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Offroading Trails in Dallas/DFW Area?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by DocsTacoma, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Oct 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Just bought my 2012 Tacoma 4x4 TRD Sport!

    I'm trying to find out if there are any trails, hills, or anything where I can go do some mild to moderate offroading?

    I'm dying to see how this truck does in 4WD!

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Oct 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    Offroad parks in Bridgeport, TX, and Gilmer, TX.

    Thats about it near Dallas
     
  3. Oct 10, 2012 at 4:12 AM
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    Those are about the only legal ones I know about. There are some trails at 360 but they are better for the smaller rigs and the legality is always in question.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    Thanks for the info!

    They seem to be pretty far from Dallas; are they worth the distance?
     
  5. Oct 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    It is totally worth the hour drive to make sure it is legal. Plus the parks have rated trails, maps and Bridgeport has an air compressor to air tires back up before leaving.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Plus if you ask real nice, there are a few guys that live closer to Bridgeport, and may be able to meet you over there and show you around.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for all the info!
     
  8. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    My Tacoma is at stock height with 265/70R17 BFG Mud-Terrain's. Are Bridgeport and Gilmer doable with this setup? I barely have 300 miles on my truck, and really don't want to run into any problems, etc.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    Bridgeport will be fine if you go with someone so they can show you around. I took my truck out there a few times while it was stock and all is well. Just know you may get some light scratches from branches and the possibility for damage is always there when you go off road.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Very true. There are plenty of places where scratches can occur. I agree with Tex. Go with someone falimilar with the layout, and can guide you around on some trails where you can test out what you have, and can spot you around damage.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Sounds good!

    Let me know if you guys are up to meet up around there. I'm trying to head out there before we hit winter!
     
  12. Oct 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    Winter wheeling isn't that bad; it is the summer wheeling that can get you in trouble.
     
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    When I went that time is was in the 30s I had a lot more fun than when it was 100.
     
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    Plus I tend to drink less when the mercury is lower, lol.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    Thinking about making a run out to Bridgeport this Saturday!

    Any of you guys want to meet up and spend a few hours offroading?

    Let me know!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    Sorry; I'm getting my stuff together for a Hidden Falls run in a few weeks
     
  17. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    No problem! Maybe next time!

    I'll come back and post pics :)
     
  18. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    X2. I thought about going to Bridgeport next weekend for another small test run before the big trip.
     
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    I just went out to Bridgeport last weekend.......stay on the green and blue trails.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    I also went out last weekend, and the map may be a bit off. Greens are blues, and blues are blacks.
     
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