Rausch Creek Off Road Park: Crawl Daddy

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4.5/5 (2 reviews)
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County)
Last Updated: 11/28/2022
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This famous Jeep Badge Of Honor Trail is named after the notorious obstacle "Crawl Daddy." The purists and old-timers who have visited Rausch Creek Off Road Park for years will say, "You haven't done Crawl Daddy if you take the bypass." Either way, if you take the bypass or conquer it, the entire trail will pump your blood and challenge your rig and mind as you figure out tire placement and throttle control on this rock-crawling trail. Don't limit yourself to these trails because the Park consists of 3,000 acres with over 80 miles of trails for almost every type of 4WD vehicle, from stock to pro rock buggies.

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Crawl Daddy is a rock-crawling trail from start to finish, and the 1/4 mile could take you hours to complete. There is one named obstacle, and that is its namesake, "Crawl Daddy." Several other optional and non-optional obstacles exist. It is customary to drive this trail uphill, and traction can be an issue due to trickling water that runs down the trail. A modified vehicle with lockers is recommended to enjoy the trail taking its bypasses, and a highly modified vehicle is required to complete the namesake obstacle. Listed below are the essential cliff notes to be aware of before your visit. Don't Go Alone The Park requires group sizes of two or more, no solo travel. Cost and Fees All persons 16 and older, whether drivers or passengers, must become park members, which is called an "annual pass" The membership costs $50 and is good through 12/31 of the year you join (those joining Oct-Dec will be good through 12/31 of the following year). Once you are a member, the daily entrance fee for the vehicle and its driver is $65. Passengers are $20 each (the $20 is waived the day a passenger pays for their membership). Children 15 and younger are free. Included in your daily fees is primitive camping (reservation required). For our frequent visitors, they offer a Frequent Driver Pass for $260, which is good for five visits, or a Season Pass for $600. These passes are seasonal, running through 12/31 of the year you purchase (those purchased Oct-Dec will be good through 12/31 of the following year). Map Colors While the Park depicts this as a green trail, green is not the color used by Trails Offroad. Our 6 rated trails use red on our 10-point rating scale. The Park describes its map colors as follows: Green = Easiest Blue = Intermediate Blue-Black (Purple) Black = Hard Red = Extreme Open Hours Fridays 8 to 4 (wheel til dusk) Saturdays 8 to 5 (wheel til dusk) Sundays 8 to 5 Open Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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4.5/5 (2)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Crawl Daddy was a blast. We technically did not go up "Crawl Daddy" - the signs made that very apparent, but the bypass to the top provided a good challenge for the 2 door on 37s. I'd recommend this trail to anyone running 35's or larger who loves to challenge their skills and vehicle.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/28/2022

For a short trail, its a blast! We took a 2023 JL with a 2.5" lift and 37s up this trail. We couldn't complete the obstacle, but the bypass was still fun and challenging.
Trail Review: Rausch Creek Off Road Park: Crawl Daddy - Todd
Trail Review: Rausch Creek Off Road Park: Crawl Daddy - Todd
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