Yeah, for sure. Mopar lift and some 37's have shown to me they are quite capable.Ive seen gladiators on "difficult" trails, which most people with new built jeeps would consider on the moderate/slightly difficult side. Theyre built though, not stock. But they get through. Definitely an very capable truck, as much as a Jeep. But they are still not exactly like a "Jeep". So the wheeling isnt gonna be the same experience, if that matters. Also I've seen them do tight trails, and looks like a pita. But they get through.
The Gladiator is a great truck imo, and could be a replacement for a Jeep + pickup for many people. You definitely need a lift and big tires to do Jeep trails.
Of course, my CanAm X3 walks on everything including my built "Jeep"