I'm looking for some details on the shoe creek trail system. Such as, where exactly is the trailhead, and is it still even open to the public? Is there any planned group events up there soon?
Perkins mill rd, Roseland Va. Perkins mill rd turns Into the trailhead. You'll end up what basically seems like your driving though a guys yard, but it's a road. Yes it is open to the public, I went about 2-3 weeks ago. As for any meets, I'm not too sure, but create your own event for it and invite people.
I went up to The Priest peak which is on the Appalachian Trail but we came from the north side all the way to where it crosses the trail. To continue south on that trail it was restricted to ATV and dirt bike only so make sure your not driving where you shouldn't.
Shoe Creek trail follows the West side of "The Priest" Wilderness area and is shown on maps 27 and 28 on the MVUM. The Lousianna-shaped area in the middle is the private land crossing that has been allowed. Attached is a colorized version.
The main trail crosses private property for approximately 1/2 mile dead center on the Shoe Creek Trail. The owners have supported innocent passage but many wheelers still drive off the main trail and into private land. Exploring off the main trail is threatening access to the entire thing. Keep an eye out for signs. NOTE: ANYTHING off the trail to the East is Wilderness Area with NO MOTOR VEHICLES allowed. Big time federal trespass if caught.
Are you going solo? There is zero cell reception on the trial and limited once you get out. Just FYI. If you wanna know about the trail PM me. Nothing too difficult though. I'm stock and I run it just fine.
I'll been trying to meet up with a group to go to Shoe Creek. I have a very capiable TJ. I'm looking to head down there this weekend, let's get a group together. I have Two rubicons I work with possibly coming as well
I live in Harrisonburg but I'm from Lynchburg. I'm not exactly sure where Shoe Creek is at but I don't mind making a trip to go do Shoe Creek, I have never done it before but have heard a lot about it.
I will be getting a final head count by the end of today. If you are thinking about coming out to Shoe Creek this Saturday at 1:00 please let me know by the end of today if you will be coming out. I live in Harrisonburg so I will be making quite a trip down and would hate for just me to show up.
I'm thinking a week or two for me, I have a crack in my exhaust manifold(kind of intoxicating in the cab) and I need to patch it temporarily or buy a header. I'm gonna check used parts forum here for one.