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Old 04-02-2019, 08:48 AM
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Hey guys, so I just completed two days at Windrock and I thought I would share my experience doing it stock because I actually found information online about the difficulty of this park somewhat conflicting or hard to find - and a YouTube video never does a trail justice, especially when the guy filming is in a RZR or on 37s!

The Windrock website says that green trails are "gravel roads for a scenic drive." I can confirm what others have said, this isn't completely true. The main access G- trails around the park mostly are, but when you get off of those onto some of the side green trails things get more interesting. Nothing that I couldn't handle with a stock jku on 32" MTs, but you'll have to pick your lines, watch the rocks, you know, off road.

I was with my wife and daughter the first day and they were not pleased that the guide made a lier out of me -- "it will be nice, just take some of the gravel roads around the mountains..." also, the park is huge, so what looks like a "we'll just take this loop around to the main trail" can take a very long time. We were on trail G39 and there were shallow mud holes, mild rock gardens, and some interesting ruts to navigate...it also had a cool picnic spot and a very pretty creek crossing.

The second day I came back with a buddy to spot and really wanted to get on a blue trail. After looking at all the badge of honor trails on YouTube and deciding that I at least needed to try to see panther rock, we set off for trail 51. This got very interesting and what I'm here to tell you is that while this trail was way more hairy than it looked on YouTube, I was able to do it with a stock '17 Willys (3.73s, limited slip/no lockers, 32" MTs). We had to stack rocks in 2 or 3 places, and there was one part where I almost tore a fender off, but we made it all the way up and I got out with no damage other than a little wheel rash that I will wear with pride. Here are the pics...

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Looks like fun.

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Dang man, looks like you had fun. Just what I needed, another place to go.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:26 PM
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Dang man, looks like you had fun. Just what I needed, another place to go.
It was a ton of fun and I would absolutely recommend Windrock. I only wish there was more info on what you're getting into on specific green trails. Other than that, it's awesome. The trails are beautiful and the views are amazing.

I also highly recommend getting out there and wheeling with a stock rig. I probably would not have made it up 51 with SRAs, but the way it worked out, the struggle made the sense of accomplishment when we made it up amazing. One correction though, in addition to two rashed wheels, I also dented my exhaust resonator slightly. Oh well!:-)
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Windrock is a great park. few other trails you might like, 27/26 lunch shelter on 27 built by my club. 11 is also good for stock if you run it down hill enter at point coming from 51 side vs down offg5(?) can't recall.

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Windrock is a great park. few other trails you might like, 27/26 lunch shelter on 27 built by my club. 11 is also good for stock if you run it down hill enter at point coming from 51 side vs down offg5(?) can't recall.

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Thanks, dude. Yeah, 26 was the other one we thought about but decided on 51 because of panther rock. I think 27 was closed. When I go back i should have my Rancho 2" and 285/75s on by then so hopefully that will open up some more options.

But I agree, Windrock is awesome. There's so much there I could definitely see myself going back multiple times and always having new stuff to try.
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Thanks, dude. Yeah, 26 was the other one we thought about but decided on 51 because of panther rock. I think 27 was closed. When I go back i should have my Rancho 2" and 285/75s on by then so hopefully that will open up some more options.

But I agree, Windrock is awesome. There's so much there I could definitely see myself going back multiple times and always having new stuff to try.
Will be there later this month.. and and heard 27 might be closed.. any idea why? Trees down would be my guess.
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Thanks, dude. Yeah, 26 was the other one we thought about but decided on 51 because of panther rock. I think 27 was closed. When I go back i should have my Rancho 2" and 285/75s on by then so hopefully that will open up some more options.

But I agree, Windrock is awesome. There's so much there I could definitely see myself going back multiple times and always having new stuff to try.
Will be there later this month.. and and heard 27 might be closed.. any idea why? Trees down would be my guess.
Sorry, I don't know why. There was a sign on the door of the general store but I didn't read it closely enough, just remember that it was about an issue with 27.
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Thanks for this post. I’m going the second week of June with my new to me stock 2017 JKUR. I want to hit trails that are challenging without causing too much damage.

It’s nice to read reports coming from stock rigs. Gives me a better idea of what to expect.
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Just came back from windrock today. Drove a few blue trails, 4, 50, 53, and 61.

It rained most of the day so it was muddy and slick, even so, my stock 2017 JKUR handled everything with no drama. Bumped the rock rails a couple of times. I used the lockers once when climbing up the beginning of trail 50, but only because it was muddy and washed out.

Had a blast on those trails, I hope to go back again some day when it is dry.
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Went back to windrock this afternoon. It had rained a lot in the morning. If anyone goes when it is wet, be warned trail 43 and 43a are slick mud with little to no rocks. It was very slippery with some steep hills. With both lockers engaged I still only made it halfway up a steep hill on 43a.

The trail had been graded recently so the mud was deep and soft. I had to turn around and backtrack out. This was in the Southwest area of the park. The other blue trails were great, even in the wet there were enough rocky sections to provide traction.

Had a great time and plan to return.
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Just came back from windrock today. Drove a few blue trails, 4, 50, 53, and 61.

It rained most of the day so it was muddy and slick, even so, my stock 2017 JKUR handled everything with no drama. Bumped the rock rails a couple of times. I used the lockers once when climbing up the beginning of trail 50, but only because it was muddy and washed out.

Had a blast on those trails, I hope to go back again some day when it is dry.
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Went back to windrock this afternoon. It had rained a lot in the morning. If anyone goes when it is wet, be warned trail 43 and 43a are slick mud with little to no rocks. It was very slippery with some steep hills. With both lockers engaged I still only made it halfway up a steep hill on 43a.

The trail had been graded recently so the mud was deep and soft. I had to turn around and backtrack out. This was in the Southwest area of the park. The other blue trails were great, even in the wet there were enough rocky sections to provide traction.

Had a great time and plan to return.
Sounds awesome. Go Team Stock Jeep! 😂

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