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Old 01-20-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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Shoe creek details

Hey y'all,
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?

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-21-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks man I'll have to try and get up there sometime
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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Let me know when you decide to go, maybe I'll tag along with you depending on my work/school schedule.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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I was just there this past weekend. Follow perkins mill road to the end. Let us know if you plan on going so maybe we can get a group together.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Are any of the other trails still open in that area?
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:54 AM   #8
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Might be heading up there for a day trip if anyone is interested in tagging along
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #9
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I don't think the fire roads open until April 4 but I may be mistaken. But shoe creek is open
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:33 AM   #11
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The Nat Geo map for Shoecreek is #789. I would also recommend downloading the GWNF MVUM maps. Have fun.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #12
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The main trail is the only safe bet, any offshoot trails are problematic so make sure you know where you are with the Forest Service MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map). Here is a link to Virginia's: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5392127.pdf

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.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:16 PM   #13
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How long is shoe creek? Time to get through staying on main trail?
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:55 PM   #14
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Without stopping to guide someone? Easy like hour and a half to 2 hours tops
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Shoe Creek Trail This Saturday 10-14-14

Hey everyone im headed up to shoe creek trail this saturday to check it out what can anyone tell me about it?
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Hey everyone im headed up to shoe creek trail this saturday to check it out what can anyone tell me about it?
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.
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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.

Aight I PM you
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Anyone from the Roanoke area, or any area in that case, wanna hit shoe Creek in the next couple weeks? I'm running a stock YJ so from what I see here looks like I'll be fine.

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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
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:25 PM   #20
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:09 AM   #21
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Anyone from the Roanoke area, or any area in that case, wanna hit shoe Creek in the next couple weeks? I'm running a stock YJ so from what I see here looks like I'll be fine.

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If my schedule opens up ill be down to go. Im in roanoke. So feel free to pm me an we can go over details of needed
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That would be great I have two other guys in roanoke willing to go. Awhetsel what area are you in?

I just did bobblets gap Saturday solo it was pretty fun. Actually was my first ride off road in about 12 years.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:00 AM   #23
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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.
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Where is Bobblets Gap located?
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Bobblets gap is a fire road from Montvale to Buchanan near roanoke.
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I'll have to look that one up. Will you be making the trip to Shoe Creek this weekend.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:53 PM   #27
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I'd might be able to make it. Gota 01 Tj. I'v never been there either, just hit a few country trails.


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That would be awesome if you made it out man. I have a friend with a rubicon possibly coming out and a rock crawling YJ with a Winch. I have a '05 TJ myself.
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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.
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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.

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