Hitting the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Fill up the tank, strap on your helmet and get ready to ride, an unforgettable expedition through Almost Heaven awaits you. With over 800 miles to explore, satisfy your need for adventure in the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. While you venture through the heart of Appalachia, also take advantage of the plethora of lodging and dining options.

Begin exploring all that the Hatfield-McCoy Trails have to offer with an off-road trip through one of their most expansive areas, Pinnacle Creek.

Finding Your Trail

Adventurers look to the extensive trails within Pinnacle Creek to satisfy their need for both an adrenaline rush and spectacular views. Riders rated this trail as more difficult, so it’s crucial to abide by the trail rules and regulations. Equally as important, you must be sure to bring your permit and proper gear. This includes a helmet, goggles, protective footwear, water-resistant pants/shorts and water. Following the guidelines will ensure that you enjoy your time on the trails to the fullest.

If you can’t get enough of the thrill, extend your trip to visit Pinnacle Creek’s connectors. You can venture into three other Hatfield-McCoy’s Trail systems, which are the Warrior, Pocahontas and Indian Ridge.

Fuel up with Food

Fixed between two towns, Pinnacle Creek offers twice the options to satisfy the appetite you’ll work up after a full day of riding the trails. The town of Pineville may be small, but it’s jam-packed with big flavor. Stop by the Pinnacle Drive-Inn for delicious food and friendly service or check out Ole Jose Grille & Cantina where flavor is on the menu.

The town of Mullens also provides exemplary dining options. Check out the Second Street Station, and its signature dish, the “Choo Choo Burger.” Thankfully, both of these towns equate a big adventure with a big appetite.

Enjoy some Rest

After a long day of adventure, a place to rest is especially important. Luckily, there are plenty of options available to you. You can choose to stay in a house, lodge or cottage. The town of Pineville offers Pinnacle ATV Lodging, Trails Lodging and more.

Mullens is home to Twin Falls Resort, where you can choose to stay in a cozy cottage, a spacious lodge or a well-kept campground. Adventure well in the day, rest even better at night.

New Beginnings

New for the 2021 season, two additional trail heads will be opening! The Cabwaylingo and Ivy Branch trail systems are perfect additions to the already expansive Hatfield-McCoy Trails. Stay tuned for updates as their opening dates near!

Are you ready to explore Pinnacle Creek’s trails by day and enjoy the near-by amenities by night? Check out our travel guide for even more Hatfield-McCoy adventure inspiration.


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses and to review all Travel Responsibly guidelines before taking a trip.

This post was last updated on May 24, 2021