Windrock Off-Road Park Trail 22 is a great all around off road trail that will offer a great ride with moderate obstacles. This trail has everything from steep climbs, water crossings, and a couple of rock climbs. It will take a few hours to run so it's a great afternoon adventure to get up the mountain and go see the windmills or a scenic overlook of the Tennessee Valley. This trail does have one challenging rock obstacle but other than that it's a pretty straight forward trail that will be fun for everyone. This is a private owned off-road park and does require access permits, so make sure you have your permit before heading to the trail.
The General Store is a great meeting place. They sell access permits but if you already have your pass it's a great place to air down and grab a snack or drink. They sell maps and stickers, everyone loves stickers. They also have a token operated pressure washer if you want to clean your truck after the trail. There is not an air compressor here but there is one at the campground a few miles up the road.
From Oak Ridge, TN travel northwest on HWY 62 (Illinois Ave) for 5.4 miles, Turn right onto Windrock Road, travel 3.3 miles. General Store will be on your left, trail head is 200 feet past General Store on left.
From Harriman, TN, head northeast on HWY 27 for 4 miles, stay right onto HWY 61, continue for 10.8 miles. Go through traffic light and take left onto Windrock Road, travel 3.3 miles. The General Store will be on your left, trail head is 200 feet past General Store on left.
I did not drive the entire Trail 22. We shot off onto another more difficult trail. Trail 22 is a nice fairly easy trail for slightly modified vehicles. The Switch backs are fun to navigate and give you some very nice views. There are some spots that are getting rutted out from the UTVs and could be difficult in a stock truck.
Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.