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Mountain View Trails

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Alt Names

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

Last Known StatusOpen

This multiple use trail system opened to the public in June 2013, and currently has around 100 miles of trails, with 17 miles of pure single track. The trails are marked and rated and provide panoramic mountain views and direct access to lodging and dining facilities. Recent upgrades include a new trailhead added in 2017 near the town of Coeburn.

A permit is required to ride the trail system (this applies to all riders, drivers, passengers and bicyclists) 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. The campground and offers spacious sites with full hookups, restrooms, laundromat plus a camper that sleeps six (call for rates and availability).

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

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandCounty Land

RATINGS

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

TERRAIN

Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
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
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
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 few roads.Few
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

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesSpearhead Trails User Permit Sticker
Dates OpenDaily sunrise to sunset.
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
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)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo RestrictionSpearhead Trails User Permit Sticker required
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackProhibited
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 trail
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentNo doubling up - No passengers on any ATV unless the ATV is manufactured for the driver and a passenger. Blaze orange vests encouraged during hunting season.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($20.00 per rider)
Non-Resident Annual Pass - $60 (if purchased online add $3). Resident Annual Pass - $30; Day Pass - $20; Youth Pass - $10.
CampingYes
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

KEY SERVICES

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

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSpearhead Trails
P.O. Box 1180, 798 Park Avenue NW, Suite 208
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 807-7581
director@spearheadtrails.com
spearheadtrails.com
Contact InfoMaggie Way Campground
3418 Hidden Acres Road
St. Paul, VA 24283
(276) 762-5497
maggieway@mounet.com
CommentCampground with direct trail access.

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