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post #1 of 10 Old 09-03-2012, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Shoe Creek Trail, VA August 2012

Okay, I have the details on Shoe Creek for anyone who has been thinking of going there... is it still open, is it private, can I make it, etc. I ran the whole trail on Thursday 8/30/12 and here is the debrief!

First off, I did it in a stock 2012 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door hard top. My experience level is low, mostly sand dunes and puddles, and this is my first jeep. I found it exciting and relatively challenging. I ran it with my wife and two kids. Most of the trail is just bumpy rocks, several small creek crossings (which might be cooler after some good rain!), but there are definitely some challenges and spots to mess up your ride if you're not careful. We were completely solo, by the way, and only passed two other jeeps, so just be aware before you start. I can't give you solid directions to the trail head but the GPS coordinates took me straight there: 37' 47.263 N / 079' 06.173 W. You will probably never find it without that, trust me. The ride out there is like deliverance. Use the GPS coordinates.

The trail is open, easy to follow and any private property stuff is very well marked. The trail is about 3.1 miles and it took us almost two hours, but we stopped for pictures and exploring. If you have mods, lifts and experience I assume its a cake walk, but still fun. I have no mods, a stock jeep and little experience so I thought it was a blast but still challenging. You're going uphill most of the way and you end up at Crabtree Falls. All and all pretty cool and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Its a rock crawl, mostly. Hope this helps anyone like me who lives out at the beach and has been looking for something more than sand dunes! I'll try to upload a picture or two also. Enjoy!

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-03-2012, 07:29 PM
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Very fun trail , it was the first rockcrawling I ever did . There used to be a LOT of places to go but most of its closed now . I hope it stays open for a long time , I look forward to going back up in the near future .

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Glad you had a good time! I've only been out there once, it was a little bit too easy for me to justify making the 3 1/2 hour trip again, unfortunately...I went with two Jeeps (a stock Rubi TJ and a TJ on 33's) and a completely stock Taco and neither of them had a lick of trouble, although they avoided most of the "obstacles."

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Glad you had a good time! I've only been out there once, it was a little bit too easy for me to justify making the 3 1/2 hour trip again, unfortunately...I went with two Jeeps (a stock Rubi TJ and a TJ on 33's) and a completely stock Taco and neither of them had a lick of trouble, although they avoided most of the "obstacles."
15 years ago there was a lot more , and you could link it across the mountain to Coal Road / Kennedys Ridge . It was a lot of fun . I am heading up there in the next few weeks once I get out of Westchester .

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looks like fun

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mjmnrem looks like fun. Would you go back? I am right down from ya in Suffolk Va, been wanting to make a tirp here really bad but I was thinking there was a lot more trails than there is. Kinda looking for a camping trip something Friday-Sunday, any other places around?
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mjmnrem looks like fun. Would you go back? I am right down from ya in Suffolk Va, been wanting to make a tirp here really bad but I was thinking there was a lot more trails than there is. Kinda looking for a camping trip something Friday-Sunday, any other places around?
Look up Coal Road and Kennedys Ridge . In addition to that theres a few trails off of route 33 as you head over to WV . Shoe Creek has a lot of good camping spots along the way .

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mjmnrem looks like fun. Would you go back? I am right down from ya in Suffolk Va, been wanting to make a tirp here really bad but I was thinking there was a lot more trails than there is. Kinda looking for a camping trip something Friday-Sunday, any other places around?
mblue... I would definitely go back, but largely because I don't know many trails other than that yet! There's spots to pull off and camp, light a fire, etc. I see that many people find this trail very easy, and maybe I was just paranoid since my jeep is brand new and totally stock, but some of the rocks and obstacles were definitely a learning experience for me! Until I get a lift and bigger tires, I may just do the bottom half and camp at one of those sites. I'm on the hunt now for like a mud run kind of thing. Anyone know of any good ones in VA/NC?
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Let me know when ya'll are going to shoe creek I would like to tag along been there a few times by myself. Done the trail and obsticals in a stock 4 door jk and a stock 2 door jk. If anyony is going let me know. I live in lynchburg.
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Heading up to shoe creek on tuesday if anyone wants to go.
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