7 Things You Wanted to Know about the Hatfield McCoy Trails

Though a well-loved destination, there are many folks who are not yet familiar with the Hatfield McCoy Trail System. Read on to see what our followers want to know about these action-packed trails.

“What is it?”

@andybeewarhol on Instagram

Great question! The Hatfield McCoy Trails are a system of over 700+ miles of off-roading and ATV trails. Located in the beautiful and rugged mountains of Southern West Virginia, this trail system is one of the largest of its kind in the world! Set in a collection of “ATV Friendly Towns,” the Hatfield McCoy Trail System is known as Trails Heaven.

“Which trail has the best overlooks”

@blueridgemarke on Instagram

Thanks to the mountainous landscape of Southern West Virginia, each of the Hatfield McCoy trails offers a unique collection of views. A fan-favorite trail for view seeking is Pinnacle Creek. Connecting the towns of Mullens and Pineville, Pinnacle Creek is also located in close vicinity to the slopes and whitewater.

“Can you hike or mountain bike on the trails?”

@peytonleviistravelling445 and @thatbethanyann on Instagram

While hiking and biking on the Hatfield McCoy trails is not prohibited for safety purposes, there are limitless recreation activities in the surrounding areas. Chief Logan State Park and Pinnacle Rock State Park are two great options among the Hatfield McCoy Mountains with hiking and biking trails.

“How much does it cost?”

@matstotler on Instagram

All riders on the Hatfield McCoy Trails are required to have a visible User Permit, which grants access to the hundreds of miles of these private trails. These permits last until December 31st of the year in which it is purchased, at just $26.50 for WV residents and $50 for non-residents. Additionally, those with an active military ID can purchase a WV permit, regardless of their residency. Get your permit online or at a number of local outfitters.

“Can a Jeep go through them?”

@roberta_rn_mom on Instagram

Yes, there is indeed a trail for that! The Bearwallow Trail is open to Jeeps and other Off-Road Vehicles. This trail is located by the ATV-friendly town of Logan, WV and boasts a high difficulty rating. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride on the Bearwallow Trail.

“How can we rent a machine if we don’t have one?”

@mountainmamalodging on Instagram

A major benefit of the Hatfield McCoy Trails system is the amenities to be found in its surrounding areas. One of these perks is the collection of local outfitters offering machine rentals. Find your ATV or preferred vehicle, as well as lodging and permits at one of these retailers!

“Is there a link for it?”

@jacki.herring on Instagram

Yes! For all of your future trip dreaming of Trails Heaven, check out the Hatfield McCoy Trails website.


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This post was last updated on November 2, 2020