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Old 08-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there any place similar to tellico?

I am in florida and I have to travel to wheel. Been to tellico many times. I would like to know if there is something close to what tellico was.

is there any place similar in regards too:

No cellphone service
Long slow technical trails with scenic overlooks and fun offshoots to play on.
Awesome climbs but you gotta be careful because the trailer isn't 100 yards away
pack food and drink because the trailer isn't 100 yards away
pack tools because the trailer isn't 100 yards away
pack a few spare parts because the trailer isn't 100 yards away
bring a spare tire because the trailer isn't 100 yards away


oh and preferably without a trailer being within a hundred yards...

The parks are all nice but they are like pavement to obstacles. Obstacle riding is fun but long, challenging trails are what I'm after.
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never got the chance to go to tellico but from what you're after i'd say Black Mountain Adventure Park in Harlan, KY

http://www.harlancountytrails.com/blackmountain.php
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Harlan is the new Tellico.

same style terrain, you'll just have to turn off your cell phone
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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On my local board I am hearing Harlan and also Coal Creek. Never been to Harlan and its been about 8 yrs or so since I made it to coal creek.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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harlan

for multiple trails with hard to easy idd go harlan you can wheel a whle weekend and still not hit everything cause you will want to stay and play on a few places. we rode harlan in jan. temo was 3F there was ice everywhere pob the funnest trip there but was very cold. that was open top to with no heater. but fun thats a place i would ride all year long. i live close to tellico and rode there for 10plus years before they shut it down. harlan is the only place in my mind that reminds me of tellico. if you want a group of guys that have been there my friends and i i ride with could show you around in harlan. we are lookin for an excuse to go back. pm me with dates you might go and we can see what we can do
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I am thinking of doing something maybe in November. I operate the SETTC at Morris Mountain the end of September and that week off puts a hurtin on my bank account. If I do get a ride set up, there would be a few of us from florida coming up, who here would want to join up?

Macm715 give me a date that works well. I don't really want thanksgiving weekend though.
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post up when you're goin, i'll see if i can get a few together to go ride.
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I got it posted on my local forums so I'll post back soon with dates. I will want to get there and wheel for 2 solid days, fri/sat or sat/sun. At least 2 full days as Harlan is a pretty good drive for me and my local guys. Gotta make these trips count.
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Google shows 613 miles to get there. May have to try for 3 days wheelin! It sucks living in Florida and wanting to climb mountains.
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don't forget to hit Lions den.

it's the most gnarly bit of 500 yards I've ever wheeled.
I didn't pass the hand shaking test when I was done.


some good pics from this years NAXJA event in july.

http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1086877
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ive never been to Harlan, but have been to windrock/coal creek 10 or so times over the last few years.

and I've still seen less than 1/2 of the place. if you break, you better have spare parts, cause the trailer is a long ways away.

if you can make it there for 3 or 4 days you wont regret the trip.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Harlan is still much more easy to get around then Tellico was. You can get out in a hurry if you need to. I'm going to Windrock for the first time this weekend and it sure sounds alot like Tellico. I love Harlan and go multiple times every year but to me, its not totally like Tellico. You had to be committed to the trail at Tellico. Harlan has little trails all over the place. Damn I sure miss those hills.
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never got the chance to go to tellico but from what you're after i'd say Black Mountain Adventure Park in Harlan, KY

http://www.harlancountytrails.com/blackmountain.php
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Harlan is the new Tellico.

same style terrain, you'll just have to turn off your cell phone
and yup.

I went to harlan this past year and I've not been to a place similar since. It reminds me of the woods and trails of Tellico with Windrock's rocks. If that makes sense. The mud is similar to Tellico too.
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Harlan & Windrock are both nice - but both are designed with easy roads t get around the bulk of the park which the harder trails shoot off of. I am not aware of any park in this area with truly difficult network of trails that don't have pretty easy access roads linking the trails together.

I'd love to find a park that could build a trail you actually are ON THE TRAIL for a couple of hours, without having easy cut-outs to gravel.
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Harlan & Windrock are both nice - but both are designed with easy roads t get around the bulk of the park which the harder trails shoot off of. I am not aware of any park in this area with truly difficult network of trails that don't have pretty easy access roads linking the trails together.

