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MorePaint
09-03-2014, 12:41 PM
This past weekend Spike, Brian and I made the trip down to Rausch Creek Offroad Park in Pennsylvania, USA.

This was the first time any of us have been there. I have been wanting to go there for the last couple years, so I was pretty excited when I got invited.

Google maps said 6hr drive from my house in Fort Erie. With some detours, grocery shopping, gas/food stops it took 8hours.
Way home was much faster. Lol

We got there after dark and the camping was pretty full where we wanted to be, we were looking around for a spot and some guys there offered to move some trucks around for us to get a good spot. Sweet.
Camping was just in the parking lot on gravel/dirt. There were nicer spots on grass for tents near the trees, but we had a pop-up camper so on the flat we stayed, which was fine for me!

At 8am we went to the office to pay registration and get some trail maps.

The maps were a little confusing at first but after the first day we knew our way around the park pretty good.

Everything is colour rated.
Green
Blue
black
Red.

It was pretty quick to cover the ground there. The green main trails took you out to each end of the park. From any point we were able to get back to camp in 15 minutes which was nice when we had breaks. Haha

We did as many blacks and reds we could get to in 2 days of wheeling. We did a lot of their trails in those days. I think another 2 days and we could have covered the rest of the trails we missed.

A LOT OF ROCK. If you loveeee big boulders and rock gardens. This is the place for you. I was able to push my jeep to it's limits and it worked excellent. I know exactly what I need to upgrade next. :)

I'd say from what trails I have run in ontario.

Their red trails are 4+
The trails were short and sweet, so you could hit 15 trails in a day and they are very close together.
I would like to go back next year to do the rest of the park and find the other blacks and reds

in my opinion we have better trails here in ontario. .



LOL that was long. Sorry.
It might not all make sense!

True
09-03-2014, 12:49 PM
That's really cool, glad you got to get out there. It seems Rausch Creek is pretty well known around North America and hosts a lot of cool events. It would be neat to see the Ultra 4's run there and also get some wheeling in on the same weekend

MorePaint
09-03-2014, 12:54 PM
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Drizit
09-03-2014, 07:44 PM
Cool shots, I really like the one of Spike's LJ stretching out.

hustler
09-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the review, I was going to ask for more.

For spike or you MorePaint, if you have been to both this and Rocks and Valleys and could only do one, which was better?

akpayne
09-03-2014, 09:35 PM
I am wondering the same thing as I would only be able to do one or the other next year.

MorePaint
09-03-2014, 09:54 PM
That's really cool, glad you got to get out there. It seems Rausch Creek is pretty well known around North America and hosts a lot of cool events. It would be neat to see the Ultra 4's run there and also get some wheeling in on the same weekend


It was pretty neat,

There was a rock crawling competition going on there Saturday so we came back for lunch and watched that for a couple hours. So cool stuff.

But yeah the races would be pretty awesome to see.







Thanks for the review, I was going to ask for more.

For spike or you MorePaint, if you have been to both this and Rocks and Valleys and could only do one, which was better?

You're Welcome, I didn't get to much into it in the picture thread because I was waiting for this thread haha.


I have not been to rocks & valleys,

But spike and his buddy Brian were saying they have been there this year too.
I'm sure he will chime in about it.

spike
09-04-2014, 08:41 AM
I would say they are not in the same league. you are talking about 300 acres versus 3000 acres. Rausch creek is so much better but like Steve said there is alot of rock gardens. Alot of the blacks and reds were bouncing around alot. Lots of bypasses not as many on the red trails. Watching the buggies was definately exciting.

You have to buy a membership every year for 15 and 35 dollars to wheel a day per person. Considering you can camp for free it averages out.

Definately glad I got to check it out. Just nice to run something different

hustler
09-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Thanks gents, although the drive is a little farther RC seems like the better overall choice to me. I appreciate the info.

MorePaint
09-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Those highways also have tolls

Offroaddaddy
09-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Very nice write-up/review - thank you for sharing. I'd love to tag along on the next trip.

Paul

McDuck
09-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Nice write up. Count me in if there's another posse heading down.


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MorePaint
09-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Found these in the jeep.



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Canuckgirl
10-26-2014, 08:51 PM
We are headed down in 2 weeks for my American Jeep club's Turkey Run. So excited to finally get to hit up RC with them. They have a lot of jeeps and quite a few that have been converted to buggies :)

Trails plus some good old American thanksgiving dinner made in a turkey fryer, and I'm sure it'll be a great time!