Best Places to OL in NC?

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brianb2

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Great thread idea, I'm curious as well. I've backpacked a lot in NC, but I'm new to overlanding.


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EP34FR

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I ran across that trail the other day on youtube. I'm not looking to do any technical trails yet, and that trail looked like it would be pretty easy.

How is the camping in that area? Any spots along the trail to pull off and camp?
 
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kopper99

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Search hurricane Creek trail on YouTube and there 2 videos from a guy called NC off-road. They got some good tents set up so I'm guessing so. I've never been. Also have a buddy going this week and he's going to fill me in. I know the trail is 8 miles long
 

EP34FR

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Gotchya. Yea, I've seen some videos of folks camping, but wasn't sure if that was on/near the trail or not.

Give me a report after you complete it, if you don't mind. Another question I have is...will my full size, Ram 1500 Rebel be too big for the trail. Most of the videos I see are of Jeeps and other small 4WD's. Not sure if the trail is too tight/narrow for a full sized truck.
 
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KM4DWS

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Hurricane Creek only takes a few hours to run if you take it slow... the one camping spot I know of is right on the trail next to a creek. Visit Max Patch while you are there awesome views.

When are you guys going?
 

kopper99

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Hurricane Creek only takes a few hours to run if you take it slow... the one camping spot I know of is right on the trail next to a creek. Visit Max Patch while you are there awesome views.

When are you guys going?
I am planning October 18 19 20. Either one of the nights or both if anyone else has any ideas I'm all ears. I'm bringing the wife and dogs so nothing too crazy
 
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MacsDaddy

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The trail may pose a problem in a full-size truck. About Midway through it gets tight with briers and bushes.. If you don't have an issue with trail striping you will be good.

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TRAYNC

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Id be curious about the camping options around there, first time ive heard of that trail but id like to check it out.
 

mabe855

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I will be following this thread as well. New to the forum and the only place near me I was aware of is Uhwarrie. I did check out the videos of Gorges State Park. I wish the park websites provided better detail. The trail I saw on youtube for Gorge State Park is not really mentioned on the website. Looks like a great spot.
 

Sir William Goes

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That area is awesome and tons of camping. I've taken stock 4runner and stock Tacoma through hurricane Creek and Max patch is beautiful. If you don't want striping you can take the Forest Rd that's the next exit from hurricane Creek trail or travel through Harmon den system. Here is a new group I started just for sharing trails and campsites

https://www.facebook.com/groups/117132722405979/

I put some trails in there for around this area. I have more coming

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mabe855

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That area is awesome and tons of camping. I've taken stock 4runner and stock Tacoma through hurricane Creek and Max patch is beautiful. If you don't want striping you can take the Forest Rd that's the next exit from hurricane Creek trail or travel through Harmon den system. Here is a new group I started just for sharing trails and campsites

https://www.facebook.com/groups/117132722405979/

I put some trails in there for around this area. I have more coming

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Thanks for the info. I'll def check out the Facebook Group.