Originally Posted by Heysus
Hello Jeep Forum,
New to jeeps and would like to start off slow. Currently have a stock 2006 LJ that I would like to drive on very easy trails perhaps end up at a camping spot or something. Maybe some very shallow (less than a foot) creeks and whatnot.
Any suggestions are welcome though, hopefully I'll gain experience and be able to tackle the tougher ones as well.
Location: (off of highway/street/etc by the mailbox/trees/old house)
Cost: if any
Estimated time:hours or minutes
thanks for any input guys, looking forward to driving mine out somewhere soon, maybe even camp out with the lady and pups!
Horsepasture in Jocassee Gorges area is a great spot for just starting out. Nothing to difficult some shallow creek crossings and great views high above lake Jocassee that ends up winding down to the lake itself and all through the Gorges. Plenty of primative camping spots and hiking trails as well.
Off of Highway 11 go N on 178 to Laurel Valley entrance.
Several trails that branch off of the main Horsepasture trail. About an hour to get there depending on where in Gville you are, then plan on several hours play time. I would plan on a full day and you still wont hit all the trails if open.
Probably about 45 to 50 miles then several miles of trail system.
Easy to Medium in some spots. Nothing crazy though you would make it easy in stock Jeep.
I go up there a lot. Lots of great fishing and beautiful views of the surrounding Mountains and Lake Jocassee.
Musterground is also a good spot! A little more difficult especially after a good rain fall. It is towards Salem near Bad Creek Landing.
Let me know if you are interested I can PM you some more info I have collected on the area and more detail on how to get there. SCDNR also has alot of good info on the area if you do a search!