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Hatfield McCoy Trails

Monday, May 13, 2019

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.

Pinnacle Creek has the largest percentage of easy trails while the most challenging terrain can be found at 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 Trails Welcome Center.

All of the trail systems provide direct trail access to gas, food and lodging. (See these individual trail entries for additional information: Rockhouse, Pinnacle Creek, Bearwallow, Buffalo Mountain, Devil Anse, Warrior Trails, Indian Ridge and the 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 Trails Welcome 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)


Approx Size999,680 acres (1,562 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail600
Climate TypeForest
Elevation800 to 2800 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 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
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on Bearwallow Trail System
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areaspermitted on Bearwallow Trail System
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 CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
FirearmsNo RestrictionNo restrictions on handguns.
Emergency / Law EnforcementYesDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Trails patrolled by WV DNR Police Officers.
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
CommentHandguns are permitted for personal protection and can be carried concealed or unconcealed, loaded or unloaded, with or without a concealed carry permit. Long guns must be carried unloaded and cased. Hunting is prohibited.


RidingYes ($26.50 per rider)
Non-Residents - $50
CommentPermits are valid through December 31 of the year purchased. All riders, drivers and passengers must have a valid Hatfield McCoy Trails Permit affixed to the helmet.


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 (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 Welcome Center
P.O. Box 146
Man, WV 25635
(800) 592-2217
CommentMailing Address
Contact InfoHatfield Mccoy Trails Welcome Center
179 Rita Mall Road
Man, WV 25635
CommentPhysical Address


Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Hatfield McCoy Trails

There is no shortage of ATV trails or views here. Bring the camera!

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

A dirt bike rider wearing Shift motorcycle pants climbing rocky trail.

Every type of trail can be found here from smooth and easy to rugged, steep and chunky.

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Two dirt bike riders on blue Yamaha motorcycles wearing Moose and Fox trail riding gear going through water crossing.

With over 600 miles of trails, expect to encounter some water crossings.

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Man on red four wheeler navigating overgrown trail.

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Two four wheelers with camping gear heading down scenic woods trail.

You can see some of the very unique vegetation here.

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Large group of four wheelers going for a night ride.

ATV parade.

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Group of trail riders sitting in front of two Suzuki dirt bikes, one Honda dirt bike and a Kawasaki quad.

Restrooms and snack machines that you can ride to.

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Young child on a 50cc dirt bike wearing Fox trail riding gear and Scott motorcycle goggles.

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Red four wheeler parked in grassy meadow with rainbow in background.

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

Hatfield McCoy Trail Photo

Group photo of Hatfield family from 1897.

The trail system gets its name from the Hatfield–McCoy feud that lasted from 1863–1891.

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