would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys.
 

m1jacobs

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I have the Gold Mountain Badge of honor. The app is definitely light on info. It’s a SoCal trail near Big Bear in the San Bernardino mountains, which is local for me. I’m looking to catch a couple more in the next year or so...
I was thinking of hitting a few in SoCal or the two in Oregon, but the trail rating system confuses me beyond belief. I live in NorCal we should hit a few more for sure!
 

JKScofield

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Everything is based off of the Rubicon trail near Tahoe. That’s the benchmark...10. Though it’s been tamed from what I’ve read. My Jeep is pretty well built, so the GM trail wasn’t too crazy and it’s a 6-9 rating which is vague at best. My buddy made it easily in a stock Rubicon.

Hit me up if you want to roll a SoCal trail...if I’m free, I’m up for it!!
 
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DerekT4R

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I did the Redbird SRA trails in Indiana last year. I had a TJ Wrangler with 32s and a 2 inch lift. The trails were easy to moderate. I went on a dry day, but have heard the trails are much more difficult after rain.
The trails are currently being updated until later this year so they were temporarily removed from the app. Hope this helps!
 
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Craig M

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Badges I have received:
  • Black Bear Pass
  • Poughkeepsie Gulch
  • Engineer Pass
  • Imogene Pass

I have also done Top of the World, but forgot to check in and have yet to try emailing.. These were done in my 2012 JKU Sport on 35's with open difs, stock height with flat fenders. But I think most Jeeps of all types could do those in stock form.. Particularly stock wranglers.

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I have only 1 badge so far from Marble Head on Drummond Island in Michigan. Have plans to get more.
Most of the trails seem to be easy to find with just a little research in the area. 20181019_040546.jpg
 
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steven_cochran

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I have done the following trails but the app never works for me lol Mainly because I always forget to log into the app to record it :P

The Rubicon
Dusy Ershim
John Bull Trail
Gold Mountain
Holcomb Creek
Pinyon Mountain Trail
 

NinerMikeMike

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I run a 2016 JK Rubicon, 2.5" lift on 33's, with some additional armor underneath. So a pretty mild build.

I have a few Badges:

Marble Head Loop - Drummond Island MI
Windrock Trail 16 - Oak Ridge TN
Windrock Trail 41 - Oak Ridge TN (an out and back to a place called Panther Rock)
SMORR Pee Wee's Crossing - Seymour MO
SMORR Guard Rail - Seymour MO

The Drummond Island and SMORR (Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch) were both Jeep Jamboree events, which offer a variety of difficulty levels within each event. The trails will be extensively pre-run, so branches, debris, etc will be cleared before the events. The trail difficulty will seem overrated, especially if you have some level of offroad experience on various terrain. The Jamborees, while expensive(ish), are a great way to get some offroad experience, as you have experienced, volunteer trail guides who are dedicated to getting you through. Additionally, they're big social events, and a lot of fun. Windrock Park is 77,000 acres, and the trails are maintained. There are extensive map options available, and the trail ratings the park provides are generally accurate. Pretty much something for everyone there.
 

MoreGone

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Did you guys hear they will be coming out with a new badge and giving you the chance to reorder your old badges?

I've got 3. Fins and Things / Hells Revenge from Moab and Schnebly Hill road in Sedona AZ.

Schnebly Hill Rd could be done in a lifted wagon or 2wd w/ high clearance.

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old_man

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This is a great idea. If I had a badge for every trail I have run, I wouldn't have to paint my Jeep.
 
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J.W.

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I think the old badges were a bit better but the new ones still look very nice. What I really like is that Jeep has started sending them out quicker.

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