Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New place to Ride Dirt - Durhamtown Tellico

Located just across the Tennessee / North Carolina state line,near Murphy N.C. Durhamtown Tellico is a new, 3000 acre, privately owned, pay to ride area which incorporates some of the old trail system that was popular years ago. If you aren't familiar with Durhamtown Plantation in Georgia, it is one of the most popular, and well run riding areas in the southeast. I think it is very promising that the same model is being used in the Tellico area. Years ago the Tellico area was wide open for riding and off roading, but over time overuse of trails by larger vehicles contributed to the closing of nearly all trails in the National forest on the Tennessee side.

Durhamtown Tellico is just getting started, and it appears that its main appeal is to Jeeps, Side by Sides, ATVs and of course dirt bikes. 

The park is open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and at this point only primitive camping is available. For dirt bikes the price is $21 for the first day, and $16 for the second day. A map is provided when you check in. According to the website they have over 40 miles of trails. 40 miles may not sound like much, but if its as rocky and steep as I remember, you aren't going to be running a very fast pace. The original Durhamtown Plantation has really nice amenities, and my guess is they have some big plans for Durhamtown Tellico.Check out their website for updates.

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