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Old 07-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Trails in Virginia

So I've lived in Virginia for about a year now and it suck I've found nor trails at all grant it I live in portsmouth and its just one big city, but does anyone know of any trails within like a good three hour distance I'm willing to take a good weekend away from the city anyways.

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Old 07-08-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Virginia ATV Trails

The other option is getting (written) permission from private landowners near you.

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Old 07-13-2011, 06:50 AM   #3
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I live in va as well. The only trails I know of is Gorge Washington national park and assiteague beach off Chincoteague island. That's about it. From what I understand the trails in the national forest have fees but their suppost to be pretty good
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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You need to come to the cove campground in Winchester VA. Awesome place for trails. Big Dogs offroad holds jeep events with sponsors every few months. Google it...
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I live in Portsmouth too. I know some private land out in driver that my boy owns has about 2 miles running through out the woods and we plan on expanding it. And a mud/ dirt bike trail in the front. As far as camping off roading you have George Washington NF which is awesome. Hat field McCoy trails. Give me a shout if you trying to go out some time....
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:21 AM   #6
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Just joined the group. Live in Norfolk va. Looking for off road opportunities as well. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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I live in va.beach would like to find some peeps to go off road with locally
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #8
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Im in DC but ive been out to GWNF about 3 times now...pretty good trails...strictly trail riding though

i would like to find some more terrain, hopefully some sand or mudding, reeeally wanna try some mudding

real busy in upcoming weeks but if anybody wants to go maybe this friday the 2nd i would be down...im on a stock rig but wanna find new trails outside GWNF (although it is pretty solid)
let me know
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #9
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The Cove Campground in Gore is BA. same place the hold the big dogs events I'd wheel there
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:05 PM   #10
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im game. whats it like out there? ive heard good things just never been anywhere except GWNF
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:09 PM   #11
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Going to Peters Mill Run in GWNF Friday-Saturday.. Any supplies that they require you to have? Besides permit fee
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:03 AM   #12
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not that im aware of-- frankly ive never even had to present my permit; i would recommend bleeding your tires a bit cause the trail is real rocky (small rocks...bumpy ride) theres a lot of stations within 10 miles of the entrances where you can fill up afterwards

if we dont end up arranging something for the campgrounds (and you want some another rider) id be interested in coming out to meet you guys friday
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:03 PM   #13
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I'd be interested in joining up for a Saturday ride...you still planning to go?
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Ill be getting there around or after 11 pm friday. I live a ways away. And we're gunna wake up around 7-8 am (sleepin in parking lot) to go on the easy trails. Deflate tires to 15 psi right??

And yep we're still going for sure. Would you like to meet us out there around 730 or 8 am saturday?
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Ill be getting there around or after 11 pm friday. I live a ways away. And we're gunna wake up around 7-8 am (sleepin in parking lot) to go on the easy trails. Deflate tires to 15 psi right??

And yep we're still going for sure. Would you like to meet us out there around 730 or 8 am saturday?
not sure on how low to deflate but 15 sounds solid--my bleeder sucks and just getting it down to 22 takes forever; i can probably come out saturday, i dont think i can get out there that early though, probably noon at earliest, how long are you guys be riding?

also, there are a few camp grounds in GWNF, and depending on where you enter the trails there are some big lots a half mile in where you can post up, set up a fire and what not
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:43 PM   #16
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not sure on how low to deflate but 15 sounds solid--my bleeder sucks and just getting it down to 22 takes forever; i can probably come out saturday, i dont think i can get out there that early though, probably noon at earliest, how long are you guys be riding?

also, there are a few camp grounds in GWNF, and depending on where you enter the trails there are some big lots a half mile in where you can post up, set up a fire and what not
We'd probably be done by then unfortunately. My friend wants to be home around 1. I'm bringing firewood... If there's a place that allows it I want to camp there.. Where's this at!?
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #17
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Pete's Mill Run

Hey lucky, we could meet you out there by 8...it'd be tough to get out there much earlier as I'll be coming in from DC. Want to meet at one of the stations off 81 to bleed the tires and gas up?
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Hey lucky, we could meet you out there by 8...it'd be tough to get out there much earlier as I'll be coming in from DC. Want to meet at one of the stations off 81 to bleed the tires and gas up?
I'd wait to airdown till the park but that's just me. Its still 11mi from the gas station to the park entrance.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #19
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I'd wait to airdown till the park but that's just me. Its still 11mi from the gas station to the park entrance.
i think so as well;

there are actual campgrounds to the side of the road that runs through the GWNF where they have fire pits and whatnot, but, if you enter at peters mill run and go half a mile in there are 2 lots where people camp out and make their out fire pits etc...one of them already has a pit
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i think so as well;

there are actual campgrounds to the side of the road that runs through the GWNF where they have fire pits and whatnot, but, if you enter at peters mill run and go half a mile in there are 2 lots where people camp out and make their out fire pits etc...one of them already has a pit
awesome thanks!
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #21
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Hey lucky, we could meet you out there by 8...it'd be tough to get out there much earlier as I'll be coming in from DC. Want to meet at one of the stations off 81 to bleed the tires and gas up?
Hey we could probably meet you at 8. But we should meet at the trail entrance and bleed the tires then. We'll be camping so I guess we will see ya in the morning maybe! Just curious, how many people would be coming in your group and how old are ya? I don't know how long after 8 we could wait cause we gotta get back around 1.. but this could work
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #22
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Hey Alex,

We'll get down there as quickly as we can and plan to be there by 8. It will just be me, my girlfriend and the Rubi. I'm 34 (but my gf swears I don't act it). How many will be in your group?

If you could fwd your cell that would be helpful...mine is 757.503.3592.

Looking forward to seeing you guys out there!

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #23
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if you know of any place locally or within 20 -25 miles I'm in..

thanks,
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #24
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Tuesday Dec 20th

Anybody have an interest in hitting GWNF tomorrow??
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I went to Peter's Mill for the first time yesterday and had a blast. It's a very fun and relatively easy trail that I imagine most 4wds could do.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #26
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For the more serious crawler, check out Crozet 4x4 park. The land is owned by a wheeler. $25 day fee. I went a few years ago and it's a blast! There are plenty of YouTube videos on it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:26 PM   #27
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just checked out Crozet, looks pretty sweet-- you think id be able to go with a stock JK? stock 32s, but i have winch and front skid plate/bumper?
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ilevine, there are some 'easier' trails there. I'd look around on the internet to see what others have gone and done there. I wouldn't want to set you up for failure.
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Here is a thread about stockish JKs there.

Crozet, Va. Trip 2/20 [Archive] - JK-Forum.com - The Ultimate Jeep JK Wrangler Bulletin Board

I'd definitely recommend more skids though, and sliders.
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Here is a thread about stockish JKs there.

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I'd definitely recommend more skids though, and sliders.
just checked it out, and some videos, probably not gonna head out until i get a dif cover and some other basics, including sliders

still trying to find some people to head out with tomorrow if your not working or anything vbtjeeper

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