Windrock Trail Recommendations

JoseA

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Anyone familiar with the park, I'd like to get some recommendations on what trails to hit. I'm going there March 22 with a JL on 35s (my TJ on 33s) both have lockers.
 
Here are some intermediate and beginner routes from years ago, this list is 5 or 6 years old so the trails may have changed since then.

INTERMEDIATE RIDES:
I1 - 22 to G5 to G6 to 27 to G26 to 26 to G6 to G5 to G37 to 19 to G20 to 4 to G2 to G5
I2 - BLACK TOP to G50 to 50 to 60 to G53 to 53 to G55 to 61 to 62 to 66 to 62 to 61 to G55 to 72 to G52 to 51 to G66 to Black Top
I3 - P1 to G5 to G2 to 4 to G20 to G37 to 5 to G6 to 41 to 26 to G26 to 27 to G27 to G6 to 36 to 35 to G6 to G5 to P1
I4 - 2 to 16 to G1 to G50 to 50 to 53 to G55 to 61 to 62 to 66 (Caryville Flats) to 62 to G54 to Black Top

BEGINNER/SCENIC RIDE : 2 to G1 to 11 to G1 to G50 to 50 to 53 to G55 to 61 to 62 to 66 (Caryville Flats) to 62 to G54 to Black Top
 
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If you are interested, trails 16, 26, and 51 are Jeep Badge of Honor trails.
 
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Here are some intermediate and beginner routes from years ago, this list is 5 or 6 years old so the trails may have changed since then.

INTERMEDIATE RIDES:
I1 - 22 to G5 to G6 to 27 to G26 to 26 to G6 to G5 to G37 to 19 to G20 to 4 to G2 to G5
I2 - BLACK TOP to G50 to 50 to 60 to G53 to 53 to G55 to 61 to 62 to 66 to 62 to 61 to G55 to 72 to G52 to 51 to G66 to Black Top
I3 - P1 to G5 to G2 to 4 to G20 to G37 to 5 to G6 to 41 to 26 to G26 to 27 to G27 to G6 to 36 to 35 to G6 to G5 to P1
I4 - 2 to 16 to G1 to G50 to 50 to 53 to G55 to 61 to 62 to 66 (Caryville Flats) to 62 to G54 to Black Top

BEGINNER/SCENIC RIDE : 2 to G1 to 11 to G1 to G50 to 50 to 53 to G55 to 61 to 62 to 66 (Caryville Flats) to 62 to G54 to Black Top

awesome!! thank you for this list! Do you mind if I ask where did you get it from? Have you done any of them?
 
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awesome!! thank you for this list! Do you mind if I ask where did you get it from? Have you done any of them?

Got them from the map. I have done most of them but it was several years ago. I have been to Windrock more recently but I was specifically looking for harder trails, you can search "windrock" and find write ups of my last few windrock trips but the trails we ran during those trips are Advanced (35's and lockers minimum).
 
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If you have never been to Windrock, you really want to make a day of getting out to the Caryville Flats. Leave early because it is a long day to get out there and back, my above recommendations states to take black top back and taking the black top will take a good 45-60 minutes (if you need to go back to General Store, if not, it is less than that to get to town); however, you don't have to take the black top back you can look at the map and find green and blue trails back to the general store (just takes time).
 
I've heard about 16 but not 26 and 51. Have you done any of those 3? How tough/doable are they?

Those are the only badges I have😀. They are all “intermediate “ trails but vary in difficulty depending on the time since maintenance and any recent rains. 51 is Panther Rock and has a popular overlook. 26 is a long rock garden up a hillside. As others have mentioned, there are YouTube videos of many windrock trails. Just don’t assume the trail conditions will be the same during your visit. Hope you have a great visit!
 
If you have never been to Windrock, you really want to make a day of getting out to the Caryville Flats. Leave early because it is a long day to get out there and back, my above recommendations states to take black top back and taking the black top will take a good 45-60 minutes (if you need to go back to General Store, if not, it is less than that to get to town); however, you don't have to take the black top back you can look at the map and find green and blue trails back to the general store (just takes time).

Those greens and blues heading back to the General Store are an absolute blast rolling about 40 at mid-night with 4 dudes in the rig. Add a few gas cans sitting on laps and you really have a party!

…and yes, OP, I have done that. 😀