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10-15-2014 02:02 PM
elise
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Originally Posted by brighton View Post

Depending on where your route takes you, someone a few weeks ago at the Sheriff's Jeepfest was telling me about the Cove which I believe is in N. Carolina. It didn't sound too difficult, but nice trail riding with beautiful scenery. I'll try to find out out more about it and post it here.
Again thanks! I could check NC and SC forums, too -- once I know when I am going.
10-15-2014 01:53 PM
brighton
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Thanks so much Brighton -- I can't get to Ocala this weekend, but Jeeptoberfest sure sounds like a great outting. SC would be good on my way north. I have noted these places and will look them up. I am looking for easy rides, not mudding or rocks.
Depending on where your route takes you, someone a few weeks ago at the Sheriff's Jeepfest was telling me about the Cove which I believe is in N. Carolina. It didn't sound too difficult, but nice trail riding with beautiful scenery. I'll try to find out out more about it and post it here.
10-15-2014 11:35 AM
elise Thanks so much Brighton -- I can't get to Ocala this weekend, but Jeeptoberfest sure sounds like a great outting. SC would be good on my way north. I have noted these places and will look them up. I am looking for easy rides, not mudding or rocks.
10-15-2014 10:18 AM
brighton
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Any good spots you can recommend in SC for a novice Jeeper? Thanks
The Gulches ORP has a variety of trails, mostly easy to intermediate, and a few hardcore. In fact, last time I was there we had a couple of inexperienced jeepers that stayed on the easier trails but still had a great time. Even some of the intermediate trails will have bypasses around the harder obstacles or lines that will be easier, avoiding rocks, for example. It's about 1.5 hours west of Columbia. The biggest problem is it will close after heavy rain so it's hard to plan too far in advance. We'll have a standby alternate location like Durhamtown, just in case. Durhamtown is closer to Augusta, GA and has some easier trails with some hill climbs but not much rocks.

The best way to gain experience is seat time, and it really helps to go wheeling with more experienced jeepers. You can do trails that you're comfortable with and then decide when you want to try something a little harder.

If you can get to Ocala this weekend, the stock obstacle course at Jeeptoberfest is a really great way to see what it's like to drive on something that's relatively easy but a little more challenging than just the sandy trails and mud holes around here. Nothing a first-time jeeper with a stock jeep can't handle, but still fun. You can watch the jeeps on the intermediate course which you can easily attain to with more experience. It's also fun just to watch the big-boy jeeps and buggies on the extreme course.
10-14-2014 05:24 PM
elise
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It's why I drive north to Georgia, S. Carolina, Alabama, 5-6 times a year to wheel. At least these areas are more easily reachable from Jax than living in central or south Florida.
Any good spots you can recommend in SC for a novice Jeeper? Thanks
10-14-2014 01:48 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
There are zero legal spots here in jacksonville.
+1. Sad but true. Besides Osceola and Ocala Nat'l. Forests, Jennings State Forest has some light trail riding, and of course the beaches.

It's why I drive north to Georgia, S. Carolina, Alabama, 5-6 times a year to wheel. At least these areas are more easily reachable from Jax than living in central or south Florida.
10-14-2014 08:59 AM
NFGZ
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Looks like an opening down the powerlines off of Bartram Park Blvd that opens up to trails. Has anybody ever explored this?
I used to drive that road daily, there's no opening for that. Also, people here are very against wheeling on private property / trespassing on land like this... Best to search for legal land to wheel on. Again, Osceola and Ocala are going to be your best bet. There are zero legal spots here in jacksonville.
10-13-2014 07:39 PM
Wheeling T Looks like an opening down the powerlines off of Bartram Park Blvd that opens up to trails. Has anybody ever explored this?
10-13-2014 05:20 PM
elise
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I have a few .........

This was our second trip to Chocco. All in all, a fun jeeping weekend that everyone can enjoy. They have camping in the park and motels nearby. Jacksonville, Florida to Jacksonville, Alabama is about a 7 hour drive.

Choccolocco Mountain Off Road Vehicle Park | Jacksonville, AL 36265
Thanks so much for the info -- that looks like a great outting. I am learning alot on this forum!
10-13-2014 03:39 PM
CrossOps Started out easy also, in Orange Park. And no, I did not tackle this dirt hill. It gets worse, a LOT worse on my friends land.

10-13-2014 02:53 PM
brighton
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Nice pics AND rocks -- is your under-carriage reinforced or can us novices attempt this?
I have a few extra skid plates, and a few extra dings. We had a couple of stock jeeps in our group with relatively new jeepers, but they took bypasses around the larger rocks. This was the Rubicon, one of the blue trails. Choccolocco has green (easy), blue (intermediate) and red (extreme) trails. Stock jeeps do fine on the green trails and some of the blue trails, although lockers are recommended on most of the blue. Most of the red trails are for buggies and extreme jeeps, and those who expect to break things on their jeep.

This was our second trip to Chocco. All in all, a fun jeeping weekend that everyone can enjoy. They have camping in the park and motels nearby. Jacksonville, Florida to Jacksonville, Alabama is about a 7 hour drive.

Choccolocco Mountain Off Road Vehicle Park | Jacksonville, AL 36265
10-13-2014 02:07 PM
elise
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Some of us from NE Florida went this weekend to play in the rocks and hills of Choccolocco Mountain. Next weekend is Jeeptoberfest, so no time to even clean up the jeep.
Nice pics AND rocks -- is your under-carriage reinforced or can us novices attempt this?
10-13-2014 01:42 PM
brighton Some of us from NE Florida went this weekend to play in the rocks and hills of Choccolocco Mountain. Next weekend is Jeeptoberfest, so no time to even clean up the jeep.



