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  • #1804
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    (– by jeeplite #8189 –)

    Hi Guys..
    First the  background :I'm on the verge of buying a new vehicle.. I was considering the Jeep sahara unlimited but then I was not able to think of any other use for it other than winter time during the snow etc..
    I looked for trails where I could take the jeep during the summers etc with my family..and in this attempt signed up for the yearly membership for trails info etc.I spent some time looking at the google maps  but I could not find any useful information (maybe I'm not looking right). The map shows me how to get to the trails but don't know what the trail looks like..
     
        I was looking for some light offroading fun, something which takes me off the road but not too hardcore..whenever I find trail information I only see deep mud, big boulders with big jeeps and huge 30" tyres winching each other out.
    Is there any possibility of finding trails for purpose of "light weight offroading".. maybe just scenic/gravel roads not accessible by  normal car;are there any basic trails for family fun/1 day trips in Ontario ?
    At least let me know where to search for this information..

    #3927
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    (– by hustler #5243 –)

    An unlimited JK, at any trim level, can make for a great daily driver that you can use to explore on the weekends. What you're describing in terms of trails does exist – something like Old Logging Road would be a great choice for a stock Sahara. There are plenty of gravel roads in, and there's nothing too extreme on the trail, but you can get the experience it sounds like you are looking for. Old Logging Road is a trail I wouldn't hesitate to take a stock 4×4 on.

    Most of the 1-2 or even 2+ rated trails in the index should fit this description. From the GTA, a trip to the Kawarthas or Haliburton to run an easy trail or two, followed by dinner somewhere along the way home makes for a good day trip and is very family friendly.

    Remember to never go alone though – keep in mind that you can end up in some pretty remote areas, and having assistance available is an important safety consideration.

    Oh, and BTW a 30" tire isn't very big. I would bet that the Sahara comes with a tire 30" tall stock.

    #3928
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    (– by moejeep #5369 –)

    Never go alone

    This is the most important part, if you are looking up trails on the OF4WD site never go alone.
    Even some "roads" on google maps could get you into trouble.

    #3929
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    (– by Moddz #7343 –)

    The types of trails you describe here can be successfully navigated with ANY 4wheel drive truck or SUV. Most can even be enjoyed without 4wheel drive when dry.  You are not limited to the one particular make / model. A good portion of these come from the factory with street tires larger than 30" if optioned out correctly.

    Again exploring unfamiliar roads or terrain alone or with one vehicle is never a good idea.

    #3930
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    (– by moejeep #5369 –)

    I recommend signing up for a group event, like Camp NL or Newbie runs, it is the best way to learn what to do and meet people to go with.

    It is the best way to get involved, and the guides will be able to help you pick the trails that your vehicle can do.

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