Nestled in the heart of southern West Virginia, this side by side “Trails Heaven” is better known as Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Created by the West Virginia Legislature to stimulate economic development in nine West Virginia Counties, the eight different trailheads of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails cover more than 700 miles! All of the trail systems are open 365 days of the year to UTVs, ATVs and dirt bikes.
The eight trails are Rockhouse, Buffalo Mountain, Bearwallow, Indian Ridge, Little Coal, Pocahontas, Pinnacle Creek and Ivy Branch. If you visit any of the Hatfield-McCoy trails, expect to find a variety of skill-levels, ranging from easiest to most difficult. There are rental providers in the area that offer guided tours, too. Lodging facilities are available to make a vacation out of the trip! Occasional access points to communities along the trails have given rise to local “UTV-friendly towns” embracing visitors and allowing them to experience southern West Virginia’s charm.
The Hatfield-McCoy Trails project plans to ultimately develop a world-class trail system, emphasizing safety in all of the nine West Virginia counties in which the project extends. Estimates show that upon completion, the linking of all eight trails will cover as much as 2,000 miles of land in total! As a trail system growing to be one of the biggest and best side by side trails east of the Mississippi, it’s definitely one to add to your bucket list!