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Hatfield McCoy Trails

Monday, April 25, 2016

Alt Names

Hatfield McCoy Trails, West Virginia

Last Known StatusOpen

One of the premier destinations in the country for offroad enthusiasts, Hatfield McCoy is actually a combination of eight individual trail systems that range from smooth and hardpacked ATV trails with shallow stream crossings to chunky, steep and rugged single track. At a minimum, plan to stay at least a week to explore them all.

The Little Coal Trail System has the easiest trails while the largest trail system with the most challenging terrain can be found at Browning Fork/Rockhouse. All trails are marked and rated and are open daily year-round from sunrise to sunset.

A permit is required to ride these trails which can be purchased online, at most staging areas, or in person at the Hatfield McCoy Visitors Center.

All of the trail systems provide direct trail access to gas, food and lodging. (See these individual trail entries for additional information: Browning Fork/Rockhouse, Pinnacle Creek, Dingess Rum, Buffalo Mountain, Little Coal River, Indian Ridge, Pocahontas Trail System)

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Nearest CityJulian, WV
Address28 Big Pinnacle Branch Road, Julian, WV 25529
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From: Charleston, WV
Note:***These are the driving directions to the Hatfield McCoy Visitors Center. See the individual trail entries in the description above for exact driving directions.
1) Take US-119 south about 19 miles
2) Turn left (east) on Big Pinnacle Creek Road
3) Visitors Center is located on the right.


LandCounty Land


Our RatingRatingExcellent    
Recommended StayMulti Week
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Miles Of Trail500
Climate TypeForest
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis county land has some roads.Some
ShadeThis county land has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesHatfield McCoy Trails Permit
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours are from sunrise to sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($26.50 per rider)
Non-Residents - $50
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentPermits are valid through December 31 of the year purchased. Visitors must carry the permit and have a photo ID in possession at all times while on the trails.


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Thomas Memorial Hospital (304) 766-3600
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Whitten's Feed & Seed/Exxon (304) 524-2483
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Whitten's Feed & Seed/Exxon (304) 524-2483
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Little Coal River Campground (304) 369-1951
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Little Coal River Campground (304) 369-1951
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Little Coal River Campground (304) 369-1951
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Little Coal River Campground (304) 369-1951
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Julian Mini-Mart N 38º 09.310'  W 81º 51.376' (304) 369-6480
Swimming Swim Area20-30 Miles (NE)Coonskin Park (304) 341-8000
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteLittle Coal River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (NE)Coonskin Park (304) 341-8000


Contact InfoHatfield & Mccoy Trails
P.O. Box 539
Lyburn, WV 25632
(800) 592-2217


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Hatfield McCoy Trails

There is no shortage of ATV trails here.

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KTM Dirt Bike at Hatfield McCoy Trails

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Yamaha YZ Dirt Bike traversing the water at Hatfield McCoy Trails

Two Yamaha riders crossing the water.

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Polaris Quad at Hatfield McCoy Trails

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All Terrain Vehicle at Hatfield McCoy Trails

You can see some of the very unique vegetation here.

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Hatfield McCoy Trails

ATV parade.

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Amenities example at Hatfield McCoy Trails

Restrooms and snack machines that you can ride to.

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Off-Road Bike at Hatfield McCoy Trails

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Honda All Terrain Vehicle at Hatfield McCoy Trails

Not a pot of gold... But I'll take it!

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Hatfield McCoy Trails
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