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Unread 02-27-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Any trails around the bay area?

Looking for somewhere to wheel around the bay area.

I just picked up my 06 Rubicon on Wednesday, I am looking for an easy enjoyable place to go offroading this weekend. I have a winch, but no one else with a 4x4 to go.

Just looking for something within an hour and a half that is not to tough for a beginner, but offers some small challenges for my Jeep.

Thanks.

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Unread 02-27-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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There's an identical thread down this page a bit further

Anywho, congrats on the purchase! Hollister Hills is a lot of fun and has lots of trails/obstacles you can give a try, and not really be worried about being out on your own. Frank Raines also isn't too far away. Other than that, you're going to have to head East on I-80 towards the Sierras to find some trails
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Unread 02-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thank you. I dont know how I overlooked the identical thread. Thanks again.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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hollister and prarie city are your closest options for OHV parks
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Unread 02-28-2009, 02:36 PM   #5
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Congrats on the Rubi!!! My friends and I are going to Hollister on Sunday 03/01.. Your more than welcome to join us... We all live in the Bay Area... In fact I'm in SF, my buddies are in Emeryville and Hayward.. Meet on the road or at the Park.. No pressure just have fun up to your level..
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Unread 02-28-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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i sent you a pm Josh... my name is jeremiah and well be leaving san francisco/emeryville/hayward between 0900a and 1000a.. were gonna caravan to hollister and your more than welcome to join the drive down.. or you can meet us there between 1200 or 1230.. i left you my phone number in the pm.. well will also be on ch16 for the drive down and while at hollister.. im in an blk 08 rubi unlim.. and my buddy is in a blk 05 4runner...
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Unread 02-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #7
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Carnagie or Hollister - March 11,12?

Hi,

We're coming down south in the second week of March to get away from this damned snow burying our mountains. Mostly a mountain bike trip, but would love to get the Jeep dirty too. We'll be staying in San Jose for the week.

Anyone up for some "easy" wheeling (I'm in a lifted, trail-rated Patriot) mid week? March 11 or 12 would be ideal, but we're flexible.

You'll be surprised what the Patriot can do. I just always go with another truck "in case".



As a side note - the SVRA websites seem to focus on ATV's and motorbikes. Are they Jeep friendly too? I'm guessing yes by this thread...

How much $ to play there for a day?
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Unread 03-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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We went today, it was $5.00. There are two sections of the place, one for dirtbikes and one for trucks. I will be out of town on the dates that you will be down here, have to go to Virginia for a week for work. I am going to post some pictures shortly from our trip today.
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Unread 03-01-2009, 08:26 PM   #9
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I did not get a whole lot of pictures, I am sure other people have more. I had a really good time, it was a lot of fun.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 12:09 AM   #10
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Josh that was a BLAST!!!
good to meet you and your buddy..
here are more pics..
i wish i got more but the rain poured to hard for me to risk my camera..








there was so much more but i didnt get pics
and that was cool of you to winch out that jeep
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Unread 03-03-2009, 01:27 AM   #11
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Got a wheeling trip for this weekend at frank raines in the works. You interested?
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Unread 03-03-2009, 10:23 AM   #12
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Looks like you guys had a great time!

I haven't been to Hollister in ages... Every time I turn around something new is going wrong with my rig (Like my $180 DS rebuild yesterday : ), and I think my bearings in my D35 are going bad... Aaaand I've still got to fix my tranny... Then there's all 4 ball joints up front...
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Unread 03-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #13
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Got a wheeling trip for this weekend at frank raines in the works. You interested?
I am gonna be out of town for a week as of this Friday. I am gonna try to go somewhere tomorrow and do some wheeling though.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 12:22 AM   #14
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Looks fun
I just bought a 2013 Sahara and been looking for a place to do some wheeling
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Unread 06-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #15
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Looks fun
I just bought a 2013 Sahara and been looking for a place to do some wheeling
Welcome.

Where are you located? Frank Raines is about to close for the summer and Carnegie only has a small obstacle course but its rather good to hone your skills. Shoot me a PM if you've got a free weekend to go play.
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