West Virginia’s mountainous terrain is more than just a sight to behold. Our rolling hills provide the foundation for one-of-a-kind off-road fun and adventure. Step back in time and revisit one of the most notorious feuds in the country, and ride more than 700 miles of trails dedicated to both families involved. Explore West Virginia’s natural amusement park and discover why thrill-seekers continue to step off the beaten path right here in Almost Heaven.
Begin your first day at Chief Logan State Park. Bring the whole family, stay in one of the park’s brand-new four-bedroom cabins and make sure you’re well rested for a day full of adventure on the trails. Make a stop at the Country Roads Byway Visitors Center to pick up a trail permit and some Hatfield-McCoy Trails merchandise! Start your journey on the Bearwallow Trail – one of the three original trails on the Hatfield-McCoy system! Bearwallow features a steady mix of easy and difficult trails which makes it perfect for anyone. The trail allows ATV’s, UTV’s, off-road motorcycles, and ORV’s. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit Morrison’s Drive-Inn or the Chief Logan State Lodge Restaurant.
Wake up and start your day in Williamson at the Hatfield McCoy House. The house was the home of Devil Anse Hatfield – a key member of the notorious Hatfield-McCoy feud of the 1800s – and is the second-oldest structure in Mingo County. Each room of the house will detail the lives of the five most important people involved in the feud. After you’ve finished immersing yourself in the history of the area, find your way to the Buffalo Mountain Trail – just a block from the house! After you’ve finished exploring the trails, make a stop at a local favorite like 34:Ate or Miners Diner & Pizza.
Kick off your final day in the historic town of Bramwell. The town has one of the most unique histories in all of the state, and the best way to explore is a stroll down “Millionaire’s Row,” getting a glimpse at how the coal barons of the late 1800s lived. Hop on the Pocahontas trail head and enjoy a day full of riding through the southern coal fields of the state. Make your way to The Corner Shop Diner for dinner and home-made ice cream or head to Buffalo Trail Restaurant and Brewery! End your day with a hike to the top of Pinnacle Rock for incredible scenic views of Mercer County.