Whether it’s splashing through a puddle, gunning it through swampy ruts, or attempting a seemingly bottomless pit, mud tends to attract wheelers of all ages and types. Sure, it’s a big mess to clean up after, but few things are more enjoyable than bouncing off of the rev limiter as waves of mud and water explode around your rig.
Nestled in Ash, North Carolina, near the border of South Carolina, is an off-road park built with mud enthusiasts in mind. Known as Carolina Backwoods, the 200-acre private park is designed as a family-friendly weekend wheeling getaway. With trails ranging from easy to extreme and a test area equipped with a rock garden and technical hillclimbs, the park has something for just about every level of wheeler and rig. Since warmer weather is finally pushing out the cold, the park has made the shift from being open weekends only to all week.
We recently got the chance to head down to Backwoods to check out a typical weekend of wheeling in the coastal plains. And while we now have a long date with the pressure washer, we did have a blast exploring the mud-lined forest. For more information on the park, check them out at www.carolinabackwoods.com.