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Indian Ridge ATV Trails

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt Names

Windmill Gap Branch, Ashland, Greenbrier Hollow, Hatfield McCoy, McDowell County

Last Known StatusOpen

One of the newest additions to the Hatfield McCoy Trail System, this area has about 63 miles of trails. Unlike the other trail systems, permits are not available for purchase at the trailhead but must be obtained prior to arrival. This trail system has some moderately challenging trails but nothing too difficult.

Camping is not permitted at the staging area but nearby Ashland Resort offers direct trail access plus sells Hatfield-McCoy trail permits. The resort also has plenty of cabins, cottages, lodges, RV and tent sites plus a general store that carries basic groceries and some ATV supplies.

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Nearest CityBluefield, WV
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From: Bluefield, WV
1) Take US-52 north about 18 mile
2) Make hard right onto CR-17, continue 6.5 miles to trailhead.


LandCounty Land


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


Miles Of Trail63
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2000 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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Single TrackThis county land has few single track trails.Few
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 Trail Permit
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
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 Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
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 CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
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/permit
CommentPermits are valid through December 31 of the year purchased.


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NW)Welch Community Hospital (304) 436-8461
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Maybeury Food Mart (304) 827-5885
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Maybeury Food Mart (304) 827-5885
Potable Water WaterOn SiteAshland Resort (304) 862-2322
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteAshland Resort (304) 862-2322
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteAshland Resort (304) 862-2322
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteAshland Resort (304) 862-2322
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn SiteAshland Resort (304) 862-2322
Swimming Swim AreaBluefield, WV
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampBluefield, WV


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
Contact InfoAshland Resort
HC 76, Box 681
Northfork, WV 24868
(800) 562-5141
(304) 862-2322


Indian Ridge Trail Photo

Indian Ridge ATV Trails

Photo Submitted 3/3/2015 (Thanks!)

Indian Ridge Trail Photo

Indian Ridge ATV Trails

Photo Submitted 3/3/2015 (Thanks!)

Indian Ridge Trail Photo

Indian Ridge ATV Trails

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Indian Ridge Trail Photo

Indian Ridge ATV Trails

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