Welcome to our Maps page! Over the years we have had the great opportunity to explore the south east, and thought it was time to start sharing our tracks so that others can more easily get out there and experience the wonders this beautiful country has to offer.

Trail rating system*:

  • 2WD Gravel: These are trails that you can travel in most 2WD vehicles with little to no modifications, although you may experience some minor road rash from the gravel bouncing around. Lower ground clearance vehicles may need to slow down drastically to get over some sections of the road where there are drainage accommodations.
  • 4WD Green: These trails are a mixture of gravel and dirt, and when dry can easily be traveled with a stock 4WD or 2WD truck with average ground clearance. In the rain these may become more challenging but still shouldn’t require more than a stock 4WD vehicle.
  • 4WD Yellow: These trails are generally dirt/mud, and should only be traveled with a modified 4WD vehicle. Rain changes the dynamic of these trails to put them solidly between a yellow and a red trail, so use your best judgement and never go alone.
  • 4WD Red: These are trails that are not maintained, where high ground clearance and heavily modified 4WD trucks is a must. If it rains, be prepared to break out that recovery gear.

*Trail conditions may change and can vary drastically from when we rated them. Please use your best judgement when on the trails.

If you would like to download the GPX/KML files to import into your device, you will need to click on the “MapHub” link on the map which will open up a new full page view of the map on the MapsHub page:

 

Then, click on the “Share” button on the right side of the MapHub page:

Then, to get the file click on the file type button for the one that you need:

 


PSO’s Take on the Georgia Traverse

Date Visited: July 2017
Trail Rating: 4WD Green
Average Run Time: 3 Days
Click here for the original Georgia Traverse

Trail Summary:
We have run The Georgia Traverse a number of times, but the most recent run for us was in July of 2017. We found in our recent run that some of the trails were gated, so we wanted to share our updates here with the alternate routes mapped. Please note that since we ran the trail, as of May 1st 2018, Dicks Creek and portions of Tray Mountain have been closed. In addition, portions of the Cohutta wilderness that we previously had to route around have been re-opened. None of that has been updated here since we have not had a chance to go out and re-route the trip, but we hope to update this route later in 2018 when we host our annual ALS ride on it.

Alabama


Talladega National Forest Traverse

Date Visited: March 2018
Trail Rating: 4WD Yellow
Average Run Time: 2 Days
Click here for more info from USDA on the TNF

Trail Summary:
We most recently ran this route with the Cheap State Overland crew in March 2018 on a weekend trip. The trail has 3 sections of varying difficulty. The northern 1/3 on county road 500 and 548 is just gravel and can be considered 2WD Gravel, but once you reach 600-2 that all changes. 600-2 is a moderately difficult trail, with pin stripes pretty much guaranteed. It consists of a rocky ride and up to 3ft. drop offs just at the edge of your tires, depending on the lines that you pick. It can be traversed with a stock height 4Runner that has 4wd, but you will have to use the skid plates in a few spots.

Points Of Interest:
(A) **START** Lively’s Foodland (33.92317, -85.60952) – great starting point to meet up and get some snacks prior to hitting the trails
(B) Cherry Tree Hunters Camp (33.48182, -85.88665)
(C) 600-2 Northern Point (33.36062, -85.93208)
(D) 600-1 Northernmost Point (33.31644, -86.02286)
(E) Rock Ledge Overlook (33.31151, -86.06914)
(F) Power-line Overlook (33.26346, -86.08429)



Little River Canyon

Date Visited: July 2017
Trail Rating: 4WD Yellow
Average Run Time: Good Day Trip
Click here for more information from the National Park Service

Trail Summary:
Little River Canyon is one of our favorite spots to go for a relaxing day trip. Camping is prohibited in Little River Canyon unfortunately, but there are some local campgrounds if you wanted to stay the night. The trails here are mostly dirt/gravel with some of the best water crossings in Alabama. There are a couple of things to watch out for out here though:
(1) The mud holes are deceptively deep. In fact they are deep enough to destroy a lifted jeep wrangler on 35’s alternator << yah that happened. We always go around them at this point, so use caution.
(2) If it is raining, or recently rained, be careful with the river’s depth. We have gone after a heavy rain and the water crossings were still passable but it was high enough to go over the bumpers on our lifted trucks on 33’s.

Because of the mud holes and the potential for deep water, we rated this trail 4WD Yellow. It can and has been driven with a stock 4WD but we would not recommend a 2WD, hence the slightly higher rating.

Points Of Interest:
(A) Billy’s Ford water crossing (34.42266, -85.59542)
(B) Hartline Ford water crossing (34.43321, -85.58337)
(C) High Rock: rock overlook on the creek (34.42612, -85.58972)
(D) Little River Falls (34.39553, -85.62538)
(E) Neat rock formation (34.37459, -85.63138)

Tennessee


  • 4Runner Rudy at Prentice Cooper State Park

Prentice Cooper State Forest

Date Visited: Sometime in 2016
Trail Rating: 4WD Yellow
Average Run Time: Good Day Trip
Click here for more information from tn.gov

Trail Summary:
Prentice Cooper State Forest is a seasonally open park that has tons of hiking trails, view points, and gravel, easy dirt, and moderate dirt trails. They have two campsites, one at the front that is a wide open gravel area that is conducive to roof top tent camping, and another near Davis Pond that is better suited for tent or hammock camping since they have the grassy areas roped off. Both campsites have pit toilets, but be prepared because they are not always well maintained.

We are particularly proud of this map, since we had the opportunity to be the first team to draw it up and share this full KML track of Prentice Coooper State Park.

Points Of Interest:
(A) Indian Rockhouse (35.12863, -85.42041) – Large rock with an old carved out staircase
(B) Snooper’s Rock (35.10186, -85.42428) – Beautiful rock overlook, looking across the Tennessee River
(C) Davis Pond Campsite (35.08200, -85.42995)
(D) Bluff View – Hicks Mountain (35.03286, -85.45089)