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Old 10-26-2014, 09:03 PM
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Wife and I are planning to drive through VA this week. She went Liberty so I got to looking and saw a place to wheel just north in Edinburg?

Looking for advice or tips since I've never been there. Also anyone else want to go?

Can also go anywhere else in VA to wheel, anytime Mon-Thur this week. We're living out of the Jeep for the week
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:17 PM
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My wife and I went and graduated from LU as well!! How far away are you from the burg usually?
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That's awesome! We are 2.5hr drive to LU. Really wanting to hit and camp the closet place. I believe that's Washington park? 2hrs further north
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I've never heard of it. Guys in my dorm always went to the back side of the mountain but it was mostly just mud spots. Havnt really been back there in nearly 5 years though. I havnt heard of Washington park though... If it's north it's closer to me though. I'm over in Delaware. About 5 1/2 hours from LU. My rig is still being out together so I can't join, but would love to get together once she's all done!
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I've never heard of it. Guys in my dorm always went to the back side of the mountain but it was mostly just mud spots. Havnt really been back there in nearly 5 years though. I havnt heard of Washington park though... If it's north it's closer to me though. I'm over in Delaware. About 5 1/2 hours from LU. My rig is still being out together so I can't join, but would love to get together once she's all done!
For sure, do you have a build thread?
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Yeah, it's call 99 cherokee "Tank". I'm on my phone and can't figure out how to share the thread
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There are numerous trails to pick from in the area. Many allow primitive camping wherever you wish. Try this link/map
http://www.vajeepoffroad.com/trails.html
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There are numerous trails to pick from in the area. Many allow primitive camping wherever you wish. Try this link/map
http://www.vajeepoffroad.com/trails.html
Thanks I've looked at that map a few times but there is no real info. Just A - B points. Do I need a trail pass / are they private lands. Is it legal to just show up or is there an invitation. The map is useful for getting there but no other information is on the site... Including the trail name so I can google it...
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The trails listed are mostly access roads which are public, often reached by a fire-road. No pass/permit required other than a Park entrance fee if required (campgrounds).

On that map there is an index of names.
Will have to research each trail name to get detailed info.
You will need a detailed map that has fire-roads (FR102) and state-roads (SR102). And a compass!

Try these;
Big Levels (challenging)
Potts Mountain Jeep Trail
Cold Spring/ Bald ****
Reddish ****


Many of these trails you can camp wherever and will see previous sites with fire-rings already built. Or camp at a nearby State Park or National Forest. Cabins or tents.

Here is info for Shoe Creek/Stony Run
The GPS coordinates to the trail head are:
37' 47.263 N
079' 06.173 W

VA FR 826 (for those that have a Delorme Virginia Map)

The trail head is near Alhambra, VA (so if you map quest it, you will see Perkins Mill Road. The start is at the end of Perkins Mill Rd near Alhambra on the right).

From Food Lion/Gas Station shopping center in Lovingston, VA

Head South on Thomas Nelson HYW / US-29 / VA-56 W (approx 4 miles)
Turn Right on VA-158/VA-56/Tye Brook HWY (1.1 miles)
Right on Roseland Rd (3.2 miles)
Roseland Rd becomes VA-655 (0.0 miles)
VA-655 becomes Roseland Rd (0.7 miles)
Sharp left on VA-151 / Patrick Henry HWY (0.1 miles)
Right onto VA-56 / Crabtree Falls HWY (1.8 miles)
Left onto Dickie Rd (1.6 miles)
Turn left to stay on Dickie Rd (1.0 miles)
Dickie Rd becomes Jack Hill Rd (2.0 miles)
Turn Right onto Perkins Mill Rd (2.5 miles) Stay right on Perkins Mill Road (<1.0miles) to Shoe Creek Trail Head
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Near the top of Shoe Creek trail, which is actually a public access road, is CrabTree Falls. A series of 3 continuous waterfalls. Worth the hike up to the falls.
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Thanks Stevemongr, well be sure to check them out then.
I hooked my winch back up for the trip so should be good incase something goes south.
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Where still in VA, about to roll into Charlottesville. We Hit some trails around liberty, mostly dirt roads... But took some great shots. Working are way through the blue ridge brewery tour.
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I love the blue ridge. Such a beautiful way in the fall time!
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Drove over 100 miles of the blue ridge today. Took lots of pictures...

Also came upon an accident where a couple swerved to miss a deer, helped the tow truck driver get the car out of the woods and on his roll back. Nice guy, he even paid me for helping him.

We're on the way back now over 500 miles worth of pictures to go thru and post up when we get back.
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