Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Columbia, SC
Car: 2005 LL Bean
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Heading west, Hurricane Creek is a road right off the interstate, I-40. When you see mile marker 8, start looking to your right, it's b/t mile 8 and 7.
Hurricane Creek is really nice for our stock 4Runner, and I'm about to try it out in my 3rd gen OB next weekend! It's really rocky, and you'll have to gauge for yourself. There's no speed on this trail. If you want speed/rally try Max Patch Road. Hurricane Creek: If things get a little too much for you TURN AROUND, it doesn't get better. Take a saw for small fallen brush and be prepared to turn around if a tree's down on the path.
Here's what am I doing: I'm going down Wesley Creek Road off Max Patch Road to get into that area. Wesley will t_bone another road. Right turn takes you back to Max Patch Road. (via what the locals call "Bear Waller." ) Left turn takes you to a locked forest road. Before the forest road, take another left and you'll be on Hurricane Creek. It's easy to figure out, and easy going in this area. Hurricane creek follows a creek the whole way and you go downstream to I-40. If you come from the interstate, you're going upriver and that could be harder. I've never tried it upstream, but I've seen some truck struggle that way.
I've got a great story about Me and buddy that went down Wesley Creek late one night in snow in a "05 OBXT. I will tell you the trip entailed a lot of hiking/hitching and great stories as we met all the locals and became know as the "dumasses that went through Bear Waller" in the snow.
Deals Gap will be awesome. Wayah Road has rocks all along it, and is harder to drive than Deals Gap, IMO.
Cades Cove roads are kinda wierd. They're one way, and if there's a tree down, you get a ticket for turning around.
Hurricane Creek has some really awesome campsites on the creek, too. Usually you won't run into you hiking types, though. It'll be more locals that maybe have business up in the woods.