I'd love to find a park that could build a trail you actually are ON THE TRAIL for a couple of hours, without having easy cut-outs to gravel.
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For those folks that never wheeled Tellico ,,, Harlan is the closest thing I know of to compare it to.

LOVE wheelin Harlan ,,,, but Iv,e never had that "DAMN WERE A LONG WAY FROM CAMP TO BE THIS BROKE EPISODE" there.
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Harlan & Windrock are both nice - but both are designed with easy roads t get around the bulk of the park which the harder trails shoot off of. I am not aware of any park in this area with truly difficult network of trails that don't have pretty easy access roads linking the trails together.

I'd love to find a park that could build a trail you actually are ON THE TRAIL for a couple of hours, without having easy cut-outs to gravel.
You need to wheel Slade, KY. Nothing marked and good to go with someone who knows the area otherwise you will never find the good stuff (or your way out). It's not go a Lion's Den, but stuff like Hairpin, Lower and Upper Staircase, Devil's Brew, Carb Hill and some others will give you a run for your money. The exact thing you mentioned is what I like about Slade versus Harlan and Windrock.

Unfortunately, Slade is under attack just like Tellico.
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I never got a chance to wheel Tellico, so take my suggestion with a grain of salt, but I know that there are a few places in Tennessee and North Carolina. The ones that stand out in my mind are Aetna, Prentice Cooper, which are in TN, and Uwharrie in NC. I have wheeled Aetna, but from what I have seen from the other two as far as documentation goes, they seem to offer something for everyone.
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Looks like a few of us may try to get Harlan Nov 7-12th I'll try to make this but if I can't I know there will be several others from Florida who will.
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Im in the minority. I like gravel roads within close proximity to the obstacle. Good for spectators and recovery.

I have wheeled Tellico and Harlan. They are very similar.
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Im in the minority. I like gravel roads within close proximity to the obstacle. Good for spectators and recovery.
There is comfort in knowing your trailer and tools and all are close by. But there also is a thrill in having to survive for hours, pack food and drink and even possibly have to stay overnight and then you have to work your way back if you break or figure out how to fix it on the trail. That's what I miss about Tellico.


I guess the thrill of, "will I make it out tonight" kind of thing.
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Just got back from a trip to Harlan a few weeks ago. It was our first trip and we had a blast. Good trails from easy to moderate, nothing too severe.

Uhwarrie is only 1.5hrs away for me so we ride there often. It's very small and only good for a day trip. It's not a destination spot if you have to drive a long distance to get there. Easy to semi tuff trails.

Windrock, TN - Ride for days and never see the same trail twice, easy to severe pucker factor.

Callalantee, TN - Now closed but was my favorite by far. Most beautiful scenery and everything from easy to no f--way. I've heard rumors it might reopen.
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Just got back from a trip to Harlan a few weeks ago. It was our first trip and we had a blast. Good trails from easy to moderate, nothing too severe.
This little snippet makes me think you missed the larger obstacles if you think there's nothing too severe. Being your first time there, I'm gonna say you missed the big stuff. That is unless you cruised right up "creampuff", "Crawford's cry", "pony hill", "little jagger"..... There are very big obstacles at Harlan unless you are on rocks with 52"s and pushing big HP.
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Being in the group of people trying to fund and make this happen, I don't see this tree bearing fruit. Sorry. I'm as bummed as anyone on this.
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Harlan is the closest to Tellico that I have found. It is better in some ways and nto as good in others. Give it a try I think you will like it.
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Just got back from a trip to Harlan a few weeks ago. It was our first trip and we had a blast. Good trails from easy to moderate, nothing too severe.

Uhwarrie is only 1.5hrs away for me so we ride there often. It's very small and only good for a day trip. It's not a destination spot if you have to drive a long distance to get there. Easy to semi tuff trails.

Windrock, TN - Ride for days and never see the same trail twice, easy to severe pucker factor.

Callalantee, TN - Now closed but was my favorite by far. Most beautiful scenery and everything from easy to no f--way. I've heard rumors it might reopen.
Uhwarrie is boring for a built rig. I was in 2wd most of the weekend.

Never been to windrock. I've heard there are a couple difficult trails.

Callalantee was good, but will never reopen. There is a new park opening in Mtn City that is close to callalantee

Harlan is the new tellico.
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