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I've rode at Brushy Mtn. a lot over the years and love it! My wife has gone with me several times when we use to have our rzr 800. We have since sold it and bought a Maverick (as most of you know). We have yet to take it to Brushy Mtn. though. What I want to know is have any of you tried Brushy Mtn. yet with a Maverick? Reason I'm asking is their trails get pretty narrow in some places and although my wife had no problems in the rzr, the Maverick we have now is much wider. Just didn't want to drive all the way up their with her and the Maverick to find out later that it's just too wide for their trails and it become a wasted trip.
 

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I contacted Richard Mull about a month ago and asked him about all the rumors we've heard.
How did he feel about 64" + width, mud tires, noise? He replied that it was all ok. Since then we have had 12" of snow here and he shut down for a few weeks so everybody didn't tear his land up. He's funny about that and always closes after rains too! In 20 years of riding I have yet to go there and live less than 30 minutes from it, so I've been wanting to check it out too, since Brown is closed till 4-1. Best to call him the morning of and see if he's open before you make the trek. Why don't you contact me the next time you think about going and I'll meet youns over there? Saturdays or Sundays work for me.
I do business with his adjourning neighbor and am trying to get us on his land, which is 1500 acres in Boomer but needs trail maintenance and new trails cut
Also have a personal invite to the JimmyWhiteComplex this Saturday for a ride but the sxs loop is only 2 miles long and the rest is set up for bikes and quads. It's a hundred acre tract with about 9 miles of the hardest trails ever cut and red clay that takes 4 hours to clean off! Might go for the fellowship
 

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Used to ride all the time at brushy with sport quads and loved it. Haven't been in about 5 years. But I know then there was no way these mavericks would fit any trail I ever rode on. But would love to find another place to ride other then CAW Please Keep us posted what you find out.
 

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Used to ride all the time at brushy with sport quads and loved it. Haven't been in about 5 years. But I know then there was no way these mavericks would fit any trail I ever rode on. But would love to find another place to ride other then CAW Please Keep us posted what you find out.
I'm going to disagree with you, I know some of there trails a Maverick will fit down, but what i'm worried about is starting on a trail and it gets too narrow in a spot like a lot of their trails tend to do in certain spots. A friend of mine took his RZR 900 and I was in my RZR 800 and rode everything we wanted to with no problem. But he sold his 900 and has a RZR 1000 and I've got the Maverick after selling the 800. Neither of us have been since and unsure on width. That's why I was curious to see if anyone else has already been with a Maverick before we ended up being the Guinee Pigs, lol.
 

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I thought about trying out Brushy Mtn sometime. I always liked Brown Mtn. for a day trip. Play Doh, let me know if you head to either and I will do the same. I plan on going to Brown mtn or WV in April.
 

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I thought about trying out Brushy Mtn sometime. I always liked Brown Mtn. for a day trip. Play Doh, let me know if you head to either and I will do the same. I plan on going to Brown mtn or WV in April.
You can forgot about going to Brown Mtn. with a Maverick. You'll only be able to fit down the main jeep trail going up and maybe trail 4, but the rest of the trails are too narrow for anything wider then the small 50 inch rzr's
 

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You can forgot about going to Brown Mtn. with a Maverick. You'll only be able to fit down the main jeep trail going up and maybe trail 4, but the rest of the trails are too narrow for anything wider then the small 50 inch rzr's
Its 2, 9 and 10 that needs to be widened, they're bout 5 mile trails that I'd love to ride more. We ride 1(JOY ROAD), 4, 6, 8 all the time and also have ridden 1A out the parking lot... if you have 3 hours! It's black diamond for sure and not good on any machine.

maybe they'll surprise us 4-1 with a new trail
 

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Its 2, 9 and 10 that needs to be widened, they're bout 5 mile trails that I'd love to ride more. We ride 1(JOY ROAD), 4, 6, 8 all the time and also have ridden 1A out the parking lot... if you have 3 hours! It's black diamond for sure and not good on any machine.

maybe they'll surprise us 4-1 with a new trail

How the hell do y'all get a Maverick down trail 1 ?

http://utilityoffroad.com/trailheads/images/bm-trails2.jpg
 

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1 is easy that's the main road, 1a is tight!
Didn't know there was a trail 1a? Thought it was all trail 1 and only the last part coming down the mountain back to the parking lot (which is 2 way) is the only part of trail 1 I'd figure you could fit a Maverick on.

But yeah, what you're calling 1a there is no way a Maverick is going down that section. A friend of mine and I actually came up on two rzr 800's (not S models) on that trail. I really wanted to watch them try and go down the trail, but they were moving extremely slow and we didn't want to wait.
 

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I have done 1a in my maverick, took a long time with the near vertical rock climbs. Was on my side at the top but pulled it off, never again
 

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I have done 1a in my maverick, took a long time with the near vertical rock climbs. Was on my side at the top but pulled it off, never again
Really? Do you have video of it by chance? I just have a really hard time believing you made it around trail 1 in a Maverick just because I know how tight some of those sections are! And if you can make it all the way around trail 1, you should be able to do trail 2 as well.
 

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Trail 1a

I have done 1a in my maverick, took a long time with the near vertical rock climbs. Was on my side at the top but pulled it off, never again
Yes Did the same trail, 1st on left, we had 2 teryx and 1 rhino. It is tough and took 2hrs plus. Very good challenge for sure. Will probably do it on my maverick when I go, but mine is Xxc, just 2 in wider than my teryx was. If you have a break down, I don't know how anyone could pull you out. Good Luck.
 

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Sorry I don't have any video, just a nephew that was scared for life! It wasn't that it was so narrow other than it was just super technical. Also at that time I was taking a huge risk doing it without a winch and we were by ourselves! Trail two could be done in a maverick but I don't want to scratch my sides all up. Fun for me is to keep moving and those trails are just two steps forward and one step back, fan running all the time, belt gets hot, shoulder starts hurting( no power steering yet).. Just not fun
 

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Well, finally took the trip over to Brushy last weekend. I was the only SXS there that day. We had a blast on trail 1 and went all the way around(25 miles) on the outer loop. Took 2 hours and was very nice. Not as tight as you would think but did have to back up and reposition about 8 times on some switchbacks. He's got it cut about 6' feet around TR1. Other than that the pace was good. Parking lot was crowded but didn't see much traffic in the woods. He has it laid out with all one way trails so I would suggest taking your lunch with you. There were about 5-6 signs for the office so you can take a short loop but you still have to start over each time from the same trail. That was the only thing I didn't like.
The soil wasn't the red clay like in t-town but rather more like brown mt so clean up was not so bad
You want some ups and downs? They got em! Some views at the top were 40 miles.... Beautiful!
I would go again, and it was worth the steep $30! Had a cute girl fixin burgers so we ate and enjoyed. Everyone loved the Mav and I spent time talking with people about it and it's performance. All in all it was a great day with no problems.
Off to Brown this morning with some guys here on the forum, wish us luck!
 
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