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09-14-2014 02:48 PM
DoubleOSahara
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Originally Posted by Michigunman View Post
Lack of No Trespassing signs or gates really doesn't mean anything. If you are not on a known public roadway you need to know who owns the property and have their permission to be on it. Power Lines and property behind "X" establishment are clearly not legal. We have enough problems with reputation in the Off Road community. As a group we need to be responsible and stick to the legal stuff. No matter how harmless dodging down that wooded trail you find may seem, we must resist the urge. I know some will continue doing what they do, but I at least needed to say it.
To add to this I know of people who have taken "no trespassing" signs down so that if someone shows up they can say it wasn't marked. Just because it's not marked does not mean it's ok to explore. Yeah it sucks that many of us don't have places to ride close by but we should be responsible in order to protect what places we still have to ride on.
09-14-2014 02:25 PM
Michigunman Lack of No Trespassing signs or gates really doesn't mean anything. If you are not on a known public roadway you need to know who owns the property and have their permission to be on it. Power Lines and property behind "X" establishment are clearly not legal.

We have enough problems with reputation in the Off Road community. As a group we need to be responsible and stick to the legal stuff. No matter how harmless dodging down that wooded trail you find may seem, we must resist the urge.

I know some will continue doing what they do, but I at least needed to say it.
09-14-2014 10:14 AM
joelbarrett Agreed, anything that says "No Trespassing" is off-limits and you could pay the price if you're caught there. I wouldn't do it. There are however many dirt roads and open or somewhat open (overgrown) trails you can find if you look closely. Some are gated and obviously off-limits; others aren't and are publicly accessible. When you have a Jeep, if you aren't afraid of some scratches, there are lots of old dirt trails you can find.
09-12-2014 01:45 PM
Rockyriver
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Originally Posted by DesignKing View Post
I want to know more about the "powerlines" area. Wife does our grocery shopping there at the Wal-Mart between Sugarloaf & L'Ville Suwanee... it's around that area right? Where would I find an entrance? Is it legal?
Thanks guys!
The power lines are not legal and I am sure Gwinnett County PD and Ga Power Security will let you know when they catch you. It is private property owned by Ga Power.
I have seen jeeps towed away at owner expense by the Mall of GA power lines. I assume ticketed also.
09-12-2014 01:26 PM
Michellestemper1221 Yes I agree with you , There really isn't a lot in Gwinnett.
09-12-2014 12:01 PM
DoubleOSahara I think you may be talking about something that will be on the right if you're driving towards that walmart from old norcross on Lville Suwanee. If that's what you're talking about then I've driven past it for years always curious about what's back there. Satellite image indicates that there's very little. Honestly it's probably not legal and that's why I've never ventured back there. Other trails in the Hiawasee area are Charlie's creek and bell Mtn. Near dawsonville there is sheeps wallow. Do a quick search and you'll find info about them. The Jeeps on Trails website has them documented as well.

Edit: as far as gwinnett goes, there's really nothing that's legal.
09-12-2014 06:35 AM
DesignKing I want to know more about the "powerlines" area. Wife does our grocery shopping there at the Wal-Mart between Sugarloaf & L'Ville Suwanee... it's around that area right? Where would I find an entrance? Is it legal?
Thanks guys!
09-11-2014 03:53 PM
DesignKing Got my Jeep in March (06' Rubi), live in Lawrenceville. Only place I've gone so far is Tray Mountain in Helen. Love that area, but would like something closer to home when I need my mud/trail fix. lol Also, kind of new to the area, Only lived here a little over a year. So any trail locations, info, etc.... would be awesome guys! Thanks!!! email me: mikedesignking@gmail.com
08-18-2014 11:18 AM
joelbarrett Added!
08-15-2014 09:55 PM
NoGaBiker I know this is an old thread (lol, I started reading it just now and saw things like, "Let's meet up next Wednesday at the so-and-so" and started getting excited. Then saw it was from 2011! )

Anyway, funny story about the Sugar Hill power lines. I am shopping for my Wrangler in March. I have a fatherless kid I mentor every week who lives in Sugar Hill. So I'm driving with him towards Mall of Ga and see a Jeep dealer. Stop in and they have a JK 3.6 with 6 speed manual, which I haven't been able to find anywhere for a test drive -- all autos.

Salesman tosses me the keys, and me and the boy go for a test drive. We're just cruising around the backstreets, paying no attention to things (I don't know the area all that well.) Come out at a parking lot next to the big old building that used to be a foundry or mill or something and is now a collection of shops, I guess. I turn into the parking lot and just cruise through. It's dark out, raining slightly, parking lot empty.

I cruise to the back of it, notice a slight part in the bushes. I nose the Jeep up into it and suddenly, like the Pevensie children stepping through the Wardrobe and into Narnia, I found myself in an off-road wonderland! I started easing down into the dirt and went about halfway down the first hill before realizing I was going to make a terrible mess of somebody else's Jeep and I didn't want to do that.

