many places to ride in western North Carolina?


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  • new2blu

Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:40 PM

#1

Thinking of moving to western North Carolina (Hickory area or Winston-salem area).
Just wanted to see if there are many places to trail ride in western NC---looking for 1-2 hrs. away(day trip).
I have to be able to move to a place I can still ride.
Now I currently have 2 places to ride that are about 25-30 miles of trails---anything similiar to that?
It also looks like an occasional trip to Georgia or Tennessee would be cool. From the maps there are some large National forests in those states. Anyone have any info on those (chattahoochee and Nantahala)?

  • 99XR400

Posted 18 March 2004 - 03:04 PM

#2

Brown Mountain just north of Morganton, not very far from Hickory. Wayehutta is just southwest of Waynesville (right behind Western Carolina University) is a bit further. I've heard of a private area called Brushy Mountain that I think is in the Charlotte area. Don't know about MX tracks but from reading the posts here there must be a few.

:)

  • skidjs

Posted 18 March 2004 - 03:47 PM

#3

http://www.ncdirtrider.com/

  • LanceS

Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:38 PM

#4

Brushy Mountain is just west of Taylorsville. I've not been there yet, but I've heard good things about it. It's probably about 20 minutes from Hickory.
http://www.bmmspark.com/

  • kelloggss

Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:13 PM

#5

Caney Fork area of Jackson County is great forest service land but you must be street legal [ hwy107 south] about 5 miles from W.C.U on left go to end of road where four wheel drive road starts. A few weeks ago I Punched my odometer at the end of the road and when i returned to pavement at wayehutta atv area i logged 60 miles. talk about tired I was sore for a few days but it was worth it!!

  • trailhaulin

Posted 18 February 2007 - 02:01 PM

#6

http://www.atvpathfinder.com/

choose which state you want to ride. They keep all the listings pretty well updated.

  • Goosedog

Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:26 PM

#7

Hey Paul, you got amnesia or something? :applause: You already live here dude.

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:11 PM

#8

Thinking of moving to western North Carolina (Hickory area or Winston-salem area).
Just wanted to see if there are many places to trail ride in western NC---looking for 1-2 hrs. away(day trip).
I have to be able to move to a place I can still ride.
Now I currently have 2 places to ride that are about 25-30 miles of trails---anything similiar to that?
It also looks like an occasional trip to Georgia or Tennessee would be cool. From the maps there are some large National forests in those states. Anyone have any info on those (chattahoochee and Nantahala)?


Hi new2blu,

This is a pic from one of the MX tracks at TNT Motorsports in Chester, SC which is less than a hour from Charlotte south on I-77. They have 4 tracks and 4 different trails to ride.

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That's me...not bad for a 40-something on my first day of riding for many years and a new bike to boot. It was cold today but I never noticed it. I was sweating like a pig!:applause:

I'm gonna be sore tomorrow!:applause:

-Jay

  • trailhaulin

Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:22 PM

#9

Hi new2blu,

This is a pic from one of the MX tracks at TNT Motorsports in Chester, SC which is less than a hour from Charlotte south on I-77. They have 4 tracks and 4 different trails to ride.

Posted Image

That's me...not bad for a 40-something on my first day of riding for many years and a new bike to boot. It was cold today but I never noticed it. I was sweating like a pig!:applause:

I'm gonna be sore tomorrow!:applause:

-Jay


Hey Jay,

what did you think of the place?
Looked pretty good to me. Was that the lower tt track?

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:27 PM

#10

Hey Jay,

what did you think of the place?
Looked pretty good to me. Was that the lower tt track?


Hi trailhaulin,

Yes...the lower track. It was a good track for me to ride. I also rode the upper track and the SX track.

We also rode all the trails that were open. The Mimms trail was closed today.

We got there just as they opened for the day. It was not very congested at all. Even late in the afternoon when we finally grunted the bikes back into the truck it still wasn't terribly busy.

