So you wanna wheel Walden's Ridge at Windrock do ya? Well, well, well...

Jody Treadway

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Looks like a pretty fun trail. I've read you access this trail from somewhere other than the main trail head? or can you get there through the trail system too?

According to a buddy of mine you can access it about 10 miles from the Rattlerock exit, but we didn't go that way.
We went out Hwy 330 and turned onto Walden Ridge Rd.
 

Mac5005

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I would have posted this one.

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What % of the trail is like this pic?

Just trying to get a realistic idea, so a bad 90* turn (picture of Jody leaning off) onto a rock ridge, with an otherwise "hell-no" looking decent at the end of that rock ridge also pictured above?

What is the rest of the trail like?

Is it worth doing again, or one of those mark it off the list?

I've been waiting to see pics of this ever since there was talks about it on Hardline.
 

ord.sgt.26NC

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fuuuuuuuuucccckkkkkkk...and i thought the trail to the waterfall was a job to drive. Nellie Belle said she ain't goin.
 

Jody Treadway

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What % of the trail is like this pic?

Just trying to get a realistic idea, so a bad 90* turn (picture of Jody leaning off) onto a rock ridge, with an otherwise "hell-no" looking decent at the end of that rock ridge also pictured above?

What is the rest of the trail like?

Is it worth doing again, or one of those mark it off the list?

I've been waiting to see pics of this ever since there was talks about it on Hardline.

I'll do it again in a heartbeat in the fall and/or spring when the foliage is not so thick. The views are unreal.
The first 500' is the bad part. Bad being drop offs and very, very narrow and off camber.
The rest of the trail reminds me of the hilly part of Mason Jar. Steep but safe climbs, a few ledges and really enjoyable, albeit long.
The entrance is sketchy, the first narrow rocky pass is more sketchy and the exit is stupid sketchy if you have short wheelbase. The section of rock on top of the ridge is only about 8-9' wide and there is very little room for error.
 
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McCracken

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What % of the trail is like this pic?

Just trying to get a realistic idea, so a bad 90* turn (picture of Jody leaning off) onto a rock ridge, with an otherwise "hell-no" looking decent at the end of that rock ridge also pictured above?

What is the rest of the trail like?

Is it worth doing again, or one of those mark it off the list?

I've been waiting to see pics of this ever since there was talks about it on Hardline.

I'd say there are 4 or 5 sections with crawling type obstacles. First one was just to get up on the trail, then there are numerous narrow sections where the mountain drops off on both sides. Then the exposed rock section you see in the pics. Next is a section that's straight uphill with a 90° left turn back onto the ridge line. Then some more narrow riding. I think we missed a section but the next is a small section of rocks that are tall and narrow like shark fins. Probably 50'. Lastly, there's a final rock section that goes up and to the right. After that it's all up and down the mountain until the end. It's a long trail. It took us ~6 hours to run. I'd do it again knowing what I know now. Start early and you'll have plenty enough time to hit other stuff in the park.
 

Croatan_Kid

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New Bern
I realize that I really need to build a dedicated wheeling rig if I really want to do cool things like this....
 

ol'Jeeps

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Hickory, NC
Well! There's a reason to go back to Windrock! Thanks for the pics!
 

John Fuller

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Holy Crap...you guy are nuts. awesome looking place,nice pictures. some serious wheeling right there!! i got nervous just looking at the pictures lol.
 

chrishundley138

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Clemmons
What % of the trail is like this pic?

Just trying to get a realistic idea, so a bad 90* turn (picture of Jody leaning off) onto a rock ridge, with an otherwise "hell-no" looking decent at the end of that rock ridge also pictured above?

What is the rest of the trail like?

Is it worth doing again, or one of those mark it off the list?

I've been waiting to see pics of this ever since there was talks about it on Hardline.
There is video on Bleepinjeep YouTube channel of him and a few running it.. Wanted to run it ever since that.. But that drop doe..
 

01tj

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Greenwood Sc
According to a buddy of mine you can access it about 10 miles from the Rattlerock exit, but we didn't go that way.
We went out Hwy 330 and turned onto Walden Ridge Rd.
Did yall tow over to Waldens Ridge? We rode up there last night after the SRRS race trying to find it before we head up there on the next trip. I saw a few trails turn off the rd, which one do you take?
 

Infamous1

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Pittsboro
Did yall tow over to Waldens Ridge? We rode up there last night after the SRRS race trying to find it before we head up there on the next trip. I saw a few trails turn off the rd, which one do you take?
This? I Will be going back to run the ridge!!
 

Jody Treadway

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Did yall tow over to Waldens Ridge? We rode up there last night after the SRRS race trying to find it before we head up there on the next trip. I saw a few trails turn off the rd, which one do you take?

We left from the main parking lot at the pay station. Turned left by the maintainence shed and took that road to the end. Then left onto 330 about 4 miles and right onto Walden's Ridge Rd. Go about 1.5 miles up the road and the trail is on the left. Can't miss it.
There are easier ways but that's all we knew at the time.
I used up probably $100 worth of sticky Treps driving there!
 

ghost

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Hartsville/Camden,SC
IDK if I have the jeep and kahunas to wheel that trail........ Thanks for the share though. I can live vicariously through you guys.....
 

XJsavage

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G-ferry
IDK if I have the jeep and kahunas to wheel that trail........ Thanks for the share though. I can live vicariously through you guys.....
Psssssshhh.... I always knowed yous skedd. :flipoff2:
 

GotWood

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Jan 12, 2007
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Maiden, NC
AWSOME! If my junk every gets finished the way I envisuon, I'd be up for it.
 

redneck grrrl

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Well! There's a reason to go back to Windrock! Thanks for the pics!

you probably know my rig better, you think my WB is to short? cause I want to do this. !!!!!
 

McCracken

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you probably know my rig better, you think my WB is to short? cause I want to do this. !!!!!
it's doable. IMO, you have the advantage as long as you aren't 8' wide like some of us.
 
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