So I took it back and bought my own from him. On the way home from picking it up (I had to order so didn't get it till May 3) my first stop was at the power lines! Been back several times since. I like most of it, but that narrow bridge at the low point, when it's wet, pretty easy to slide off sideways and have to winch yourself out. (Just sayin'...
08-15-2014 01:39 PM
GWS22 I just emailed you Joel!
08-11-2014 08:23 AM
joelbarrett Awesome! Good that your fiancee had a blast too... that could be a deal killer if she didn't.

Also, do you have a location for the Charles Creek road? If so, I'll add it to the list.

Joel
08-10-2014 09:44 PM
PaddysPub
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Originally Posted by joelbarrett View Post
If you are interested in getting added to my Google Map that shows all the locations I've collected, please just email me at joel@brainslap.com and I'll add you.

Thanks,
Joel

Joel, you added me to your Goofle Map and I went to check out the location offf Lville Suwanee rd awith my pup and we got our first bit of ga mud. It was so good that my fiancee and I drove up to Charlies Creek in Hiawassee today. loved every minute of it!

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06-08-2014 02:38 PM
joelbarrett If you are interested in getting added to my Google Map that shows all the locations I've collected, please just email me at joel@brainslap.com and I'll add you.

Thanks,
Joel
11-24-2013 10:11 AM
F150D97 what are the directions to these dirt trails? and there is also mud trails and mud holes behind eastside hospital on tree lane, off of Ronald Reagan and 124.i go there pretty often and know a lot of people that do and we havnt had any problems yet.
03-04-2013 09:47 PM
pcooksey Living down on the Southwest side near Fulton Industrial. I just bought a Sahara. It is pretty imaculate so I don't want to scratch it up. But I want to do some good dirt roads.
03-11-2012 06:04 PM
Armin ALSO there is a "trail" by the walmart off of lville suwanee, i also live in lawrenceville. Add me on facebook (armin memovic) my phone is shatteredm if anyone ever wants to go to any of these places.
03-11-2012 06:03 PM
Armin There is a place called union grove down in lithonia. Legality is debated though. I know tons of people that go there on like a weekly basis, but when i went there, the cops told me to leave. . . along with the 7 cruisers, 4 bikes and one charger awaiting me at the gate. Someone called the police previous to the event though, and i WAS the only one dumb enough to show up, even though someone threatened to phone them.
03-06-2012 06:06 PM
dksland
Dirt Oval

if you're looking for a good place to get a little mud on the tires, there's a big dirt lot in the woods off of GA92. its just next to the lifetime fitness, across the street from the Woodlands neighborhood. Theres a bumpy oval track, a couple jumps and mud pits, and a steep loose dirt hill to climb up.
03-06-2012 05:26 AM
3S00W I live in Lawrenceville, inbox me for my cell # so u can text me if u ever wanna go ride. I've done the powerlines and 317 trails once each. I work M-F and am home by lunch. Always wanna ride and meet people.
02-21-2012 11:41 PM
hsjeep
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Originally Posted by joelbarrett View Post
Took the wifey on the power lines between Sugarloaf Pkwy and Suwannee this past Sunday. This was just enough to get my JK a little muddy and ensure my wife was comfortable with going off-road. We had a blast. Yes, yes, I know.... LAME! But it was fun and a good intro. Wifey even said she wants to do more next time so now I'm looking for someone to tag along with the next time you guys plan a day trip somewhere to N. GA or somewhere else fairly close.
On second thought, I may have actually found it by chance on google maps...do you enter by purcell road?
02-21-2012 11:10 PM
hsjeep
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Originally Posted by joelbarrett View Post
Took the wifey on the power lines between Sugarloaf Pkwy and Suwannee this past Sunday. This was just enough to get my JK a little muddy and ensure my wife was comfortable with going off-road. We had a blast. Yes, yes, I know.... LAME! But it was fun and a good intro. Wifey even said she wants to do more next time so now I'm looking for someone to tag along with the next time you guys plan a day trip somewhere to N. GA or somewhere else fairly close.
Could you tell me how to get there? I am trying to head out in the afternoon. Just going with a buddy.
02-21-2012 09:44 PM
bama0915 Sounds awesome. And looking forward to it.
02-21-2012 07:48 PM
MotorCityBear As soon as mine comes in, (mid-March) I will try to connect with you guys for some fun in the dirt.
02-21-2012 03:12 PM
bama0915 I live on the kennesaw Woodstock line. We just bought our Jeep a month ago. Never been off-roading. My wife and I would love to join another group of experienced riders for us to follow. My email is john.f.hudgins@Gmail.com. thanks and we look forward to riding with y'all.
02-13-2012 09:20 PM
MotorCityBear I should have my Sahara in mid-March and would love to join you guys on some "moderate" trails. I am new to off-roading and this will be my daily driver so I am not lifting it or hopefully not breaking anything. I am also in the Norcross area.
01-12-2012 02:02 PM
joelbarrett Done.

Joel
01-10-2012 05:07 PM
Teej1088
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Originally Posted by joelbarrett View Post
Send me an email at joel@brainslap.com and I'll send you a link to a Google Maps site where I've been "collecting" off-road sites to visit.

Joel
Joel, could you send me that link as well? My email is teej8@live.com
12-26-2011 03:22 PM
joelbarrett Done.
12-26-2011 02:15 PM
sswalker2004 Just sent you an email. Thanks!
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