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tylers yj 08-01-2010 10:40 AM

trails in northern alabama
 
Me and my family were going to gulf shores from indiana we on interstate 65 and we passed a jeep and atv trails I was asleep so I didn't see it does anyone know what it is I might take another trip to go jeepin

AirDWN 09-03-2010 08:24 PM

I'm shocked no one has responded to this thread.

The only official off-road park left that I know of in the state of Alabama is Stoney Lonesome in Cullman county just outside of Dodge City. I've conquered every hill there except the extreme hills called gutt buster and some kind of name like widow maker or something like that. There's enough to keep you busy for at least half a day. If it's good enough to hold the Jeep Jamboree it's good enough for the average off-roader.





vhfd3 09-23-2010 12:48 PM

Is Stoney Lonesome nice enough to take family? I have stock YJ no lift with 31" tires. Is there trails for me as well? Thanks Scott

AirDWN 09-23-2010 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by vhfd3 (Post 785061)
Is Stoney Lonesome nice enough to take family? I have stock YJ no lift with 31" tires. Is there trails for me as well? Thanks Scott

There's a couple spots where there's a picnic table or two. Last time I was there it looked like they were working on a few store fronts. There's also some small cabins in the area.

The trails are GREAT. They're well marked from easy to advanced to extreme. They're great about pulling you out if you get stuck ($15 deposit). I drove my 07' JK up there with my at the time worthless 255 70r 18 Bridgestone Duelers and handled all but a couple extreme rated hills.

You'll be okay as long as you stay on the trail. There's a couple deceptive mud holes there, though. The mud in Cullman is unusually thick and heavy, almost like clay, so don't be brave and try to run through them unless you paid your deposit. I got off course and tried to go through a mud hole covered over by thick brush. Stopped me in my tracks all the way up to my frame.

However, there's plenty, plenty easy trails to wonder around on. You can't possibly get lost unless your clinically blind. All the trails lead you back to the entrance. Also, from what I've seen, they're expanding the park. I'll be going back there when the weather cools off more around the middle of Oct.

vhfd3 09-23-2010 02:16 PM

That's what I was thinking about as well, sometime in October. Where the cabins in the park or at an adjacent campground?

AirDWN 09-23-2010 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by vhfd3 (Post 785190)
That's what I was thinking about as well, sometime in October. Where the cabins in the park or at an adjacent campground?

looked like an adjacent lot. But last time I was there it looked like they were bulldozing a road from the trails to the area. That was back in July. They may be finished by now. They were also bulldozing a lot of vacant area. They may be getting ready to build more cabins. They've had a couple Jeep Jamborees there, so if it's good enough for them it's good enough for us mere mortals.

Bean68 10-06-2010 03:37 AM

If your gonna drive that far you might wanna check out Hawk Pride Mountain. They have some amazing wheelin and a large chunk off land. It's in tuscumbia, AL. Check out there website at www.hawkpridemountainoffroad.com Its a great place for the whole family. With something for every type of rig.

AirDWN 10-07-2010 10:48 AM

Tuscumbia looks like a great place to ride but I'm in Birmingham. Cullman is a hellofva lot closer to me than waaaaay up there. Nevertheless, if anyone is looking to take a ride up to either park in the near future you can count me in.

haden1128 10-25-2010 03:27 PM

I was told about this place by a friend, but haven't been there yet.

Hale Mountain OHV Park

Bean68 10-26-2010 02:16 AM

I ain't heard bout that one. I'll have to check it out.

Trublue0313 11-11-2010 08:13 PM

Grey rock, Just north of Birmingham, in Gardendale.They have something for most all vehicles, No hookups but you can camp.

Garner 12-24-2010 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Trublue0313 (Post 871495)
Grey rock, Just north of Birmingham, in Gardendale.They have something for most all vehicles, No hookups but you can camp.

where is this at in gardendale? do you have web site?

erickpl 12-30-2010 10:11 AM

Gray Rock ORV - Home

Stony Lonesome is a good family place and there are now roads to the cabins (to the right of the checkin shack leading to the trails).

I was a trail guide at the Jamboree and the place is great for beginners when it is dry. If it gets wet, that clay REALLY comes in to play and things get interesting REALLY quick.

