GSMTR 2019

GSMTR 2019

We had a great time at the GSMTR 2019. Below are the details of the events. Come visit us at GSMTR 2020!

Check out these pictures/videos from some of our attendees:

You don’t want to miss the 28th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride (GSMTR) being held May 13th-18th, 2019. The event will be at Windrock Park which has over 300 miles of trails. At Windrock you can come for six days and ride new trails every day whether you are a stock beginner or a hard-core buggy. This area has dense forests and beautiful mountain views everyone should enjoy. We will be providing guided trails rides and for the more adventurous the park has excellent maps and the trails are well marked. For more park information check out their website:

The raffle will be held Saturday evening after the meal. Your registration includes:

  • A Driver’s Raffle ticket
  • A Driver’s T-shirt
  • An event decal
  • Six days of primitive camping in the fenced event area
  • Thursday night Tacos
  • Friday night hamburger cookout
  • Saturday night BBQ dinner and raffle

While your GSMTR registration fee covers a number of activities, it does NOT cover any of the required park fees. You will be required to pay the Windrock Park daily use fees. You can stop by the visitor center/park office at the campground entrance on your way in to the field area pay these fees.

Your GSMTR registration includes immediate family (wife/children) or one guest, additional guests are $25 each. Children under 16 are free. The Windrock Park campground has multiple cabins available to rent. The park is open to the public during the event, so reserve early if you want one. See the Windrock Park website for more information:

Raffle tickets will only be sold to registered drivers and their guests. You must wear the event wristband to purchase raffle tickets and participate in meals. The pre-registration deadline is April 19, 2019, the fee will be $85 after April 19th and will only include a T-shirt if available.

Questions: Contact Andy Scott (404) 406-7919 or email

Cancellation fee is $10 No refunds after April 26, 2019.

If you want to come early or stay after the event, the park is open to the public 24/7, the event camping area will not be open until Monday, May 12th and has to be vacated by 11:00 AM local time on May 19th.

GSMTR 2019 Details

General Rules and Information

Please use low headlight beams only when entering the camping area!! Drive slowly, make no dust and watch for children and dogs. Observe the park’s 15 MPH speed limit on Park Road and respect quiet time after 11:00 pm.

All times listed are Eastern Time (ET)

Guided Trail Rides

We will have easy rides and moderate rides for the guided trail ride options this year. Easy rides are for newer drivers or for those wanting to do some “sight-seeing” rather than test their rigs on the rocks. Moderate rides will typically require a rear locker (can be substituted with driver skill and/or winch), winch, sliders, and other vehicle modifications.

Guided Ride Procedures

  • Please ensure you sign up for a ride at the pavilion the day before so we can coordinate enough trail leaders.
  • Guided Trail Rides will form up at 9:30 am for a drivers meeting and will depart from the pavilion at 10:00 am Monday – Friday.
  • Guided Excursion Rides will form up at 9:00 am for a drivers meeting and will depart from the pavilion at 9:30 am Wednesday and Friday.
  • Friday rides will be a shorter in time to ensure you are back for dinner and the band.
  • Our trail leaders are experienced wheelers, so if you are new or inexperienced they will help spot you through any rough spots, and if needed will help winching, etc.
  • Please show up with a full tank of fuel, Windrock Park ride passes, and enough food and drinks for the entire day as these are all day rides. There is a gas available at the Windrock Park General Store which is a 10 minute ride (one way) from camp.
  • Check-in/safety inspection is required for all vehicles and is available at the Pavilion from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily.

Schedule of Events

Every Day/Night Events

  • 7:00 pm Campfire at the Pavilion! Every night there will be a fire to gather around and share stories about our rides throughout the week. Everyone is welcome to come and hang out.
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am; 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Check-in/Safety Inspection at the Pavilion

Monday, May 13

  • 10:00 am Guided Trail Rides Depart (9:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)

Tuesday, May 14

  • 10:00 am Guided Trail Rides Depart (9:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 8:00 pm Corn hole at Pavilion

Wednesday, May 15

  • 10:00 am Guided Trail Rides Depart (9:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 8:00 pm Corn Hole Tournament at Pavilion

Thursday, May 16

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hi Lift and Winching class
  • 10:00 am Guided Trail Rides Depart (9:30 a.m. Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 11:00 am Stock Friendly Ride to Prison Departs (10:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 7:00 pm Tacos and Refreshments at the Pavilion*
  • 8:00 pm Vendor Meet n’ Greet at the Pavilion

Friday, May 17

  • 10:00 am Guided Trail Rides Depart (9:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 7:00 pm Cookout at the Pavilion (hamburgers, hot dogs, and refreshments)*
  • 8:00 pm Corn hole finals!