I liked it. It was the perfect venue for my first riding efforts.

-Jay

  • trailhaulin

Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:00 PM

#11

Hi trailhaulin,

Yes...the lower track. It was a good track for me to ride. I also rode the upper track and the SX track.

We also rode all the trails that were open. The Mimms trail was closed today.

We got there just as they opened for the day. It was not very congested at all. Even late in the afternoon when we finally grunted the bikes back into the truck it still wasn't terribly busy.

I liked it. It was the perfect venue for my first riding efforts.

-Jay


I'm glad you had a good time man.

The MIMMS trail is a single track that can get tricky when there has been rain. They call it the trail of tears!

Lets get together soon.

Steve

  • gmoss357

Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:21 AM

#12

Hey Paul, you got amnesia or something? :applause: You already live here dude.


started this one back in 04. :applause:

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:23 AM

#13

I'm glad you had a good time man.

The MIMMS trail is a single track that can get tricky when there has been rain. They call it the trail of tears!

Lets get together soon.

Steve


Hi Steve,

Thanks...I did have a great time.

The Kasel Trail is a pretty good loop. It gets pretty interesting at the stream crossings when you have to blast up the hills on the other side. They were really sloppy, rutted, steep and curvy...very fun indeed.

I will definitely go back. It's easy to get to...when the weather warms it will likely be much busier and I think it could get pretty dusty in the parking areas if they don't keep the water truck busy.

It will probably be the 10th or 11th before I'll have an opportunity to go riding again. I have a 23rd wedding anniversary and daughter's birthday to contend with in the next 2 weeks.

Oh yeah...Costco has a great deal on the super-sized jugs of Ibuprofen!:applause: Sweet.

-Jay

  • Goosedog

Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:42 AM

#14

started this one back in 04. :applause:


Damn, my bad. Someones dusting off some old threads huh. :applause:

  • gmoss357

Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:46 AM

#15

Damn, my bad. Someones dusting off some old threads huh. :applause:


noobs...:applause:

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:52 AM

#16

noobs...:applause:


Guilty as charged!:applause:

Garrett, I sent you a PM about Sunday's ride. Did you receive it?

-Jay

  • gmoss357

Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:01 AM

#17

Guilty as charged!:applause:

Garrett, I sent you a PM about Sunday's ride. Did you receive it?

-Jay


Yeah, I got it... this morning!:cry: I don't have a puter at home.:lol:

no prob, I came close to going to Brushy. rode at home and didn't really have a good time. Broke my right shroud and bent the mounting tab on the rad, and my tires weren't workin worth a hoot either.

At least it is going to warm up this week, tired of looking at a dirty bike.:applause:

  • JaysDirtyRide

Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:25 PM

#18

Yeah, I got it... this morning!:cry: I don't have a puter at home.:lol:

no prob, I came close to going to Brushy. rode at home and didn't really have a good time. Broke my right shroud and bent the mounting tab on the rad, and my tires weren't workin worth a hoot either.

At least it is going to warm up this week, tired of looking at a dirty bike.:applause:


Oh man! I'm a schmoe! I should have called.:applause:

I would ride this weekend but I have wifey commitments and besides...my shoulders and arms are killing me!:eek: It feels like I did bench presses all day! Oh...and stairs are fun too!

Let's face it man...I'm a spud!:cry:

The warmer weather is a welcome repreive however. I'll be washing the crud away as well.

-Jay

  • gmoss357

Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:31 PM

#19

Oh man! I'm a schmoe! I should have called.:applause:

I would ride this weekend but I have wifey commitments and besides...my shoulders and arms are killing me!:cry: It feels like I did bench presses all day! Oh...and stairs are fun too!

Let's face it man...I'm a spud!:lol:

The warmer weather is a welcome repreive however. I'll be washing the crud away as well.

-Jay


it ain't no problemo. time changes in a few weeks, so get to ridin and get ready for HS season.:applause:





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