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EvolutionXJ 03-23-2013 04:10 PM

Hey guys. I just bought my first jeep a week and a half ago. Its completely stock as far as I can tell. Its a 94 XJ and I had to do some stuff to get it running again and plan on lifting it and putting larger tires on it. But until then I was wondering if yall know of some good trails for stock jeeps. I live in Henrico, Va. Glen Allen to be more specific

mjmnrem 03-24-2013 06:22 AM

Try Shoe Creek. Its a little over an hour from you. I did it in a stock JK Unlimited with the family onboard. Here's a link to our post

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/s...012-a-1413060/

b0b11 03-24-2013 11:32 AM

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...32386,8.453979

map of legal trails in VA

EvolutionXJ 03-24-2013 11:54 AM

That map is super helpful! And I'm assuming shoe creek is out by Harrisonburg or Roanoke since that's where all the trails are at. To bad there isn't anything closer to Richmond but oh well. Looks like im gunna be planning a day to head out there now haha. Can't wait to go off road for first time!

Tjdude08 03-26-2013 10:29 AM

It's actually In Amherst. I think it's actually lowesville. You need to go. It's awese for stockers.

Tippyman 03-26-2013 06:12 PM

Shoe Creek is in Lovingston, VA. Big Levels is about 1/2 hr away from that. I'd recommend running both, we did it in one day no prob.

EvolutionXJ 03-26-2013 06:17 PM

A guy I work with was telling me about some stuff in Lovingston today actually. Crabtree hill or something like that. Anyway he said our in Lovingston is where he used to be a trail guide for camp jeep and he was telling me I should head out there too so i plan on heading out there when I get a chance! I can't wait!

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Tippyman 03-26-2013 06:50 PM

Crabtree falls, AKA shoe creek trail.

EvolutionXJ 03-26-2013 07:08 PM

Yup that makes sense now lol. Thanks for that bit of info though! So I cant wait to head out there. To bad its like an hour and a half drive. Gunna have to plan it for a Saturday

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Diez 04-06-2013 04:47 PM

If anybody heads out to shoe creek i would love to tag along.

wilywillie 04-09-2013 09:48 AM

FYI: If you run Shoe Creek south to north, (Perkins Mill to the parking lot) pick up Hwy 56 west until you hit the Blueridge Pkwy north. (seasonal NPS road) Fire Road 162 (Big Levels) is on the left, at "Bald Mountain Overlook". It's maybe a 1/2 hour drive, and you shouldn't have to air up or reconnect between them. That's two fun trails in one day, if you're driving in from way out (Tidewater, Richmond, NoVa?). The north end of 162 is coal Rd., but neither of those trails is quick and easy to get to :-( Welcome to Nelson County!

04ollllloguy 04-12-2013 12:38 PM

Might head up to shoe creek this weekend.

Jon-joN 04-16-2013 06:44 PM

There will be a couple of us up at shoe creek this coming weekend, were probably doin it in the mor ing and then big levels and mabe head up north to the gwnf in Sunday. If you're there meet at montebello country store around 10 am Saturday

Kevin108 04-17-2013 05:49 AM

Stockers handle Shoe Creek just fine! :thumbsup:

http://kevin108.com/files/images/for...ek11-10-04.jpg

http://kevin108.com/files/images/for...hoecreek04.jpg

http://kevin108.com/files/images/for...ecreek2011.jpg

lbredefe 04-17-2013 08:48 AM

Guys I'd love to join up this weekend. I was going to check out the trail network in GWNP outside of lynchburg but I'll come to you all and make some new friends and contacts. We can do GWNP GRID 30/31 some other time soon if anyone wants.

still meeting at the country store at 10am on saturday?


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