Trails in the North East

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Hey new to the forum just got my 2019 Jeep Sport S about a month ago. I've had a few jeeps before but never did anything crazy off-road around me. Was wondering if anyone knew any good trails in the north east?

I know its tough I live in Westchester NY so not the best area for trails.





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Welcome to the forum and to the world of off roading and Jeep ownership! From another post:


Join a legit club. Yes, you'll probably have to pay some dues, but there are multiple beneifts: Clubs usually have regularly scheduled events, people with a knowledge base and tools who are willing to help when you need it, and a knowledge base of land use issues, where to go legally and where to stay away, and some clubs even have agreements with local land owners that will get you access to private property via monthly rides. Off the top of my head, for your area of NY, the Clubs i know are:

Hudson Valley 4 Wheelers (https://www.hv4w.org/)
Long Island Off Road (http://www.liorclub.org/)
Adirondack Jeeps (http://www.adirondackjeeps.com)
Eastern 4 Wheelers (mostly New England http://www.eastern4wheelers.org/site/)

These clubs are all active and members of Northeast Offroad Vehicle Alliance(NOVA), or North East Association of 4WD Clubs (NEA4WD, or "NEA" for short), or both (as far as I know, unless there has been recent changes), and have connections and access to private land through those organizations, as well as trail data and info for trails in other areas via member clubs who share info. I've been with my club since 2005ish, and I've wheeled with members of the other orgs on and off at various region events. Several guys from Hv4W helped me with a trail repair on a ride. They're all good orgs with good people, worth the membership price (again, as far as i know, and if there haven't been any major changes). It's worth reaching out to them or going to a meeting to see if it's for you.

Additionally, there are some off road parks popping up here and there in NY: Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park (Granville NY),
BHM Off road facility (http://www.bhmoffroadtestfacility.com/)
and of course, in PA: Rausch Creek and AOAA.

It's not like out west, where there is open land everywhere, but it's what we have to work with.

Ultimately, it's something you have to consider what is right and how much it means to you: Do you want to keep going off roading for years to come, and possibly share it with future generations? if you answer yes, then it's worth it. These clubs will get you in, get you "trained" so you won't damage your rig or the trails, and help you get started off on the right foot. If the answer is "No", maybe it's best you just stay home. No disrespect, Wheeling illegally gets public AND private land shut down, and ruins it for everyone who actually does care. I speak from experience. We've lost access to a handful of public (Forest roads) and private land, due to abuse by local renegade wheelers since I started doing this- and that's not counting the trails we lost when I was growing up, riding ATV's, or the trails we simply lost to housing/ apartment complexes going up where there used to be a patch of land. Being organized is more important for 4x4 users now more than ever. I'll end my rant and step off of my soap box there.
 
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Welcome to the forum and to the world of off roading and Jeep ownership! From another post:
Hey thanks for the club link! and yeah with my last few jeeps I was running on some private land it was fun but mainly for atvs so really messed up my paint plus its sold now. Id like to keep this paint clean for now so ill def be joining one of these clubs
 

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Last day out before the trails get handed over to the sleds tomorrow. I pin stripped the shit out of my brand new JLUR, undercarriage didn’t fair so well either, oh well time for more lift, skids and 37’s lol

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Last day out before the trails get handed over to the sleds tomorrow. I pin stripped the shit out of my brand new JLUR, undercarriage didn’t fair so well either, oh well time for more lift, skids and 37’s lol

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Another option is to get the US version of this map book.... this is what I use and I love it!
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This along in conjunction with Google map is awesome!
 

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Another option is to get the US version of this map book.... this is what I use and I love it!
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This along in conjunction with Google map is awesome!
Another option is to get the US version of this map book.... this is what I use and I love it!
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15779883115055819018030524783835.jpg

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This along in conjunction with Google map is awesome!
Not sure how it is up in Canada but in the states You can easily find yourself on private property and that’s a big no-no In my neck of the woods.
 

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Not sure how it is up in Canada but in the states You can easily find yourself on private property and that’s a big no-no In my neck of the woods.
If people down here don't want you on their property, they usually post it.

So if it ain't posted, you have to assume that it's allowed access
 

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