Originally Posted by stubbornspot
So any more info on Oregon Trail and the legality of riding it? Has anyone had a run in with the land owner? No trespassing signs?
Me and my 4x4 buddies have been going out there for years (1200 acres at the end of Oregon Tr., 27529), and usually never get confronted.
There is a woman that lives at the end of Oregon Tr. now, that will tell you it's her private road, but the Wake County Sheriff's dept. told me that this is a publicly maintained road, and she can not restrict access. Similar to blocking off I-40! As long as you don't park in her yard, you can park across the street from her all day and night long. She does not own the land where people go riding, it's environmental buffer for Lake Benson. (the deputy sheriff said he had been going down there many years as well).
This is one of the most awesome areas around Raleigh to motocross, ATV, and do serious off roading. Also, you can shoot guns down there as long as it's not 100 ft. from a residence. Might want to confirm what I've mentioned with the Wake Co. Sheriff, but it's not in the Garner juridiction, so they will refer you to the county. Hope this helps.