Winter ATV riding is growing in popularity in West Virginia, as riders realize that riding through the snow is just as exhilarating as summer sunshine or fall leaves. This winter consider an ATV trail ride through snow-covered rolling hills for the ride of a lifetime.
The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, located across southern West Virginia, is open year-round and is an ATV rider’s paradise—especially as the snow falls. With more than 800 miles of off-road trails, there’s a path out there to take you to a higher place. Enjoy the challenges of trail riding or take it slow and relish spectacular snow-covered views along the way.
Bundle up and head to one of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails:
Located near the ATV-friendly town of Logan, Bearwallow is one of the original three systems of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails and is commonly known for its single track and challenging trails. The mix of easy-riding scenic vistas and difficult trails make it one of the more popular systems for the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This trail system has direct access to gas, food and lodging. Bearwallow is the only trail to be open to ORVs as well as ATVs, UTVs and off-road motorcycles.
Buffalo Mountain is known as the most historic trail system, as well as the one with the most single-track trails, making it incredibly popular with dirt bike enthusiasts. This system has three community connectors providing direct access to the ATV-friendly towns of Matewan, Delbarton and Williamson. Each of these towns offer gas, food and lodging. Explore the historic Matewan Depot Replica Museum and the Hatfield McCoy Country Museum while you’re in the area.
Located near Ashland in McDowell County, this system offers a nice variety of trails of all difficulty levels. This trail system offers community access to the ATV-friendly towns of Northfork and Keystone. Nearby communities offer gas, food and lodging. The trail system also connects with two other Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems—Pinnacle Creek and Pocahontas—to allow extended off-road trips.
Pinnacle Creek, with direct connections to the ATV- friendly towns of Mullens and Pineville, is known for its breathtaking scenic views and proximity to world-class whitewater rafting less than an hour away. This trail system has direct access to gas, food and lodging. The trail system also connects with two other Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems—Indian Ridge and Pocahontas—to allow extended off-road trips. This stunningly scenic trail system neighbors Twin Falls State Park, known for its majestic waterfalls and jaw-dropping scenery.
Pocahontas Trail System links up to two other Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems—Indian Ridge and Pinnacle Creek— making for the most continuous miles of trails east of the Mississippi. The trailhead is located in Coaldale, just outside of the town of Bramwell, historically known for its numerous millionaire homes from the early 20th century. This trail system has direct access to gas, food and lodging.
Devil Anse Trail System links up to two other Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems-Rockhouse and Buffalo Mountain- totaling over 300 miles. The trailhead is located in the town of Matewan, historically known for being the heart of the Hatfield McCoy Feud. The trail system has direct access to gas, food and lodging.
With over 100 miles of trails, Rockhouse offers a wide variety of trails at all difficulty levels. It is especially popular with riders who are looking for an extreme riding experience. With direct access to the ATV-friendly towns of Man and Gilbert, you’ll find a generous helping of southern hospitality.
The Warrior Trail System is located in the City of War which is West Virginia’s most southern city. This trail system also accesses the ATV-friendly City of Gary. The Warrior Trail System offers numerous scenic views and has direct access to gas, foods and lodging.
Whether you are seeking a thrill-a-minute ride or just a leisurely trip through some of the most scenic mountains in the state, West Virginia’s trails offer something for everyone.