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Old 10-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Looking for Trails around Charlottesville

Hello all,

I am a new jeep owner with an 09 wrangler unlimited. I am looking for trails around the charlottesville area to finally try out what its really made for. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks!

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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Closest fun one I know to Charlottesville is Shoe Creek Trail. Look uo 1132 Perkins Mill Road Roseland, VA that is the closest address to the trail head

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Old 10-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #3
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Plenty of fire roads, very few legal trails. Shoe creek is your best bet for 'wheeling' - but you can have a lil fun at Big Levels (coal rd @ lake sherando) and Flagpole, too. Or head on out to western albe and drive dirt roads till your heart is content.
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Thanks for the info both, iv heard shoe creek is good it's just a little far from the university here. BlueRidge, would you happen to know an address for either of those places you mentioned (besides show creek) to plug into a gps? Thanks for the help guys, new forum member here!
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Thanks for the info both, iv heard shoe creek is good it's just a little far from the university here. BlueRidge, would you happen to know an address for either of those places you mentioned (besides show creek) to plug into a gps? Thanks for the help guys, new forum member here!
No, sorry.

But I can tell you from the university get on 64W, head over the mtn, and get off at x96 (I think, next exit after x99 / rte250) on S Delphine. Turn left and follow Delphine until it turns into Mt Torrey (664). Follow this through lyndhurst and coal road will be on your right in a few miles. It is a dirt road with a large kiosk board near the road (with forest rules).

Alternatively, get off at x99 and head south on the parkway for about 13 miles. When you come to 664, turn right. When it dead ends, turn right (still on 664 - but Mt Torrey now). Follow this a couple miles and you will see the lake Sherando entrance on your left; coal rd is maybe a mile further, also on the left. Were I driving, I'd go this way.

Googling 'coal rd Sherando va' will bring it up on google maps. And remember your mvum!
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Would the coal rd trail be alright to run on with a stock setup? Just looking to see what it can do since I just bought it
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Would the coal rd trail be alright to run on with a stock setup? Just looking to see what it can do since I just bought it
yep, you'll be fine stock, a lot of trails in VA can be done stock. I've even seen people do Potts Mtn. Stock. I wheel with a guy, e has a 08 JK 2-dr..only mod..he put 33s on it..that's it, no lift
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Thanks for the info guys since I'm new to the jeep scene, hopefully going to head up there within the next week to check it out
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Thanks for the info guys since I'm new to the jeep scene, hopefully going to head up there within the next week to check it out
be sure to ALWAYS let someone know where you'll be and what time you plan on returning, for safety purposes, and always try to have another vehicle also wheel with you
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rbennett did you end up checking out Shoe Creek? I haven't been either, looking to head up there at some point during this long MLK weekend. If you're interested I wouldn't mind joining up to do some wheeling.
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rbennett did you end up checking out Shoe Creek? I haven't been either, looking to head up there at some point during this long MLK weekend. If you're interested I wouldn't mind joining up to do some wheeling.
Thanks for the invite but I am out of the area for the long weekend unfortunately. I checked out shoe creek and my stock jku could handle it up and back. Fun trail for sure definitely worth checking out if you're near
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Hey guys, I live the Cville area and I'd like to get up an check out some trails. Can't seem to find anyone that's wants to buddy up an do some trails.
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I'm game...although not looking for hard core trails as mine is stock and still has that new car smell.
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I'm game...although not looking for hard core trails as mine is stock and still has that new car smell.
Na, just hit a nice few basic trails.

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