August 8-18 trip. Coal Creek, Black Mountain, Uwharrie - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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August 8-18 trip. Coal Creek, Black Mountain, Uwharrie

August trip

1st stop- Coal Creek/windrock 555 windrock road oliver springs TN
Land use permit required. Open every day 24 hours a day. Just attain land use permit.
http://www.windrockpark.com/costs-rentals/
http://www.coalcreekohv.com/

2nd stop- Black Mountain offroad adventure area in Harlan KY. General use permit necessary ($20). Open every day Two trailheads. 8000 acres and 3300 ft elevation.

http://www.harlancountytrails.com/blackmountain.php

3rd stop- Uwharrie national forrest. 789 N Carolina 24, Troy, North Carolina 27371. http://www.fs.usda.gov/land/nfsnc/landmanagement

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=1...t=h&mra=ls&z=5


How does this look for a decent trip? As far as I know two TJ's on 33's locked. They are pretty capable rigs.. talked to a few guys so far but anything we should definitely hit? or avoid?

Any advice greatly appreciated. If anyone wants to meet us at one of the places that would be awesome too!!

Towing them up there from Florida, as far as how much time at each place im not quite sure, think we are going to kind of play it by ear with how much we can do at each area so any advice on that too would be awesome.


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post #2 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 09:07 AM
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hit me up when you get to uwharrie Ill be glad to show ya around

sounds like a good trip you can do anything at ure with 33s and lockers

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very cool.. things always go better when your with people that know the trails!

I went to rausch creek last summer and all morning I didnt know what I was doing and ended up on a few boring trails, however in the afternoon got on some better ones!!

I want to be on the good ones right away .

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hit me up when you get to uwharrie Ill be glad to show ya around

sounds like a good trip you can do anything at ure with 33s and lockers
And to further expand, Im not worried about it either, I tend to surprise myself, and others how far I can get with my jeep.. all about taking a good line.

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post #5 of 18 Old 07-27-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Bump its gonna be fun!!

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post #6 of 18 Old 07-28-2012, 10:50 PM
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If I'm still working up here in Fayetteville I'm up to go if I can drive my jeep up here.
If not, anyone want to let me ride shotgun?? lol

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post #7 of 18 Old 07-31-2012, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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As far as I know i will be having an extra seat.. other jeep has a passenger already..

Anyone is also welcome to come and have a few beers with us at the campsites at night haha

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post #8 of 18 Old 08-01-2012, 01:29 PM
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Ive been to all 3 of those places. All good wheeling spots, though URE is both the smallest and easiest. Coal Creek is my favorite of the 3. You could wheel coal creek for a week and never hit the same trail twice. The place is friggin huge.

Trail 16 is a must at Coal Creek. One section of the trail has you driving through a creek for several hundred yards, and the trail eventually dead ends at a big waterfall. Trail 15 is great if you are looking for a challenge. It is short and sweet, right off the main access road, and a nice challenge on 33s. Trail 42 is also a must. It leads to a big plateau where you can see off the miuntain for miles, and even several giant windmills off in the distance. Trail 3 is nice, has a cave midway through the trail you can crawl into. My all time favorite trail is 12. It is a looong trail that follows a large creek. You have to take trail 11 and then trail 10 to get there, but it is by far the best trail Ive been on there. Plan to spend all day on that trail, assuming nobody breaks anything. Make sure you have recovery gear, tools, and spare parts in the jeeps. The park is huge, if you break down it will take hours to get to your campsite to pick up parts, and I doubt you will ever run into any other jeeps on the trails. Also, some of the trails are marked atv only (such as 10 and 12), but it is okay to do them except on the weekends. Too many atvs up there on saturdays to do any of the atv trails. Coal Creek doesnt allow camping on the trails, but they have a nice, big campground at the park office.

URE is great for camping. Camping is free on the trails (assuming you bought a trail pass). The park is small though. I can easily hit every trail there in a day.

Ive only been to black mountain once. It is okay, and is pretty big as well, though nowhere near as big as Coal Creek. Not sure if they allow camping on the trails, but I doubt it. There is a good campground that I stayed at at the trailhead.

What dates will you be going to URE? I might join in one day. Im close by and know the trails pretty darn well.

If you have any questions about Coal Creek or URE let me know. I know both places pretty well.
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Great thanks!! Yeah we are staying at the campground right at coal creek right at the trail head..

For harlan we will be at the north evarts from which i understand is also right at the trailhead.. URE we dont really have any plans.. just gotta park the truck then go.. From what im hearing you say is going right along with everything else i have heard. So we will definitely be spending quite a bit of time at windrock and harlan. We will probably be at URE the 16th and 17th since it sounds like thats a pretty small place.

Thanks for all the trail numbers im pumped to try it all out.. Do you have any pictures? Ive been looking at tons of pictures, cant wait!! Will be on our way up in a week from today!

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well I'm not going back to NC for work, but if I can get my 8.8 in in time and get it ready I may be able to make the URE trip. Bout 35% chance. lol

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Get it done!!!

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Okay guys I have two guys from the knoxoffroad forum meeting me the 9th at 9 AM by the snack shack.. Havent been to the campground so I couldnt tell you exactly where that is, but thats where we are meeting, HAHA. Another fellow said he could show us around the Saturday which would be the 11th.. We will probably be leaving in the afternoon on Saturday to head to Harlan. Or maybe not until Sunday morning.. Playing it by ear.

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My phone number is 941 730 2773 for anyone that would like to get ahold of me..

Going to go pick up a cb radio in a few since mines been out of commission since I got myself in a little too deep of water

Also, anyone that wants to hang out at night, we will definitely be enjoying some brews by the fire so anyone is more than welcome to join us with that as well..

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Great thanks!! Yeah we are staying at the campground right at coal creek right at the trail head..

For harlan we will be at the north evarts from which i understand is also right at the trailhead.. URE we dont really have any plans.. just gotta park the truck then go.. From what im hearing you say is going right along with everything else i have heard. So we will definitely be spending quite a bit of time at windrock and harlan. We will probably be at URE the 16th and 17th since it sounds like thats a pretty small place.

Thanks for all the trail numbers im pumped to try it all out.. Do you have any pictures? Ive been looking at tons of pictures, cant wait!! Will be on our way up in a week from today!
Sounds like your staying at the Windrock Park Campground. Some of the primitive camp sites are right on the mountain side. Make sure you pick up a park map. All the trail numbers mentioned above are great choices.

Here is a link to some video's from Coal Creek. http://www.youtube.com/user/dashz06?feature=mhee


What trails the video's were taken from are listed so you can get good idea of what they are like. Just keep in mind the trails change. Trail 44 has a really nasty ledge on it now. If you hit that trail go up it from 26 not down it from 43.


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Yeah thats where we are staying, I talked to the people there and they said to just give them a call on the way up wednesday and they will leave a map and stuff out for us since we most likely wont be getting there until 9 or 10 PM.

Thanks for the trail info! cool video!

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Go by the office in the morning and talk to Vicki. She is a great resource for current trail conditions. Just let her know how your rig is setup.
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