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Mountain View Trails

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt Names

Spearhead Trails, Sandy Ridge, Honey Branch, Meade Creek, Mountain View Trailhead, Mountain View ATV Trail System

Last Known StatusOpen

This new multiple use trail system opened to the public in June 2013. The trail system currently has around 85 miles of trails and they are in the process of adding more, including about 10 miles of single track. The trails are marked and rated and provide panoramic mountain views and direct access to lodging and dining facilities.

A permit is required to ride the trail system which can be purchased online or at nearby vendors. Camping is not permitted alongside the trails but Maggie Way Campground is located next to the trailhead and offers full hookups and spacious sites.

For more information check out Spearhead Trails website by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

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Nearest CitySt. Paul, VA
Address3rd Avenue, St. Paul, VA 24283
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From: Bristol, VA
1) Take I-81 north to exit 14
2) Merge onto SR-140 north, continue .5 miles
3) Turn right (north-east) onto US-11, continue .9 miles
4) Turn left (north) onto US-19, continue 12.7 miles
5) Turn left (south-west) onto US-58, continue 15 miles
6) Turn right (north) onto SR-270, continue .2 miles
7) Turn left (west) onto Broad Street, continue .7 miles
8) Turn right (north) onto 3rd Avenue, continue about 1 mile
9) Camground and trailhead entrance is on the left (west).


LandCounty Land


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail85
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1800 to 2300 ft.
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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
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 RequiredYesSpearhead Trails User Permit Sticker
Dates OpenDaily sunrise to sunset.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedcamping permitted at Maggie Way Campground (276) 762-5497
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding permitted from dawn to dusk
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.


RidingYes ($15.00 per rider)
Annual Pass - $50
Tent: $20.00
RV: $35.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Maggie Way Campground Fees
Comment50amp hookups - $45/night; 30amp hookups - $35/night, tent site with electric - $24/night; tent site with no electric  - $20/night


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)Mountain View Regional Medical Center (276) 679-9100
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Fas Mart (276) 762-0100
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Fas Mart (276) 762-0100
Potable Water WaterOn SiteMaggie Way Campground (276) 762-5497
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteMaggie Way Campground (276) 762-5497
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteMaggie Way Campground (276) 762-5497
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteMaggie Way Campground (276) 762-5497
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Fas Mart (276) 762-0100
Swimming Swim AreaSt. Paul, VA
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteClinche River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Dungannon Access Boat Ramp (804) 367-1000


Contact InfoSpearhead Trails
P.O. Box 1180, 798 Park Avenue NW, Suite 208
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 220-9875
Contact InfoMaggie Way Campground
St. Paul, VA 24283
(276) 762-5497
Contact InfoMud Slingin ATV Rentals
16877 Wise Street
St. Paul, VA 24283
(276) 395-4107
(276) 393-9235
CommentATV Rentals


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