* Grayrock, near Gardendale, Al http://www.grayrockorv.com/
* Morris Mountain, near Anniston, Al http://www.morrismountainorv.com/
* Wilborne Offroad, near Hanceville, Al http://www.myspace.com/wilbornoutdoors
* Mountainside Offroad Park, Gadsden, Al http://www.mountainsideoffroadpark.com/
* Stoney Lonesome ORV Park, Cullman, Al http://www.stonylonesomeohv.us
* Hawk Pride Mountain, Tuscumbia, Al http://www.hawkpridemountainoffroad.com/
* Hale Mtn OHV Park, New Market, Al http://www.halemountainohvpark.com/

DANNYRAY 09-15-2011 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by erickpl (Post 954185)
Gray Rock ORV - Home

Stony Lonesome is a good family place and there are now roads to the cabins (to the right of the checkin shack leading to the trails).

I was a trail guide at the Jamboree and the place is great for beginners when it is dry. If it gets wet, that clay REALLY comes in to play and things get interesting REALLY quick.

* Grayrock, near Gardendale, Al Gray Rock ORV - Home
* Morris Mountain, near Anniston, Al Home
* Wilborne Offroad, near Hanceville, Al Dennis Wilborn (Wilborn Outdoors) on Myspace
* Mountainside Offroad Park, Gadsden, Al mountainsideoffroadpark.com
* Stoney Lonesome ORV Park, Cullman, Al Stony Lonesome OHV Park - Cullman County, AL
* Hawk Pride Mountain, Tuscumbia, Al Hawk Pride Mountain Off Road | 1500 Acres of Off Road Fun
* Hale Mtn OHV Park, New Market, Al Hale Mountain OHV Park

Oh this is awesome. Thanks! :thumb:

Boone 10-01-2011 11:28 AM

Stony Lonesome is an awesome park. I've been a couple of times and HIGHLY recommend it. If you get hungry, you can leave the park and drive down the road about a mile to the Stony Lonesome Cafe. When you pay you get an armband so you can leave and come back as you wish for the day. I recently rode Hale Mountain, and it depends on what type of wheeling you prefer. Stony Lonesome is dirt trails with the occasional mud/clay areas. All types of trails from beginner to pure rock climber that are all well marked. Hale Mountain is more of a rocky terrain that has plenty of dry creek beds and challenges. The trails are somewhat marked, but a local university is in the process of marking (GPS) the entire park. Stony Lonesome is a smoother trip, if that makes sense. You definitely test your suspension on Hale Mountain! We had a ton of fun at both locations with little to no trouble. Here's my rig setup so you know what I drive; 6cyl auto, 4 inch suspension lift, BFG all terrain 33's, d30 & d35 3.07 open carriers (stock) with stock axles and winch.

I hope this helps,
Boone

ronb256 10-17-2012 03:53 PM

Boone you and I have the same driveline setup. I haven't had mine off road yet but glad to know that you have and had no problems.

erickpl 10-22-2012 02:03 PM

Boone, is that UAH marking the trails? Is that done yet?

Magichelmt 10-22-2012 05:07 PM

Great links. Thanks guys. I'm in Meridianville just north of Huntsville. I have a stock 2013 JKU Sport. One day I will have a small lift and some decent off road tires.

free78 10-24-2012 11:09 AM

Anyone want to get together and ride?

hmiller 10-24-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by free78
Anyone want to get together and ride?

I'm new in Al I'd like to ride

free78 10-24-2012 09:08 PM

Hmiller I sent you a pm.

Boone 10-25-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by erickpl (Post 2914652)
Boone, is that UAH marking the trails? Is that done yet?

They told me it was A&M University doing the survey.

Alabamajeeper 02-28-2013 12:26 PM

Stoney Lonesome is my favorite place to spend a weekend. I've had good times and I've broke a bunch too. It's a great time and I highly recommend it. I've been to Hawks Pride and their trails are all cut by doziers. It's fun but I like the more natural trails. I like riding anywhere though. I'll be hitting up Stoney alot this year.

mikedcan 03-05-2013 10:33 PM

trails
 
I have just recently done some mods to my 2011 Sahara Unlimited. I have been to Hollytree (north Alabama/South TN) and I have been to Wooly's OffRoad in Columbia, TN. I enjoyed Wooly's much more compared to Hollytree. Has anyone been to both Stony Lonesome and Wooly's? How do those two compare?

I am ready to get back out there with my new mods


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