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Unread 06-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Blowing Rock/Boone, NC area off-road trails

Anyone here familiar with that area and if so know of any relatively easy trails i could tackle with my wk2 (4x4, Hemi, oem Michelin tires)?

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Unread 06-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Interested in this too.

Went up to Grandfather Mountain and Chimney rock, but those are all paved roads. I've heard there's some nice trails out in Pisgah and some near Charlotte.
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Unread 06-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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I used to live in Boone when I went to ASU and a good ride is up to the Firetower. Drive downtown Boone and from W King street take Water st to Junaluska rd. Follow Junaluska rd for a bit until you get to Firetower rd and make a left onto Firetower. This road is paved and then turns to dirt and winds up a good ways to the actual firetower. The views there are amazing and worth watching a sunset there. The road was fine for any 4x4 years back and I doubt it is worse today. Its been 10 years since I went up there though. There are or were more intense trails off of the Firetower Rd on the way up but at the time were not for stock 4x4s. Let me know if you go up there it would be good to see pics now since I live in Denver now.
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Unread 06-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Thanks. I will definitely check that one out... Sounds like it's exactly what I'm looking for. I have neither rock rails nor offroad tires so I'm not looking for anything really treacherous. Thanks for the info. Will let you know...
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Unread 06-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Currently go to ASU and I suggest not going to Firetower. The electric company has put up a wire about halfway up the trail to prevent anyone from going all the way to the actual tower. You could still go, but you would have about 1/2 mile of trail and then you would be walking the rest of the way to the scenic part.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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^Bummer... thanks, though.
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Unread 06-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #7
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Firetower is definitely a no no. You can thank retarded rednecks for ruining that one for us. Richland is going to be your best bet.
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Richland?
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Richland?
Richland Road. Off of highway 321 on the out skirts of Lenoir, between Lenior and Blowing Rock.

Very easy trail.

Of course it does have a mud pit you can get stuck in.
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looking to go wheeling after Christmas break, anyone interested?
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Let me know a specific day when the time gets closer and we might meet up with you.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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I want to join this as well.. Though i will not be there till the 10th of jan. This next weekend I'm installing my 3" iro kit on my wj so that will be the real chance to test her out... Ill be moving to ft bragg.. How far is that from boone..?

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Ill be moving to ft bragg.. How far is that from boone..?
About 3 1/2 hours, you will only be an hour and a half from Uwharrie though.
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About 3 1/2 hours, you will only be an hour and a half from Uwharrie though.
Ya but doesn't that close this weekend or something?

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Ya but doesn't that close this weekend or something?

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Yeah next weekend I think, but it's only closed till April so you will have a lot of opportunity to get out there while you're stationed at Bragg.
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