Does anyone know any places to ride pretty close to somerset? Or is there anyone around here planning on getting together anytime soon?
It all depends on what you like and far in you go. There is literally endless trails up there. Some water holes will look like a bicycle could ride through it..lol ..but I have seen it literally swallow a Bronco II. There are also just dirt and gravel roads, but the farther away from Pickett State Park that go, the rougher it gets. Most bad holes have ways around them too.How advanced is the wheeling down there?
I have heard people talk about wheeling over in Strawberry, but never been there myself. Will have to check it out some day.Yea I have a couple of friends that have rode slick ford, all the way to the car carrier, I've never been my self, probably gonna try to sometime soon.
I finally found a place to ride at, it's got alot of stuff to ride on. Place everyone calls strawberry, toward Monticello. If your coming from somerset on 90 toward Monticello you make a left onto road 1568, then you come to a fork in the road and go left and go till u come to a creek bottom, and your there. There's trails left and right, I've only been on the trails to the right, alot of fun down there, easy to get lost though (been there done that lol) I do alot of riding down there, got a couple of friends that ride there almost every weekend.
That sounds like a place in Indiana we use to go play at, when I lived in Ohio. I will have to look into it. Thanks. Let me know if you want to hit Slick Ford, that is all the same area as the area behind Picket State Park. It goes from 167 to 200 all along the Ky. - Tn. state line. It is a huge area to ride. No much on the trail rating system, but there is all kinds of trails down in that area around Slick Ford/Pickett State Park. Just an FYI, that car hauler bed is one slick sob when it is raining. and some definite rock crawling if you go to the right after going down it. the trail actually goes in behind the waterfalls to the right of the car hauler ramp. Its right at 8 miles from Slick Ford up to the car hauler ramp. But that's not but maybe 1/3 of the way in.Also a off road park just opened up here in somerset, called Piney Grove Offroad Park. Great place to ride, however it just opened up and the people that opened it all drive buggies, so it mostly caters to people with buggies but there are some easy trails there. I went opening weekend and they had a bounty hill climb, TONS OF PEOPLE were there. You can find them on Facebook just look up Piney Grove Offroad Park, their gonna open it up more to where anyone will be to ride, all the way from easy to as extreme as you want to get, right now the trails rate from a 4 to extreme. However there were a bunch of stock vehicles riding the main trails.
I would probably go next weekend to Slick Ford. I know that place pretty well. Been riding down there for about 12 years now. Slick Ford is definitely somewhere you want to take a trail buddy with you. It gets pretty rough in some places, and there are some holes big enough to swallow a Jeep.. lol Guess I better weld in my Clevis mounts for the rear this week. I have had them for about two weeks now, just never got around to welding them in yet. I've only had the Jeep since the first of Feb., and I have probably done more to it, then most do to their Jeep in a year.. lol. Still plenty more to go too..Oh is it? I might try to ride slick ford next weekend maybe, just depends if I can get a group together to go.
Yea I beat the crap outta my jeep at strawberry the first time I took it out, all stock except rims and tires lol.