Being an off-road enthusiast is about as adventurous as it gets. Especially when the planet is your playground. However, no one wants to ride in the same places every time. In the Powersports community we like to change things up. So how about we start with the best 7 trails in West Virginia?

 

Without further ado, let’s get this trail blazing party started with some of the best ride experiences the topography of West Virginia has to offer, in no particular order.

Bearwallow-Trails 

Bearwallow Trails 

Bearwallow Trail System – Hatfield McCoy CVB : Hatfield McCoy CVB

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The Bearwallow Trail System is one of the OGs of the Hatfield & McCoy circuit. The terrain ranges in novice, amateur, and expert paths. Bearwallow nabs its “best UTV trail in WV” status title because it houses extreme riding and single-track trails. However, there’s also a good mix of scenic routes and laid-back riding courses.

What’s great about Bearwallow is that along the adventure you’ll find lodging, restaurants, and fuel. Plus, nearly any vehicle is welcome including ORVs, ATVs, UTVs, and motorcycles.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs, 4×4

Miles: 35 sq. miles

Terrain: rock, hills, loose gravel

Cost: residents $26.50 / non-residents $50.00

 

Regulations: Requires Hatfield McCoy Trail Permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, camping not permitted on the trail system or staging areas, no night riding, helmet required, no alcohol, no trail blazing

Buffalo-Mountain-ATV-Trails

Buffalo Mountain ATV Trails

Buffalo Mountain Trail System Hatfield McCoy (atvtrails.org)

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Buffalo Mountain ATV Trails is one of the most historic unbeaten paths on the Hatfield McCoy system and includes the largest amount of difficult single tracks and trails in the system. Find around 100 miles to adventure on with windy bends and deep forestry.

This circuit passes through three different communities that offer lodging, fuel, and dining options. This destination is considered a fan favorite, dragging riders in from across the country.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs, 4×4

Miles: 15 sq. miles

Terrain: hard rocks, hills, water crossings

Cost: $26.50 / non-residents $50.00

Regulations: Requires Hatfield McCoy Trail Permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, camping not permitted on the trail system or staging areas, no night riding, helmet required, no alcohol, noise limit 99dB

 

Pinnacle-Creek-Trailhead

Pinnacle Creek Trailhead

Pinnacle Creek Trail – WV Mountain Trails

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Pinnacle Creak Trailhead, part of the Hatfield McCoy system, has approximately 80 miles of that connect to Indian Ridge Warrior and Pocahontas trails. It ranks as one of the best West Virginia UTV trails because it has several creek adventures with adrenaline-charged trailing, complete with amazing forest scenery and even access to white water rafting, if that’s your thing.

 

This West Virginia trail has lots of parking, restrooms, and a staffed office that provides permits. Also, you’ll find direct access to fuel, food and lodging.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs

Miles: 10 sq. miles

Terrain: packed dirt, rocks

Cost: $26.50 / non-residents $50.00

 

Regulations: Requires Hatfield McCoy Trail Permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, camping not permitted on the trail system or staging areas, no night riding, helmet required, no alcohol, noise limit 99dB

 

Indian-Ridge-Trailhead

Indian Ridge Trailhead

Indian Ridge Trail System Hatfield McCoy (atvtrails.org)

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Indian Ridge Trailhead is a new trail amongst the Hatfield McCoy beaten paths. It consists of 63 miles of scenic mountain trails with intermediate obstacles. However, most of the experience is laid back and all about enjoying the landscape.

 

One setback of this trail portion of the best West Virginia UTV trails, is that you can’t obtain a permit on-site nor is there access to lodging, food, or fuel. That being said, Ashland Resort is right around the bend complete with RV accommodations, camping sites, cabins, cottages, lodges, and a general store with food and basic ATV / UTV gear. It also connects with the Pinnacle Trail, which features food, lodging, and fuel.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs

Miles: 14.3 sq. miles

Terrain: mud, hard packed surfaces, jumps

Cost: $26.50 / non-residents $50.00


Regulations:
Requires Hatfield McCoy Trail Permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, camping not permitted on the trail system or staging areas, no night riding, helmet required, no alcohol, noise limit 99dB, no trail blazing

 

Little-Coal-River

Little Coal River

Little Coal River – West Virginia Explorer (wvexplorer.com)

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Little Coal River, now privately owned, rests in Lincoln County, West Virginia. This park has outstanding topography. Enjoy river scenery and, of-course, mountain terrain adventure. Like most best West Virginia UTV trails, this also connects the Hatfield McCoy System.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs, 4×4

Miles: 12 sq. miles

Terrain: steep hills, hard rocks

Cost: Free

 

Regulations: Requires Hatfield McCoy Trail Permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, camping not permitted on the trail system or staging areas, no night riding, helmet required, no alcohol, noise limit 99dB, no trail blazing

 

Mountwood-Park

Mountwood Park

ATV Park – Mountwood Park

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Mountwood Park, an entity of its own, has 23 miles of prime real estate of scenic West Virginia hills pathways and forestry. These trails are open from dusk till dawn for off-road enthusiasts of all types. Find trails for easy to intermediate riders with some more challenging obstacles for those who dare.

This adventurous location includes full-service camping with RV hook up and tent sites. There are even some camping areas with direct access to the trail system. We call that a huge win in our book.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs

Miles: 23 sq. miles

Terrain: loose surface, mud, hills

Cost: Daily per person $12 / over 18 season pass per person $50 / 17 and under season pass per person $25

 

Regulations: Requires permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, no night riding, helmet required, camping in developed sites only, max width 64 inches, no trail blazing

Burning-Rock-Offroad-Park

Burning Rock Offroad Park

Burning Rock West Virginia Off Road Park | Tams WV (burningrockwv.com)

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Burning Rock Off-road Park is the best of both worlds when it comes to ride style. They have family friendly loops with over 100 miles of fun to be had. On the other hand, they have thousands of acres of forestry “send it if you dare” terrain.

 

The park includes guided tours, tent and RV parking, cabins, and a general store that provides permits. Additionally, they’ve added a peewee motocross track and an expert track with several gnarly jumps.

 

Machine Application: UTVs, dirt bikes, ATVs,

Miles: 15.5 sq. miles

Terrain: loose surface, mud, hills, rock

Cost: Daily 15 and up per person $25 / 6-15 per person $15

 

Regulations: Requires permit, spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap, noise limit, no night riding, helmet required, camping in developed sites only, max width 64 inches, no alcohol, no trail blazing

 

Though these are some of the top UTV trails in West Virginia, these seven only scratch the surface as to what amazing Powersports adventure there is to be had in the great state. Check out our Upcoming Events to see some of the happening off-road parties at these favored trails. One thing is for sure, before you decide to take your bike out for either a casual cruise or extreme shredding, you need the right outfit.

Getting the UTV parts and accessories you need to get the ride quality you want is easy at Side By Side Stuff. We’ve got everything you need from a Can-Am windshield to a Polaris RZR axles, we’ve got you covered.

 

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