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boxercrazy1 09-02-2011 10:18 AM

Any Trails in Tampa,FL??
 
Hello fellow jeepers.. looking for some trails in Tampa/New Port Richey area.. any help would be greatly appreciated.. thanks..
Rick Ramirez

Arpd3 09-02-2011 10:49 AM

I thought Florida was mainly flat...No fun

Russhost 12-03-2011 04:25 PM

Hey, Rick--did anyone give you a clue about where to off-road in Tampa? Have you found any good areas on your own? Thanks!

Russhost 12-26-2011 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Russhost
Hey, Rick--did anyone give you a clue about where to off-road in Tampa? Have you found any good areas on your own? Thanks!

Just in case you check in. Just N of Tampa and W of Floral City is the Holder Mine area. You can Google Holder Mine Florida to find out more. My son and I went up to an area just off I-75 called the Croom Wildlife Management area where they have trails for motor bikes, ATVs, and Jeeps. We took trail #9 to trail 8 to find some mature sink holes with enough erosion that you could drop over the edge and roar up the other side in lo-4 without so much of an ascent angle that you risked flipping over backward. One of the sinkholes was close to a hillock so you could climb up and then nose down for a run thru the trees to the sink hole. The base is mostly sand, so best if you have fat tires. I'm running 35" BFG All-Terrain T/As on 15x10 Pro-Comp wheels. We had a blast and no troubles. I read that you can get a ticket if you leave the numbered trails and take off thru the woods, so a word to the wise is sufficient. We're headed to Holder Mine area next!

Rob309 02-02-2012 07:27 AM

Is there stuff at crooms to run a stock jk sport through?

Russhost 02-03-2012 06:50 AM

right out of the box
 
Hey, Brandonite -- yes, you can run most of the Croom trails in a Wrangler that is right out of the box as long as it isn't wet! There are some sandy spots, but should be no problem. If it is wet, better to have a winch or a group of two or more with a tow band, but that's part of the fun! Let me know what weekend day you're heading up there and I'll see if my son and I can join (not this weekend--Super Bowl!).

Rob309 02-03-2012 10:44 AM

Thanks for the response, I'm a new jeeper and would like to enjoy my new jeep to the fullest. I'm hoping to try and go up there two weeks from sat.

Russhost 10-20-2012 09:25 PM

Rob-- I have some vacation days coming. Hope to get my son and a couple of other Jeeps to head up to Croom on tues or Wed the 30th or 31st. You in?

Mawatkins 01-18-2013 09:31 AM

Hi everyone!!
I'm a new jeep owner and just joined the forum, I saw you all were talking about Croom, I used to go and fourwheel there and camp, I would love to talk to someone about my jeep and possibly tag along on some trails. I have a 2009 Sahara, have had it about a week and LOVE IT!! :dance:

Russhost 01-19-2013 09:51 AM

A run up to Croom
 
I'll have to check with my spouse, but I think next weekend (26 & 27Jan2013) is open as far as I know. How about we meet in Tampa close to I-275 and drive up to Croom. My son has coordinates for the sink hole I mentioned earlier. Bring a garbage bag so we can pack out the bottles, cans, plastic cups, etc that more-pig-than-human animals leave up there. There are four of us in this string. Could be a fun day or even just part of a day. Let me know!

Mawatkins 01-20-2013 08:11 PM

I wish I could go
 
I would love to go but Im working ALL weekends till the 2nd of February, Life as an emt, we only have so many weekends we get off, but all of you have fun, post some pics!!:banghead:

tabber02 01-20-2013 09:36 PM

i'm putting together a ride around stage coach cemetery 26 january. maybe ocala... but because of gasparilla, lots of people don't want to go far. :whistling:

BrandonsJeep 03-23-2013 09:25 PM

If youre still looking for new trails, Here in Gainesville Fl we have some great trails (abandoned extreme mountain bike trails) they are great! check my pictures for just a small taste of the trails!

ImmortalHybrid 05-23-2013 09:35 PM

I have 12,000 acres in St. Cloud fl

flipmeover 05-29-2013 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ImmortalHybrid (Post 3787374)
I have 12,000 acres in St. Cloud fl

Holy crap! 12k, really? If you're looking for someone to wheel with, let me know. I'm in Hunters Creek (just N of Kissimmee).

Nopoatc 05-29-2013 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ImmortalHybrid (Post 3787374)
I have 12,000 acres in St. Cloud fl

My jaw dropped.
Nice!

WranglerJR83 05-29-2013 07:06 AM

Hey, my crew and I live in the Tampa Bay Area. We are having a meet n greet this Saturday, June 1 at the Dunedin causeway at 2pm. Stop by and meet everyone. We go riding every weekend and we go all over the area. Hope to see ya there.

flipmeover 05-29-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by WranglerJR83 (Post 3803555)
Hey, my crew and I live in the Tampa Bay Area. We are having a meet n greet this Saturday, June 1 at the Dunedin causeway at 2pm. Stop by and meet everyone. We go riding every weekend and we go all over the area. Hope to see ya there.

Thanks for the invite! I'll try to make it down. Are you guys going wheeling or just meeting up? If I can make it, my 5 yr old will want to go too. Do you have any kids in your group or is it just adults?

ImmortalHybrid 06-15-2013 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by flipmeover (Post 3803433)

Holy crap! 12k, really? If you're looking for someone to wheel with, let me know. I'm in Hunters Creek (just N of Kissimmee).

Hell ya I dont go too often cause it take me almost 3 hours to get to because I live in sarasota. But that place it's fun as hell. Have you been to red neck yacht club?

RodentSniper 07-23-2013 01:52 PM

I live in St. Pete, we go up to Rancho by Kathleen Fl ( green swamp ) which is a little closer than croom..

bbfewell 08-27-2014 07:24 PM

Sweet
 
CAnt wait to take mine out somewhere, i always go to croom with my quads, ive have to find the Jeep place now.

Danimal863 08-29-2014 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by RodentSniper (Post 3994339)
I live in St. Pete, we go up to Rancho by Kathleen Fl ( green swamp ) which is a little closer than croom..

I know it's been about a year since this was posted, but Rancho is closed off now, but about 20 minutes up the road off 471 is the official green swamp. I've ended up in Clermont without even touching hard road before.


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