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Old 06-24-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Trails Roanoke Virginia Help - Broad Run

Just recently purchased a new jeep wrangler sport and I want to get it dirty around Roanoke, VA. My wife works this weekend and I will probably tread out alone just to get a feel of the off road experience on my own. Not too much and don't plan on pushing it too hard first time out.

I've heard of Broad Run and wanted to check it out. I am running a stock sport and didn't know if that trail would be easy enough to start out on.

Any Advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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Broad run or bobblets gap. Never been to either but heard they are good mild trails. Did you get to go?

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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Yes, checked out Broad Run and have Bobletts on the radar along with ShoeCreek up in Amherst area.

Broad Run is a nice trail ride, smooth rocks, a bunch of stream crossings (bumper deep at times), couple mud areas. Kids loved it. I'm running a stock sport with wrangler st 29s (very barebones) at the moment and never hit 4hi but once and probably didn't need it.

I've also been running Poor Mountain a couple times and it's similar in ease. Not as fun as Broad Run, but went up after the rain and found some good mud runs around the towers area. The back side from Salem is a nice scenic off road ride up. No issues again there.

I'm gonna check out bobletts in a couple weeks and have heard similar that it's very stock friendly.

Glad I've taken it out a few times, because at first I had all these ideas of pimping out the jeep for serious off road adventures but really with whats local, nothing is too intense except for Potts (so I've heard). So my plan is to go with a moderate lift, 33s at least and some good protection underneath to get through a Potts run. Probably the only real rock crawling that's in the area.

The advice of getting your feet wet first was good for me, because I don't plan to do too much outside of the area except maybe a few outer banks trips and now that I've seen a few, I don't need to blow the bank as crazy as I thought.

Will say though it's been fun as hell and the kids love it.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:23 PM   #4
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Coming down from up north later this week to the Roanoke/Lynchburg area for a few days. What is the best way to find Broad Run trail (GPS address) and is it good this time of year?

Anybody out there or other trails in the area on Saturday?

Thanks - a damn yankee.
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Sorry for reviving an old thread. How did your jeep do on Broad run and Bobletts Gap? And where is that Poor Mountain trail? You said it was a scenic ride back from salem.

Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:14 AM   #6
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Broad run was perfect for my stock jeep. I've been now in Spring, Summer and Fall and water levels haven't been anywhere near too sketch yet. I went to Bobletts (back in October), but it was closed(?) there was a gate down, so I didn't proceed.

Poor Mountain is alright there are a few different mud holes that can be found and you can explore around the towers and stuff at the top. I accessed it from Barley Drive in Salem and then Turned onto Poor Mountain Road, which will take you up and over to Bent mountain.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:10 PM   #7
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Thanks! I'll have to check out the Poor Mtn. trails sometime as I live close to the Cave Spring/Cotton Hill area. As for Broad run, where is that?

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