Saturday, May 18

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Blind Fold Driver’s Race
  • 11:00 am Ladies Trail Ride Departs (10:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 6:00 pm BBQ Dinner*
  • 8:00 pm Raffle Begins!

Sunday, May 19

Most folks pack up and hit the road. You may ride trails but you must be out of the group camping area by Sunday at 12:00 pm. You may move to the parks camping area and pay the park for additional days of camping if you wish to stay. Please also remember to remove all trash from your camping area. There is a dumpster at the gate just outside of the event area.

* We like dogs but please leave them at your campsite during meals, Thanks


The following drivers attended GSMTR 2019:

Driver Vehicle State
Adam Ricci    
Adam Costigan    
Adam Marshall    
Adam Neal    
Allen Dickenson    
Andrew Carre    
Andy Brisendine    
Andy Villazon    
Andy Ridge FJ40  
Andy Brisendine    
Andy Goode    
Andy Scott FJ Cruiser  
Ashley Brumley    
Bill Hill    
Blake Pruitt    
Brian Davis    
Brian Sandmann    
Bryan Ray    
Bryce Jackson    
Chad Hughlett    
Chad Wiley    
Chameo Frierson    
Charlie Waters    
Chris Davis    
Chris Mueller UZJ100  
Chris Eby    
Christopher Hodshon    
Clarence Guthrie    
Cole Stefanek    
Cory Montgomery    
Cullum Stirling    
Curtiss Freeman    
Dalhas Walker    
Daniel Priddy    
Darren Gaylor    
dave rees    
Dave Hargrave    
David Jackson/Susan    
David Benke    
David Mccarl    
Dennis soucey    
Diane Cook    
Duncan Jones    
Dustin Harper    
Dustin Kame/Katelynn    
Emmeline Defrance    
Eric forrest    
Eric Scott FJ40  
Eric Stahl    
Garrison Heiden    
George Bridwell    
George Dominguez    
Harrison Arnold    
Heather Lindberg    
Howard Williams UZJ100  
Hunter Burnett FZJ80  
Jacob Appleby    
James DuBose    
James Gregorie/Len    
James Glasner    
Jamie Murphy 4Runner  
Jason Hoffman 4Runner  
Jason roberson    
Jason Braswell    
Jason D.    
Jeff Zoldan    
Jeffrey Chism    
Jeffrey Musselwhite    
Jens Christensen/Christy FZJ80  
Jimmy Murphy Wrangler  
Joe Bocek    
Joel Simpler    
John Schmitt    
John Horner    
John Drose    
John Peterson    
John Schmitt    
John Casale    
John Seuell/    
John Lockwood    
Jorge Villalobos    
Josh Schmitt    
Julian Williams    
Justin Shaw    
Justin Costa    
Ken Nealy    
Kerry Blalock    
Kevin Sutton    
Kurt Carlsen    
Larry Downey    
Leon Banks    
Luke Bonnett    
Mark pierce    
Mark Mc    
Mark Redden/Brian    
Marshall Shepherd    
Martin J.    
Matthew Tucker    
Matthew Malmgren    
Megan Appleby    
Micah Howard    
Michael Pingree    
Mike Towers    
Mike Compton    
Mike McKenna    
Mike Lepley/Marianne    
Nate Berning    
Nick Hanna    
Nik Pohrivchak    
Noah Mosher    
Parker Gilstrap    
Peter Bartolomeo    
quentin nicholson    
Rance Sharp    
Regina Hoffman    
Rich Larusso    
Richard Sines    
Rick Carswell    
Rick Allen    
Rob McGuire    
Rob Theurer FJ40  
Robert Startup    
Roger Theurer FJ40, FJ60  
Ron Coons    
Ryan Gartin    
Ryan Davenport    
Scooter Arwood    
Scott Johnson    
Scott Anderson    
Scott McNamara FZJ80 OR
Scott Shelley    
Sean Bevis    
Sergio Naccarato    
Shawn Lyke    
Shay Gregorie    
Spencer Arnold    
Steve Marquardt    
Steve Hatfield    
Steve Eby    
Steve Springs    
Steve Butmn    
Thede Highhouse    
Thomas Cantola    
Tim Rochester/    
Tim Davis    
Tim Easterday    
Todd Shirley    
Tone Southerland FZJ80  
Tony Taylor/Mike    
Travis Ingle    
Travis Smith/Mike    
Travis Edwards    

Trey Ivey    
Tripp stimson    
Tristan Carlson    
Tyler Blackwell    
Warren Blevins    
Wess Sharp    
William Daniel    
William Cross    
Zach Johnson    
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