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PostSubject: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:19 pm

I received this e-mail from Durham Town in Georgia, Looks like they are opening up a park or riding area that was closed in North Carolina. I thought I would share the information for the guys that live up that way. If anyone wants to check it out please let us know if its worth going to. I know Mike runs a nice park here so I hope this one is going to just as nice and remember nopics 




Official Press Release for Durhamtown Tellico
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On October 25th, 26th and 27th   there will be a limited Inaugural ride at the new Durhamtown Tellico Park located in Murphy NC which is approximately 2 hours north of Atlanta.
 
About the Park
Durhamtown has partnered with landowners whose property adjoins the Original Tellico ORV and includes some of the private trails that were above the original ORV Park known as upper Tellico.
 
The facility will be managed, organized, and will not be a free for all riding park like the original ORV Park was operated. The disorganization resulted in the Park being closed by government officials due to damage of the natural ecosystems. All riders must stay on designated trails and these rules will be strictly enforced. Currently, there are approximated 4000 acres of mountainous trails and rock climbing.
 
Many trails will be 2-way, used with caution, and not a high speed facility! The areas consist of over 40 miles of existing trails. More are being added as the leaves fall to expose many old logging trails with many challenges. There are waterfalls and many mountain tops with 270 degree panoramic views. We have a 50 acre area that was clear cut 4 years ago with access to some very large and promising challenges including many large rock faces. The locals have called it:
“School Bus’s Granddaddy” For those of you that don’t know; School Bus is famously known Rock Crawl.
 
This area has many boulders ready to climb and more will be cleared when the leaves fall and we can see them more clearly. There is a 13 mile trail that travels along the ridge tops that begin on the main tract and end at Tellico’s old trail # 4. This trail is one of the most exciting trails I have ridden in a Side by Side.
 
This property consists of some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southeast and has been managed for 15 years as a trophy trout destination. We will continue to maintain the standards as planned. There are 5 trout ponds and 4 miles of managed streams; with one stream designated as a catch and release only for 18”-26” Rainbow Trout.
 
Camping is permitted in designated areas along the streams at no charge for the Inaugural Ride Weekend. Camping is Primitive with:  No power, fresh water in the streams and a port a potty will be onsite for Campers.
 
We will be enhancing the camping sites over the next few months and fees will be charged for Camping at that time.
 
The closest lodging is in Murphy at Motels but those needing reservations should call immediately due to prime leaf turning season in the area.

The Inaugural Ride Info and Reservation
The inaugural Ride:
For this event we are limited and all of those that interested in participating will need to contact Mike directly.
Reservations Contact:
Mike McCommons
The best way is by emailing Mike with “Tellico” as the subject line to: mikemc@durhamtown.com or you may call him at the office 706-486-4603 or 706-486-4664
 
 
For the 1st ride, only a small group of riders will be permitted, to show the land owner we can ride respectfully on his land and continue to enjoy it by not throwing trash on his property and staying on designated trails. We are looking forward to many years of developing one of the best off road destinations on the east coast.
 
Cost for this 3 day ride is: Paid by Credit Card in Advance (1st Come, 1st Serve)
$50 per registered Rider
$10 for any passenger or guest  
 
Once registered, you will get a confirmation, info, and directions etc.  We will provide maps on site at our designated meeting point.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
 
Mike McCommons
Durhamtown
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PostSubject: Re: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:43 pm

Holy Crap! That's exciting. Upper Tellico ORV is where I cut my teeth four-wheeling. I always thought it was a shame that it got closed down. Those trails were downright nasty! School Bus, Helicopter pad, Guardrail, Peckerwood, Lower 2, Trail 10. I doubt that they leave it as difficult as it once was but it's good to see it opening back up.

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PostSubject: Re: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 7:44 pm

I have been up there in a Jeep. Guardrail, Helicopter Pad and School Bus were a blast.  When I was there I dont think a SXS could have made it up Peckerwood.

I think I might still have some old pics from up there I will have to scan in.
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PostSubject: Re: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 8:21 pm

Great news Dale!!! Appreciate it..allright 

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PostSubject: Re: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 8:58 pm

I was there in a Jeep long ago before it was closed.
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PostSubject: Re: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 6:46 am

I used to rode there often. This would get me back into the seat.
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PostSubject: Re: Durhamtown Tellico Trails   Durhamtown Tellico Trails EmptyTue Dec 17, 2013 9:22 pm

only 1 or 2 old trails from Tellico is on this riding area people are hearing its upper Tellico its not . the property just joins what everyone knows as the old Tellico orv trails.and I think the price is a little high for riding what they are offering at this time
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