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:

Adam Ricci  
Adam Costigan  
Adam Marshall  
Adam Neal  
Allen Dickenson  
Andrew Carre  
Andy Brisendine  
Andy Villazon  
Andy RidgeFJ40 
Andy Brisendine  
Andy Goode  
Andy ScottFJ 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 MuellerUZJ100 
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 ScottFJ40 
Eric Stahl  
Garrison Heiden  
George Bridwell  
George Dominguez  
Harrison Arnold  
Heather Lindberg  
Howard WilliamsUZJ100 
Hunter BurnettFZJ80 
Jacob Appleby  
James DuBose  
James Gregorie/Len  
James Glasner  
Jamie Murphy4Runner 
Jason Hoffman4Runner 
Jason roberson  
Jason Braswell  
Jason D.  
Jeff Zoldan  
Jeffrey Chism  
Jeffrey Musselwhite  
Jens Christensen/ChristyFZJ80 
Jimmy MurphyWrangler 
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 TheurerFJ40 
Robert Startup  
Roger TheurerFJ40, FJ60 
Ron Coons  
Ryan Gartin  
Ryan Davenport  
Scooter Arwood  
Scott Johnson  
Scott Anderson  
Scott McNamaraFZJ80OR
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 SoutherlandFZJ80 
Tony Taylor/Mike  
Travis Ingle  
Travis Smith/Mike  
Travis Edwards  
Trevor Fischbach  
Trey Ivey  
Tripp stimson  
Tristan Carlson  
Tyler Blackwell  
Warren Blevins  
Wess Sharp  
William Daniel  
William Cross  
Zach Johnson