Guided GMP Trails & Scenic Excursion Rides
Information and Schedule

  SFWDA is again offering both guided trail rides inside of Golden Mountain Park as well as excursion rides around the Sparta, TN area for everyone to make the most of their experience at Dixie Run. For excursions we plan to guide all the rigs that attend through scenic back roads and country roads while we spend some time along the route to explore some of the beautiful scenery the Cumberland Plateau area of Tennessee is known for. For guided park rides the plan is to run a morning and afternoon block for both Moderate and Advanced Moderate vehicle participants. All of this is included with your admission to Dixie Run.


Friday

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  • 10:00 AM - Premium Members Trail Ride (must be selected to participate) 
  • 12:30 PM - Guided Excursion Ride -  Travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Distances of up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more and primarily on asphalt.
  • 2:00 PM - Easy Moderate Ladies Only Ride - Join a group of easy moderate Lady drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 
  • 2:30 PM - Advanced Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of Moderate built rigs and drivers together as we tackle  the more challenging trails.
  • 3:00 PM - Easy Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of easy moderate drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 

Saturday

3 Different Ladies Ride

3 Different Ladies Ride

  • 9 AM - Easy Moderate Ladies Only Ride - Join a group of easy moderate Lady drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 
  • 9 AM -  Guided Excursion Ride -  Travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Distances of up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more and primarily on asphalt.
  • 9:30 AM - Advanced Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of Moderate built rigs and drivers together as we tackle  the more challenging trails.
  • 10:00 AM - Easy Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of easy moderate drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 
  • 1 PM - Guided Excursion Ride -  Travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Distances of up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more and primarily on asphalt.
  • 1 PM - Advanced Moderate Ladies Only Ride - Join a group of Lady Drivers in Moderate built rigs as we tackle the more challenging trails.
  • 1:30 PM - Advanced Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of Moderate built rigs and drivers together as we tackle  the more challenging trails.
  • 2 PM - Easy Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of easy moderate drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 

Need to Know about Guided Trail Riding

Comprehensive Educational Video Series Available Online

Comprehensive Educational Video Series Available Online

  • Tread Lightly! principles will be observed at all times. 
  • Your welcome to ride along on and participate in as many guided trail rides as you wish.
  • Trial Routes have been carefully pre-determined and should be suitable for rigs based on the categories described of each group.
  • Each group will have a brief drivers meeting before departure to become acclimated with the planned route and debrief on all safety, and communications, along with best practices when riding in groups.
  • CB Radios are suggested but not required. We encourage good radio communication and groups will be on a designated channel.
  • Each Guided Trail Ride through AOP is approximately 2-3 hours long
  • Excursion Rides are approximately 4-5 hours long. 
  • Every Guided Route will include at minimum One Trail Guide and One Tail Gunner.   
  • Our goal is to depart each guided trip with no more than approximately 15 rigs per total. We can and will split rides into multiple groups to accommodate everyone and the trail system itself for maximum efficiency. 
  • A brief drivers meeting with all participants will commence 15 minutes before each scheduled departure time. You must arrive on time! 
  • In the South rain is a weather factor which can elevate the difficulty rating of some trails as much as one whole level higher on average.  
  • While each route category has a few different levels of basic requirements, most would benefit from use of some additional suggested equipment. While you want to be prepared you also don't be to be overloaded.
  • CB Radio, Tool Kit, Spare Tire, Tire Patch Kit, and some common spare parts are all suggested equipment to have on-board. 
  • May we suggest our series of Educational Videos aimed at assisting you in coming prepared and making the most out of your trip for both yourself and everyone else in your group. Topics in our Education Series include "What to bring on a One Day Trail Ride", Group Trail Riding Etiquette, How to Tread Lightly, and much more. 

Easy Moderate Trails Group

Easy Moderate Trails Group

Easy Moderate Trail Routes

Required Safety Equipment

  • Safety Belts
  •  First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extingusher
  • Secure Battery

Required OHV Equipment

  • Transfer Case
  • All Terrain Tires
  • Recovery Points

 Everyday rigs and highly encouraged to join. Routes will be mostly easier trails, and only those which everyone in the group can traverse. 

Easy Moderate Routes
 

Advanced Moderate Trail Group 

Advanced Moderate Trail Group 

Advanced Moderate Trail Routes

Minimum
Equipment

  • All Basic Safety & OHV Equipment As Required of Easy Moderate Tralls

Advanced OHV EQUIPMENT

  • Winch
  • Lockers
  • Recovery Gear
  • Roll Cage

 This group will tackle more challenging terrain. Routes will be more challenging, but still capable of everyone in the group. Body damage may be possible, and a roll cage is required.

 

Scenic Excursions Group

Scenic Excursions Group

Scenic Excursion Trail Routes

REQUIRED
EQUIPMENT

  • Safety Belts
  •  First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Secure Battery
  • DOT Registered Vehicle

 

  Everyday, daily driver rigs are highly encouraged to join. Most of the route will be on asphalt yet there may be some very mild off road trails. We will as a group travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Travel up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more.

 
Travel approximately 70 miles round trip as a group on asphalt to visit various scenic destinations. 

Travel approximately 70 miles round trip as a group on asphalt to visit various scenic destinations.