Tennessee & North Carolina State Line Basin - Cherokee & Nantahala National Forest
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The Upper Tellico Off-Road Area is a high basin located in the Unicoi Mountains. The area had several private owners including timber companies from 1950 until 1969. It was heavily logged.
The roads built for logging were abandoned. Nature restored some of them to their original condition. OHV enthusiast started using more of these steep roads. They became deeply rutted from ORV use.
The Forest Service purchased the land in 1980 and began a restoration program. OHV use will still be available but with an environmentally friendly approach. Tellico and it's tributaries pass through the 8,000 acre area. Elevation ranges from 2,500 feet to 4,979 feet on Grassy Top Mountain.
The Annual Dixie Run
The 20th. Annual Dixie Run was held Sept. 30, 2006 at the Upper Tellico OHV in the Cherokee and Nantahala Forest, at the state line area near "Hanging Dog" in Murphy, NC.
The 43 miles of trails are famous for having some of the best 4x4 trail riding in all of the U.S. The closest towns are Murphy, NC south of the area and Tellico Plains, TN northwest down along Tellico River.
The Dixie Run is held annually at the end of September. The event has a variety of trail rides with trophies awarded and events for family and children at the campground.
The Trail System Provides Interconnected Loops With No Dead-End Routes
State Line Loop
Rock Garden & Tipton Knob Photos - Dixie Run 2005 - 2006
Fording Tellico River
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New Regulations For Tellico OHV Area
The US Forest Service, Tusquitee Ranger District announced that several new regulations will be implemented in the first of January 2007 after the closure order is signed. The new order will be posted at trailhead parking areas as soon as it takes effect.
1. No camping in the Allen Gap and State Line trailhead parking area.
2. No Roadside camping on Trail #1 and Trail #5 except in designated areas by posted signs.
3. The following trails will be seasonally closed from Jan. 1 through March 31 on an annually basis:
Lower section of Trail #2 and Trails 7, 9, and 10.
For further information contact the Tusquitee Ranger District, 123 Woodland Drive, Murphy, NC 28906
Dixie Run 2005 Video Clips
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