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Jeepers/OffRoaders in SA area?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by Big Green, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. majormadmax

    majormadmax TGT Addict

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    Jeep Nation just went on a really nice Hill Country run yesterday...

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    I wasn't able to go, but from the pics it appears they had 27-28 Jeeps out there!

    https://www.relive.cc/view/vXvLYPp2x7O
     


  2. roadkill

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    Same here. sold the trailer too. Miss it also.

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    Replaced it last year with this. Not a Jeep but a jeep.
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  3. BuzzinSATX

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    I have been looking for places to go to get off the road and onto some trails. I was spoiled from living in NH, MT, and AK, and didn’t think TX had many overland/off road trails.

    where are some decent dirt roads/trails? Driving a 4X4 Silverado, so not looking for Taco/Jeep goat trails.

    Any ideas appreciated.
     
  4. roadkill

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    Big Bend state park and natl park have nice easy trails. I here terlingua ranch has trails also. Must own property there or stay on property there to access it. If you like beach there’s PINS. Aside from that not much available as it’s all off-road parks and private property. Could always get a map and look for unimproved county roads and head out exploring. Some might be well maintained and others in poor condition.
     
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  5. BuzzinSATX

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    Thanks!

    I’m also looking into East TX National Forests. I used to ride the Forest Service roads and trails for many miles in Montana and ID. I enjoy a “flow through” run, where we go in one way and come out on the other side of the area.

    No longer looking for true “4 wheeling”, just enjoy getting off the pavement and beaten path.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. roadkill

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    Have you checked out expedition portal yet? If not head over there and look around. You’ll find trip reports and ideas. I think others have done the county road route there. Less wheeling and more camping/exploring minded.
     
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  7. majormadmax

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    There are some light dirt roads and trails between Helotes and Bandera, one goes by Polly's Chapel and follows Privilege Creek which is where the above pic with our two boys in the back was taken. We usually follow Old School Road north past the cemetery which will eventually pop out on Old Elm.

    Ross Road (121) of 462 west of Hill Country State Natural Area and just south of Tarpley is also a nice drive with a crossing of Hondo Creek on the northern end.

    Willow City Loop north of Fredericksburg, while paved, is still a scenic 13-mile stretch of Hill Country road over hills and valleys offering stunning views of creeks, meadows and yucca-filled cliffs.

    Most of the time we just head out on the backroads of the Hill Country and look for interesting places to explore!
     

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