Hurricane Creek Trail in NC

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ArtieD73

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Hello new member as of the 1st of the year, had a chance to run the Hurricane Creek Trail in Waynesville North Carolina on Jan 3rd and I would recommend if you are in the area to take the time to run the trail, plan about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to make it all they way to Max Patch it is worth it, want to give a big shout out to Drake from roadside cafe for steering me to the trail
 

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Hello new member as of the 1st of the year, had a chance to run the Hurricane Creek Trail in Waynesville North Carolina on Jan 3rd and I would recommend if you are in the area to take the time to run the trail, plan about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to make it all they way to Max Patch it is worth it, want to give a big shout out to Drake from roadside cafe for steering me to the trail
Any tips on just where to locate this trail
 

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Hello new member as of the 1st of the year, had a chance to run the Hurricane Creek Trail in Waynesville North Carolina on Jan 3rd and I would recommend if you are in the area to take the time to run the trail, plan about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to make it all they way to Max Patch it is worth it, want to give a big shout out to Drake from roadside cafe for steering me to the trail
Found GPX track on GAIA. Disregard last message thanks
 

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Can stock rig make it?
We took my Stock 18 TRD PRO 4runner a stock 08 Sequoia and a 1.5" lifted Tacoma and had no issues at all. There was also 2 stock JKs that came up the trail while we were there.
This was 2 days after the hurricane came right through the area also so washouts were pretty rough in areas and still made it through no problem.
Make sure you plan enough time to hit MaxPatch and also Buzzards Roost Overlook (can be found on Google Maps)
I attached a few photos for you.
You'll have a blast.
Happy Trails!20181013_123020.jpeg20181013_133242.jpeg20181014_120517.jpeg20181014_135146.jpeg
 

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We took my Stock 18 TRD PRO 4runner a stock 08 Sequoia and a 1.5" lifted Tacoma and had no issues at all. There was also 2 stock JKs that came up the trail while we were there.
This was 2 days after the hurricane came right through the area also so washouts were pretty rough in areas and still made it through no problem.
Make sure you plan enough time to hit MaxPatch and also Buzzards Roost Overlook (can be found on Google Maps)
I attached a few photos for you.
You'll have a blast.
Happy Trails!View attachment 84982View attachment 84983View attachment 84984View attachment 84985
Nice post, thanks for the info!
 

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No problem at all. If you have any other questions I'm happy to help. We had a blast and have considered going again.
The trail has it all too; Mud, rock steps, multiple water crossings (very shallow though), gravel road, hill descents and beautiful scenery.
Perfect, thx!
 

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How long does it take to get to Max Patch? ( sorry, I can’t watch the video, on a ship headed to Brazil)
Once you get to the end of hurricane creek you'll exit and take a sharp left. On a huge tree there is a small wooden sign saying Max patch on your left. Head down that path for about 10 mins. If you have Gaia maps it's super helpful for this part and guiding the forest service roads.
 
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Once you get to the end of hurricane creek you'll exit and take a sharp left. On a huge tree there is a small wooden sign saying Max patch on your left. Head down that path for about 10 mins. If you have Gaia maps it's super helpful for this part and guiding the forest service roads.
Thanks! I have Gaia, I’ll make sure to use it!
 
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Wawa Skittletits

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All of these questions and more have been answered in the thread I posted..

I have tried to figure out how to post routes through GAIA on OB. I've seen other members do this, but I cannot find ot how. If you know how, or anyone else, and can explain, I'll post the route I saved
You have to export the route as a KML or GPX file and then you an upload it.
 

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