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Unread 04-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Upstate SC/SW NC driving trails/camp spots

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.

Please include:

Location: (off of highway/street/etc by the mailbox/trees/old house)
Cost: if any
Estimated time:hours or minutes
distance:miles
easy/med/hard

thanks for any input guys, looking forward to driving mine out somewhere soon, maybe even camp out with the lady and pups!

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Unread 04-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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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.

Please include:

Location: (off of highway/street/etc by the mailbox/trees/old house)
Cost: if any
Estimated time:hours or minutes
distance:miles
easy/med/hard

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.
No Cost
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!
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Unread 04-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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YES, definitely interested in this place! please PM me more info! I've been looking for a good mixture of driving/trails/fishing such as this.

Let me know.

thanks
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Unread 04-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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Heysus,

Here is a few pics of the spots I messaged you about. Sorry this is all I have at work. Have better pics at home I can post if you like. Threw one in of the Jeep!
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Unread 05-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Nice Pics. Carver Mill Road and Archer Road in Spartanburg, SC. Has some good wheeling too. Pisgah Forrest NC has some good gravel roads with some good scenery.
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Unread 05-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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Nice Pics. Carver Mill Road and Archer Road in Spartanburg, SC. Has some good wheeling too. Pisgah Forrest NC has some good gravel roads with some good scenery.
Where abouts in Pisgah?
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Unread 05-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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Go into Brevard and take the main entrance into pisgah. Ride around till ya see gravel roads etc. Most of the gates leading to the fire roads are locked, talk to the ranger station and u might be able to get a pass or something.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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Nice Pics. Carver Mill Road and Archer Road in Spartanburg, SC. Has some good wheeling too. Pisgah Forrest NC has some good gravel roads with some good scenery.
I've done Carver Mill but where is Archer and how does it compare to Carver? Thanks
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Unread 05-18-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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Nice! GvilleJeeper!!

I STILL haven't had a chance to get out to the place you pm'ed me about. Family flew in for a visit so we've been entertaining them. Getting pretty close to buying a lift and some wheels as well.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #10
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Archer Road is off of Isom Road. Archer road is the road that Ikes grill is on. The trails are right before Welchels furniture. You cant miss it.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
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Think I might try to head out there tomorrow. Will have to stop by Ikes first. Thanks do you wheel alot?
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Unread 05-23-2012, 07:05 AM   #12
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I try. I drive a tan/black 99 wrangler with tube fenders on 33s around town. parked it recently though due to gas.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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Well, I guess you can say a lot has happened in the last year so I have good excuses for not having driven out to these places.

Totaled my LJ, then got a cheap gas sipper for city driving. Got a new job, then I realized I still had that Jeep itch so I went all in and ordered an Unlimited Rubicon fresh from the factory.

It finally came in and now I'm looking to get that out into the trails. I'll start posting pics with labels as soon as I get out there. Thinking of going to carver mills this weekend to start with.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 12:08 AM   #14
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There's some places over here in Easley. Fruit mountain and turner hill. I've heard of a place called adger, don know much about it though.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
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There's some places over here in Easley. Fruit mountain and turner hill. I've heard of a place called adger, don know much about it though.
they were ticketing at fruit mountain last I heard, I havent been out there since 2009
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