Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Regional > Southeast > North Carolina
Loading

Notices

Thread: Asheville area crawl spots

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-21-2019, 05:53 PM   #1
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ocala, Florida, USA
Posts: 1,211
Question Asheville area crawl spots

Hey guys, me and my family are planning on a trip to the Asheville area around Christmas time. Figured better to go do something then to buy a bunch of stuff the kids don't need. I'm gonna bring the rigs of course. So I was wondering where the good crawl spots are in the area? Also do you know if crawling at any of the nature parks is allowed? Don't want to piss of any park rangers for crawling their rocks. Thanks in advance for any help or info.
AnimalHippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-22-2019, 10:55 AM   #2
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ocala, Florida, USA
Posts: 1,211
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Everything is booked for our Asheville trip. Getting stoked! Is there no one crawling in this area? Figured I'd get at least 1 response. Have already scoped a spot across the street from our hotel via Google maps that looks like it might have some area to crawl. Also plan on taking the kids to a gem mining place in the mountains to the South West of Asheville. I'm sure I can find some spots around there. Any info on this area would be greatly appreciated!
AnimalHippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2020, 11:19 AM   #3
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: NC
Posts: 140
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Reviving this thread, as I have the same question. I live in the area and was curious if anyone had any good spots, I've seen the ones on the map but they are fairly old and I'm not sure what their status is.
Shinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2020, 06:05 PM   #4
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Ocala, Florida, USA
Posts: 1,211
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shinook View Post
Reviving this thread, as I have the same question. I live in the area and was curious if anyone had any good spots, I've seen the ones on the map but they are fairly old and I'm not sure what their status is.
I wasn't able to get any answer from anyone in the area on here. I called the hobby town near Asheville and asked. The guy said there's a group of guys called Fairview scale trails on FB(Hate to refer anyone to that site). I didn't get in contact with them due to not having FB. He said they go to some trails in Black mountain. I didn't get to do much crawling up there, but almost any hiking trail or River or mountain in the area has potential. I used Google maps Satellite & terrain mode to find good spots local to where we stayed. Good luck brother!
AnimalHippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2021, 06:37 PM   #5
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cherokee, NC
Posts: 210
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

A year later and I'm wondering if anyone is crawlin around WNC?
vader2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 08:12 PM   #6
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canton
Posts: 151
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

My brother and I just recently got scx10 iiiís and are just starting to crawl a little bit. Sold off all by crawlers and rc stuff in 2015 and am starting to get back into it. Iím here in WNC near Asheville. @vader didnít we go to a comp in SC?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Wizardman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2021, 09:23 PM   #7
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cherokee, NC
Posts: 210
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

I believe we did. It's been a while. I got out of crawling for a while until the last year or so. Don't go crawling much, mainly just work on and stare at them...
vader2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2022, 03:44 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: Canton
Posts: 0
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Reviving in hopes something in the area happens. Me and a friend are into trail and C2 comp rigs. My kid just recently got into crawling as well. That being said I live in the Canton area west of Asheville and have began the hunt for good rock piles to crawl and setup some gates on. If anyone is interested I can share what I find and I would ask others to share locations if you know of any.
Jrochester87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2022, 04:16 PM   #9
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: NC
Posts: 140
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

The best bet you'll find are some groups on FB out of Greenville. They are more active than most of the Asheville area stuff is. It also seems like stuff toward SC is a little better: Caesars Head, Falls Park, etc.

If you don't mind trailing, there is a lot. The question is what reaction you'll get from others on popular spots especially during the busier seasons. I've had USFS rangers take pause at what we were doing, but not express concern, but I don't think there is a uniform policy against RCs and you might run into problems depending on who sees you. I haven't had an issue, just be wary. Remember to be especially careful around dogs.

I've done a bit in Pisgah, but it's really nothing epic. The best area in DuPont is Big Rock and Cedar Rock, but you will need to watch for bikes. Some of the trails up off the parkway have the most interesting terrain but are also the busiest.

If you are looking for more dedicated crawling areas, I know there is a group that goes to a rockyard in Asheville, but I'm not 100% sure how they coordinate with the owner. It seems that I always find out about their events there after the fact. IMO we would do well to have a dedicated area (e.g. like Knobby Creek, Buddhas Ranch, Dark Hallow, etc) here, but no one has made one yet.

For comp rigs, unfortunately, there isn't a ton in the immediate area that is publicly accessible.
Shinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2022, 06:42 PM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: Canton
Posts: 0
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

I have been to knobby creek a few years ago for a G6 event. I heard it isnít available anymore.

