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Unread 12-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Between Cincinnati and Gatlinburg...

Just planning in advance for my trip to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge in February...

We go down twice a year with my family and rent a cabin off of Wears Valley Road (between Gatlinburg and P. Forge). We usually go to the Great Smokey Mountain National Forest a few times and go on some trails in the forest; one of which is the Cade's Cove trail.

I'm buying a stock 92 XJ and would love to go on some more off-road oriented trails in the area, or anywhere between Cincy and TN... Lemme know where some good places to go are, or sights to see.

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Unread 12-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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Bring the ice and snow gear, the road over the mountain from Gatlinburg to Cherokee is beautiful but challenging that time of year. Tellico might be open by then, just south of there. And as always there's plenty of wheeling around Chattanooga.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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you should stop by Waverly Hills in Louisville,KY .Me and some friends were heading up to Indianapolis and we stopped there. Just standing outside that place made me feel very uneasy.
It's definitely a sight to see.The Waverly Hills Sanatorium
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Unread 12-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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^^ Waverly is definitely creepy.

there is Red River Gorge, D&K Offroad Park, and Harlan - all on your way
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Unread 12-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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My ex-gf stayed at that Waverly Hills place overnight lol

I may have some snow tires on by February (took me a month or so to save up for a $1k jeep though) but otherwise it will more than likely be stock... Not really looking to do anything hardcore offroad but more of natural landmarks to travel to that are off the beaten path... Y'all know what's up lol
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Unread 12-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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My ex-gf stayed at that Waverly Hills place overnight lol
I may have some snow tires on by February (took me a month or so to save up for a $1k jeep though) but otherwise it will more than likely be stock... Not really looking to do anything hardcore offroad but more of natural landmarks to travel to that are off the beaten path... Y'all know what's up lol
that's crazy




you could come to windrock for the day. that place has all kinds of easy trails.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
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Louisville isn't between Cincy and Gburg.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 11:40 PM   #8
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side trips never hurt anyone....
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Unread 12-09-2009, 06:41 AM   #9
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Louisville isn't between Cincy and Gburg.
sure it is, you just have to go down 71 then get on 64 when you're done instead of going straight down 74
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Unread 12-09-2009, 06:44 AM   #10
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491 offroad park just outside of Walton Ky, near the 71-75 split.
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Unread 12-09-2009, 06:47 AM   #11
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There is a Jeep club down in the Knoxville area, several of the the guys on JF are in it, I have talked to a couple of them in the past and they were very helpful, gotta love the south!! look in the Jeep clubs links here and try and PM a few.
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sure it is, you just have to go down 71 then get on 64 when you're done instead of going straight down 74
I know you meant 75.
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Unread 12-09-2009, 07:01 AM   #13
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the 4 is right next to the 5
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Unread 12-09-2009, 09:15 AM   #14
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Royal Blue is just inside Tennessee on I75 after you come out of Kentucky. Lots of trails.
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Unread 12-10-2009, 06:21 AM   #15
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I used to go wheeling at what I believe was called the Daniel Boone recreation area in KY a little North of the TN border. I seem to remember, though, that all or part of it may have been closed. Does anybody know? Otherwise, there's Brimstone near the KY border in TN (off Hwy 63 in the Huntsville, TN area), Royal Blue, as someone mentioned above, and, of course, Windrock. Actually, Royal Blue, Brimstone, and Windrock all interconnect if you know the right roads/trails to take, but you're supposed to have different passes for each of them. Check out the Tennessee Virtual Jeep Club. Several of us on here are members. We'd be glad to give suggestions and perhaps go riding with you.
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