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Old 07-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Coal Creek / Windrock Park

Hey all,

I've had my TJ for about a year now, and my little brother just bought his '07 JK. We are wanting to head down to TN, to the Coal Creek / Windrock park we've heard about, and hit the trails this weekend.

I've downloaded their map and trail guide - my question is, should we stick with just the easy trails, or could we do moderate?

I have an 98 TJ, 2" lift with 32" M/T tires.

He has a bone stock JK.

Has anyone ever done this park and can help out with some advice? Will we be good to go on the moderate trails? Could we even maybe try some of the black rated trails ( highest difficulty )?

Thanks all!

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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I was at Coal Creek a few months ago with a Jamboree and had an awesome time.

I wish I could remember trail numbers because a few of them were spectacular, but you will definitely have enough to do.

Many of the moderate trails have decent-sized rock gardens but nothing extreme, especially with good spotting. They would be a good starting point to see how things go.

If you're in the area, I would also strongly recommend spending a day at Royal Blue. The main trail is a few miles along a dirt/mud path with several fun steep/rutted portions, but then the last half has some really cool (but not terribly difficult as long as it's dry) rock crawling up to the top of an old mine.

I'll try to find some pictures to give you an idea, but it's a great area.

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Looked at some pictures and recognized trail 3 as one we did that was quite a bit of fun. It's a small black leg on the map between two greens.
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I was at Coal Creek a few months ago with a Jamboree and had an awesome time.

I wish I could remember trail numbers because a few of them were spectacular, but you will definitely have enough to do.

Many of the moderate trails have decent-sized rock gardens but nothing extreme, especially with good spotting. They would be a good starting point to see how things go.

If you're in the area, I would also strongly recommend spending a day at Royal Blue. The main trail is a few miles along a dirt/mud path with several fun steep/rutted portions, but then the last half has some really cool (but not terribly difficult as long as it's dry) rock crawling up to the top of an old mine.

I'll try to find some pictures to give you an idea, but it's a great area.
So you're thinking that we could probably tackle some of the moderate trails? Neither of us have a winch or even tow cables, and we REALLY don't want to get stuck or break anything. Or at least not break everything
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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So you're thinking that we could probably tackle some of the moderate trails? Neither of us have a winch or even tow cables, and we REALLY don't want to get stuck or break anything. Or at least not break everything
Well I'd definitely recommend grabbing a tow strap or two, but you should be alright All of the trails I did gave you an opportunity to turn around or go around when you found the tough portions.

We had a great spotter with us, but nobody broke anything. We also had a huge variety of Jeeps too, from a close to stock CJ to a JKR on 37s.
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We had a great spotter with us, but nobody broke anything. We also had a huge variety of Jeeps too, from a close to stock CJ to a JKR on 37s.
That's pretty sweet. I'm hoping that the culture there is pretty laid back and we'll have some good times, maybe even join up with a group. I'm really interested to see how his JK performs against my TJ.
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Check out knoxoffroad.com bunch of awesome guys with lots of Windrock experience.
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Check out knoxoffroad.com bunch of awesome guys with lots of Windrock experience.
Thanks, I'll check it out

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