I am going to check with a couple of stoneyards here on Haywood county and see if I can get permission. That may at least open up a ďtest and tuneĒ sort of thing.

I agree having a dedicated area would be ideal, Iím just not sure there is enough interest to maintain one. My buddy and I are going to continue the hunt for rocks. I am thinking about trying out the falls near graveyard fields, but like you said there is always a ton of people.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Jrochester87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2022, 03:18 PM   #11
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cherokee, NC
Posts: 210
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Graveyard Fields is OK for scale and trail trucks. Nothin too epic. I have some YouTube videos from a few years ago of scalers out there. My user name is Vader2728 if you wanna check them out. Waterrock Knob is another decent scale hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nothing great, just a good time. Another spot I like is Craggy Gardens. Another decent hike with a scaler. That one is close to Asheville. Any other spots?

Last edited by vader2728; 02-14-2022 at 06:07 PM.
vader2728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2022, 06:08 PM   #12
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hickory,NC
Posts: 340
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Knobby Creek I've been a few times. Trails need to be blown off. Great lil spot to play. I don't know how to get in touch with the owner but a friend did at the time.
cul8tr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 05:25 AM   #13
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: JACKSONVILLE
Posts: 0
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

I'm an Asheville Native but currently live in Flat Florida. I'm into RC Crawling but i do not know of any places in or near Asheville. I travel home 5 or 6 times a year and would like to do some crawling. I found an almost crawl spot on Bent Creek OHV but it was just driving on an incline, not crawling. I know Looking Glass Rock would be great or any of the other tourist spots, but how about a place on public land that would not be illegal or a long hike?
Thanks
Dan
RetroDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2023, 07:06 PM   #14
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: NC
Posts: 140
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

Knobby Creek is no more, they had a big farewell event in the fall, I think the owner sold the property. Shame, it was really well done, but they also stopped hosting comps and such around the time I first went. They clearly put a lot of time into it. It was really fun and they had a race track also, really well thought out and the owner was super nice, but the location was kinda rough getting to.

Dark Hollow in SC is on hiatus as well, I never made it there, but he said it's closed for the foreseeable future, although not permanently like Knobby Creek.

There was another guy in Asheville who had stuff on his property but he gave up about a year ago to do oval.

There are groups in Greenville that go to Falls Park, Caesar's Head, and Glendale Shoals, but they announce events on FB groups, of which there are probably a dozen and it's impossible to keep up with.

Eastern TN has a few areas, there are some folks in the Knoxville area that are somewhat active on FB, they have some cool terrain along the highway near the river and I know they hosted a comp there this past weekend.

The hurricane re-routed parts of the Davidson River, which moved a lot of rock into weird spots it wasn't before, this is probably the most rock in one spot that I've found in this area but I haven't explored how easy it is to get to. This is down by the fish hatchery.

TBH it kinda seems hard to win with the crawling scene here. I think there is interest, but none of the public areas I've been to have any kind of rock features like what you see in areas out west or where comps take place regularly in VA and LA. Hosting events in either Pisgah or Dupont require permits and they'd flat out reject anything related to this. It would take someone with the land and people willing to build/invest in it: buy rock, rent equipment, and help build. I'd do it here where I am, but our usable land is too steep to do any kind of rock work.

We have so many trails, that part is covered, so I'd really like to see a dedicated area for it.

Last edited by Shinook; 02-21-2023 at 07:13 PM.
Shinook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2023, 12:01 PM   #15
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Asheville
Posts: 2
Default Re: Asheville area crawl spots

There several really good spots up near me in Linville Falls/Grandfather district. Check out Flat Rock and Beacon Heights off the Parkway. We don't have the volume of people that Ranger district has (main reason I moved out of Asheville). Both are great trailing and push the limits of comp 2 and 3. I go at least 4 days a week after work.
Canadianbacon828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Asheville area crawl spots - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bay Area Crawl Spots ANoodle California 66 04-13-2020 10:37 PM
Tracy area crawl spots??? wcdfmt510 California 0 01-14-2018 04:52 PM
Asheville area who wants to crawl this huge hill tomorrow ? ICrashHelis North Carolina 0 12-06-2014 02:39 PM
crawl spots in folsom area ovcrwlr California 0 05-07-2012 09:10 AM
Bay Area Crawl spots badger California 7 11-28-2005 02:13 PM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com