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Wayehutta ATV System

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Alt Names

Roy A. Taylor ATV Trail System, Jack Rabbit Hill, Nantahala National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in western North Carolina, this large area has about 28 miles of marked trail loops. Numerous bridge crossings, dense forest vegetation and a scenic waterfall trademark this popular trail system. Trails range from easy to difficult with some sections being very rocky and challenging.

The main staging area offers level parking and has a nice day use area that consists of picnic tables and a large gazebo. Cell phone service is not available at the staging area but a signal can usually be picked up along most of the trails and mountain ridges.

Please note that there is no longer an onsite self service pay station and passes must be purchased in advance by either visiting the Nantahala Ranger District, Caney Fork General Store or Top Cat Grocery.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityCullowhee, NC
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From: Hazelwood, NC
1) Take US-23 (US-74) south about 13 miles to exit 85
2) Continue about 1.7 miles
3) Turn left (east) on SR-107, continue about 3 miles
4) Turn left on SR-1002, continue 3.2 miles
5) Turn left on Edgewater Road, continue .8 miles
6) Turn left on SR-1731/Wayehutta Road, continue about 3.5 miles toward staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

QUALITY

RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day

TERRAIN

Square Miles62
Miles Of Trail28
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2500 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some
CommentMedWest EMS (828) 456-7311 serves up to the parking lot with normal EMS service. Jackson County Rescue Squad (828) 586-8719 will respond anywhere in the park with multiple UTVs and medical bed.

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenApril 1 - December 15
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (62 inches)bridge crossings have a width restriction of about 64"
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 62 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
CommentChildren under 8 may not operate ATVs or motorcycles. Children under 12 may not operate any ATV 70cc or larger. Children under 16 may not operate any ATV 90cc or larger. Operators under 16 must be under the supervision of a person over 18.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($5.00 per OHV)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)MedWest-Harris Hospital (828) 586-7000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Moonshine Mini Mart (828) 293-5015
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Moonshine Mini Mart (828) 293-5015
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Moonshine Creek Campground (828) 586-6666
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Moonshine Creek Campground (828) 586-6666
Primitive Camping CampgroundCullowhee, NC
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Moonshine Mini Mart (828) 293-5015
Swimming Swim AreaCullowhee, NC
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteWayehutta Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Thorpe Reservoir/Lake Glenville Boat Ramp

CONTACTS

Contact InfoNantahala National Forest - Nantahala Ranger District
90 Sloan Road
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 524-6441
goo.gl
Contact InfoSmokey Mountain ORV Club
(828) 586-5679
Contact InfoCaney Fork General Store
7032 Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723
(828) 293-7032
mickluker@aol.com
www.facebook.com
CommentSells ATV Trail Passes
Contact InfoTop Cat Grocery
3275 US 441 South
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-0847
info@lewisoilcompany.com
tclewis.wix.com
CommentSells ATV Trail Passes

COMMENTS

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Wayehutta ATV System Trail Photo

Wayehutta ATV System Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Wayehutta ATV System Trail

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Wayehutta ATV System Trail Photo

OHV at Wayehutta ATV System Trail

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Wayehutta ATV System Trail Photo

Wayehutta ATV System Trail

Photo Submitted 12/5/2012 (Thanks!)

Wayehutta ATV System Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Wayehutta ATV System Trail

Photo Submitted 11/29/2012 (Thanks!)

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