Sunday, November 5th, 2023, at 9:57 p.m. (CT), a request for help with an offroad recovery in Texas was received in our system. The requester, Julio Navejas, submitted the following information: “Stuck in a bog with a 1984 Dodge Ram 4×4 w150 / I’m with the vehicle“.
We reached out to Julio after 5 minutes of receiving the request. We confirmed the location and started looking for local volunteers. We also shared with a local group: Houston Area Off-Road Recovery.
It took us an hour, but we were able to find a volunteer. Patrick Valle, from the Houston Area group, jumped in and took care of the request. He contacted us, and we helped him connect with Julio. By 1 a.m., Patrick let us know the recovery was done, and we closed the ticket in our lobby.
Patrick, thank you for helping with offroad recovery in Texas, awesome job.
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4×4 areas around Houston
There are many areas to go 4×4 near Houston, TX. Here are some of the best off-road parks and trails that you can explore:
- Sam Houston National Forest’s Off-Road Trail1: This trail consists of 85 miles of multi-use trails of mud, hardpack, sand, and creek crossings. You need an OHV decal and a vehicle less than 50 inches wide to access this trail. The trail is open year-round, but may close due to severe weather conditions.
- Xtreme Off-Road Park2: This park is ideal for ATV drivers who want to test the limits of their vehicles. The park features deep bogs, steep hills, and wooded trails that offer a lot of fun and challenge. You can also camp, fish, and swim at this park.
- Memorial Park Trails3: This park is home to Houston’s historical mountain bike trail system. The trails are not directional and are dense with foliage, making them suitable for experienced riders. The park also has other amenities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports fields.
- Creekside Offroad Ranch4: This ranch offers over 350 acres of off-road fun, with trails ranging from easy to extreme. You can find mud pits, hills, rocks, and water crossings at this ranch. The ranch also has RV hookups, cabins, showers, and a general store.
- General Sam’s ATV and Off-Road Park5: This park has over 700 acres of trails, mud pits, hills, and sand dunes. You can also enjoy camping, fishing, and swimming at this park. The park is open every weekend and on some holidays.
These are just some of the off-road parks and trails that Houston has to offer. You can find more information and directions on the web search results6.