10-11-2014 07:13 AM
elise
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Originally Posted by PapasJP View Post

If you want to learn and try obstacles with your Jeep and talk to others/vendors, go to this event:

Ocala Jeep Club ┬╗ Jeeptoberfest

You will have a great time.
Thanks -- I saw that one. Maritime Fest commitment in St. Aug, but now I will watch the Jax area thread -- so much to learn here. :-)
10-11-2014 06:52 AM
UGADAWGFAN Ocala next weekend!!!!
10-11-2014 05:50 AM
PapasJP
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Originally Posted by elise View Post
I guess I have started on an e.a.s.y route --> the beach St.Aug....
If you want to learn and try obstacles with your Jeep and talk to others/vendors, go to this event:

Ocala Jeep Club ┬╗ Jeeptoberfest

You will have a great time.
10-10-2014 11:27 PM
elise I guess I have started on an e.a.s.y route --> the beach St.Aug....
09-24-2014 09:18 PM
localflgirl
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The ones I know about are Matanzas, Southern Sands, RocksnRutz, Just Jeeps of Jacksonville, and Black Creek Jeep in Clay County which is fairly new. There may be 1 or 2 others I've missed.

I belong to Just Jeeps and also attend some of the Matanzas events. Just Jeeps meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at Hooters on San Jose Blvd. and then rotates places to meet on a 5th Saturday. Matanzas rotates their meeting places all around the area, including St. Augustine. I've also run into jeepers from other clubs on outings and I'm sure you'd be welcome at any of the clubs, it may just depend on how close you are to the club meeting spots.

Some of us will be heading up to Jasper, GA for the Sheriff's Jeepfest next weekend so we'll miss the meeting on Sept. 6th but you'd definitely be welcome to come out to a Just Jeeps club meeting or event any time.

its been awhile since i have been on here thanks for the info def interested in some of the jeep clubs, we just signed up for jeeptoberfest. i live near the town center area so hopefully i can find something in this area or maybe make a meeting to meet other jeepers ,) thanks again
09-19-2014 12:37 PM
NFGZ No legal spots unfortunately. Osceola is about an hour past St Augustine and has endless trails for wheeling and camping. Trying to plan a trip there in 2 weeks
09-19-2014 10:36 AM
OQUINSJK New to this thread! Looking for some good trails and mud holes around the area. Let me know if anyone wants to ride!
09-17-2014 08:10 AM
brighton +1 for Jeeptoberfest. It's a great event, the only problem has been the long lines for the obstacle courses the last couple of years because the number of jeeps has grown so much. Even just watching the jeeps and buggies on the extreme course is fun.
09-16-2014 03:19 PM
Smitty4x4
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just got my jeep last week , anyone suggest any good jeep clubs to join in jax thanks
You might also want to check out Jeeptoberfest. It is coming up and not too far from you. Clubs from all over FL will be attending. They also have a trail for stock Jeeps if you are new to wheeling or still running a stock Jeep. Lots of friendly Jeepers.
09-04-2014 07:55 AM
Dragon Jeep I'm new, lots to look at here

New figuring. It out

Southside
08-28-2014 03:13 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by localflgirl View Post
just got my jeep last week , anyone suggest any good jeep clubs to join in jax thanks
The ones I know about are Matanzas, Southern Sands, RocksnRutz, Just Jeeps of Jacksonville, and Black Creek Jeep in Clay County which is fairly new. There may be 1 or 2 others I've missed.

I belong to Just Jeeps and also attend some of the Matanzas events. Just Jeeps meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at Hooters on San Jose Blvd. and then rotates places to meet on a 5th Saturday. Matanzas rotates their meeting places all around the area, including St. Augustine. I've also run into jeepers from other clubs on outings and I'm sure you'd be welcome at any of the clubs, it may just depend on how close you are to the club meeting spots.

Some of us will be heading up to Jasper, GA for the Sheriff's Jeepfest next weekend so we'll miss the meeting on Sept. 6th but you'd definitely be welcome to come out to a Just Jeeps club meeting or event any time.
08-28-2014 01:32 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Look for the Mango Tango JKU carrying a guy with a big grin on his face.

Be happy to meet you in person brother, and see that awesome new front axle.
will be on the look out, same here... if you see the rig, come say hello!
08-27-2014 06:45 PM
Mooncalf
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Originally Posted by localflgirl View Post
just got my jeep last week , anyone suggest any good jeep clubs to join in jax thanks
Scroll thru this thread. There are several depending on where you live. I'm with Black Creek Jeep out of Clay County. We're a small, jeep only club. Let me know if ya want more info.
Oh, and BTW, welcome to the forum.
08-27-2014 03:26 PM
localflgirl just got my jeep last week , anyone suggest any good jeep clubs to join in jax thanks
08-26-2014 08:14 PM
PapasJP Yea, that was me at Dianne's.

We do Lochloosa if the weather is bad or if we just want a quite ride and wildlife.

Just depends on the season or hunting.

Let me know if you're going maybe I can tag along with you all.

I also do Osceola a lot and Citrus.
08-26-2014 06:58 AM
brighton
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Originally Posted by PapasJP View Post

I was part of the group at breakfast going to Lochloosa.
We must have run into you at Dianne's, a good meeting place for those of us in north Florida going to the Ocala area for Hardrock and Jeeptoberfest.

Maybe we can check out Lochloosa on a future trip to Ocala.
08-25-2014 11:54 AM
PapasJP If it is the rainy season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gktXIjzKTNU

I was part of the group at breakfast going to Lochloosa.

We had 6 Jeeps and it was dry except for 1 hole that swallowed all of us.....
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