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post #1 of 22 Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Introductory off-road training course in NC?

Just starting. Stock 2007 JK (2 door). Anyone recommend a good off-road training course for beginners in central NC or nearby? Any good beginner trails nearby?

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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Uwharrie off road training center.
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post #3 of 22 Old 12-31-2012, 08:25 PM
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Just starting. Stock 2007 JK (2 door). Anyone recommend a good off-road training course for beginners in central NC or nearby? Any good beginner trails nearby?

Thanks
Check this out:

http://www.nc4x4.com/forum/index.php...rie-nc.120275/


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post #4 of 22 Old 01-08-2013, 11:15 AM
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Good suggestions! Or you can start at a very easy trail that could potentially be done in 2wd like Hurricane Creek off 40 west. I started there and wheeled with some pretty experienced drivers and have become an excellent driver. I'm majority stock and have kept up on harder trails at Uwharrie, The Flats, Trak N Trail, and many other places. Knowing the right people and having the right spotter is a big key in wheeling.


I'd be more than happy to wheel with ya if you want to do something easy like hurricane creek. We're always up for wheeling!
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post #5 of 22 Old 02-02-2013, 04:34 PM
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Are most of the places you listed (aside from Uwharrie) open to wheeling at all times? working on wrapping up my XJ and looking for places to go...without getting shot at haha
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post #6 of 22 Old 02-03-2013, 09:40 AM
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This thread is very relevant to my interests, for I also want to do this. Where is Hurricane Creek?

Let's go wheelin'!!
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post #7 of 22 Old 02-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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Off 40 west ,literally.
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post #8 of 22 Old 02-03-2013, 10:08 AM
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Take I-40W till the "Harmon's Den 1 mile" sign which is around mile marker 8 and the gravel road is literally right off the interstate. Once you see that sign and a speed limit sign slow down because it's right there.

I was there yesterday and it was covered in snow but very pretty. Just a heads up... the trail is not marked well and I couldn't make it past this one rock. I'm completely stock and the TC skid was getting hung on it but combined with the slickness and the drop off(not to mention a terrified wife) I turned around. I will hit that trail again in the spring.

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post #9 of 22 Old 02-03-2013, 11:30 AM
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Ahh ok, so its in the western part of the state. Might make it up there this spring, turn it into a camping trip!

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Im stock and made it through just fine , was it the rock after the hill climbs?
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post #11 of 22 Old 02-03-2013, 12:05 PM
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Also if you're up towards the Raleigh area there is a couple places, the Rock Quarry, TW Alexander(where I started) and page road.

Hook up with the Raleigh Area Wheelers on fb. RAW has a bunch of people and wheel about every weekend.

Don't let the location fool you, I'm born and raised in Burlington, nc. So i know the area. In Florida for college.

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Im stock and made it through just fine , was it the rock after the hill climbs?
Honestly, I'm not too sure. It wasn't much after a field with a gate. The gate was closed so I took a trail that was to the right as you came into the field. Took a right near a bus and went up one trail that was washed out so turned around and took the right fork and it wasn't much further up from there. I don't know if I was on the main/right trail to make it all the way through.

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Honestly, I'm not too sure. It wasn't much after a field with a gate. The gate was closed so I took a trail that was to the right as you came into the field. Took a right near a bus and went up one trail that was washed out so turned around and took the right fork and it wasn't much further up from there. I don't know if I was on the main/right trail to make it all the way through.
I think you made a wrong turn i think you're supposed to take a left at the bus from there there's a river crossing and then a four trail hill climb to the top.
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I think you made a wrong turn i think you're supposed to take a left at the bus from there there's a river crossing and then a four trail hill climb to the top.
I took a left there, went across a river then it went right. I'm hoping a group gets together in better weather and I can tag along.

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post #15 of 22 Old 02-03-2013, 03:39 PM
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Let me know if anyone decides to run up that way...snow or no snow i'm down...just got back from some places in boone in the snow..was a good time.
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