GSMTR 2021

GMSTR 2022 Sponsors

We are very thankful for our awesome sponsors. They help make GSMTR possible by providing raffle prizes and by also providing great products services in the off-road market. Please check out their websites at the links below!

Platinum Sponsors

cascadia vehicle tents platinum sponsor

bfg platinum sponsor

sos offroad concepts platinum sponsor

trollhole cruisers platinum sponsor

acc garage platinum sponsor

fox toyota platinum sponsor

Gold Sponsorslower 48 gold sponsor

Silver Sponsors

4x4 labs silver sponsor


hills offroad gear silver sponsor

visionary motorsports silver sponsor


c4 fabrication silver sponsor

linex silver sponsor


tom woods custom driveshafts - silver sponsor

4plus silver sponsor

tuffy security products silver sponsor

mill creek overland silver sponsor
Smartwood Enterprises

Bronze Sponsors

Overland Metric
Cool Cruisers of Texas
AJT Design
49 Tire Pros
Windrock Park
C4RS Custom 4WD Recovery Systems
Rugged Radios
Ironman4x4 America
Clemson 4 Wheel Center

Registration has closed for the 30th annual Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride.

The event will be held June 14th through 19th at Windrock OHV park in Oliver Springs Tennessee. Windrock has over 300 miles of trails and covers over 72,000 acres. Whether you’re a beginner or a hard core off roader, Windrock has something for you. We will offer easy and moderate guided rides Monday thru Friday for those who would like to join. For the more adventurous, you are welcome to hit the trails on your own. Windrock has multiple cabins available for rent as well as RV camping with full hookups. Visit for more information about camping and trail use fees.

The registration covers one driver and one vehicle. Guests may be added to a driver registration if they are riding with the driver on the trails and camping with the driver. If they are bringing their own vehicle to be used on the trails, they need to register as a driver.

Registration covers one tent or camper (vehicle or trailer) in the event area for the week.

  • Drivers event shirt
  • Event goodie bag
  • Event decal/sticker
  • Event patch
  • Event tumbler
  • Driver’s raffle ticket
  • Thursday night tacos, Friday night burgers & hotdogs and Saturday night BBQ dinner catered by Buddy’s Barbeque
  • 6 nights of primitive camping inside the event area

Please read the following additional important information about GSMTR 2021:

  • Raffle tickets will only be sold to registered drivers and their guests. Raffle tickets can be purchased during checkout and are also available for $1.00 each at the event.
  • You will be required to pay Windrock for the daily use fees for you and your guest for the trails. To see this information visit
  • Additional guest 13 and older are $15.00 each which includes Thursday, Friday and Saturday night meals as well as camping inside the event area.
  • Children 12 and under are free.
  • Additional event shirts can also be purchased for $15.00 each.
  • All registered guest will receive a colored event wristband. Wristbands must be worn at all times during the event. You will not be allowed to eat at meals or buy raffle tickets without the required wristband.
  • Contact Andy Scott at with any questions. No cancellations will be accepted after May 31st 2021. **A 10% cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations to cover associated fees.
  • If you would like to come early or stay late, Windrock is open 24/7 365 days a year. The event camping area will not be open until Sunday June 13th at 5:00 PM. The event camping area must be vacated by 11:00 AM Sunday June 20th.
  • Please note that all GSMTR registration fees must be paid in advance via PayPal.
  • No other form of payment for registration will be accepted.
  • Walk-in registrants / on-site registrations will not be accommodated.

GSMTR 2021 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. Please avoid driving in the mud or grass inside the campground.

All times listed are Eastern Time (ET)

Guided Trail Rides

We will have easy rides and moderate rides for the guided trail ride options. Easy rides are for newer drivers or for those wanting to ride stock friendly trails and 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. The easy ride will line up at the blue flag. The moderate ride will line up at the red flag.

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.
  • 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 in Oliver Springs or 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 during checkin from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Schedule of Events

Every Day/Night Events

  • 8:00 pm Campfire at the Pavilion! Every night there will be a fire to gather around and share stories about our rides throughout the week so grab your camp chair and favorite beverage and come and hang out.
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday through Friday Check-in/Safety Inspection at the Pavilion

Monday, June 14th

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

Tuesday, June 15th

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

Wednesday, June 16th

  • 10:00 am Guided Trail Rides Depart (9:30 am Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 7:00 pm Corn hole at Pavilion

Thursday, June 17th

  • 10:00 am Moderate Guided Trail Ride Depart (9:30 a.m. Drivers’ Meeting)
  • 11:00 am Stock Friendly Ride to Prison Departs (10:30 am Drivers’ Meeting). This ride goes through Windrock Park to the Brushy Mountain Penitentiary. Visit for a list of associated cost to tour & eat at the penitentiary.
  • 7:00 pm Tacos and Refreshments at the Pavilion*
  • 8:00 pm Corn hole at the Pavilion

Friday, June 18th

  • 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 Live music by the Max King Band at the pavilion.

Saturday, June 19th

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Blind Fold Driver’s Race. The team with the fastest time gets 100 raffle tickets, 2nd fastest gets 50 and 3rd fastest gets 20.
  • Noon Ladies Trail Ride Departs (11:30 am Drivers’ Meeting). Female drivers only for this one but male passengers are allowed.
  • 6:00 pm Buddy’s BBQ Dinner*
  • 8:00 pm Charity Raffle Begins!

Sunday, June 20th

Most folks pack up and hit the road. You may ride trails but you must be out of the group camping area Sunday morning by 11:00 am. 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

** In order to control our cost and in accordance with TLCA event rules, in the event of a request for a refund, the Southeast Toyota Land Cruiser Association shall enforce a policy of charging a 10 percent service fee for all registration refund requests. This fee will be charged in all cases of cancellation. There will also be no refunds of membership dues. The final date to request a refund will be 30 days prior to the first scheduled day of the event.

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