Which Backcountry Vehicle fits You Best for Almost Heaven Adventure?

With so many back-country vehicles to choose from, it can be hard to decide which is best for you. Whether you are looking for a more active exploration of the trails or a leisurely ride, your perfect vehicle for Almost Heaven terrain is out there.

ATV: All-Terrain Vehicle

If you are looking for a more adventurous ride, then an ATV is perfect for you! Defined as motor vehicle designed for use on rough ground, ATV’s are the perfect way to explore the dense West Virginia forests. With models differing in shape and size, you can ride alone or with up to three other people. Heads up – you may get muddy.

Where to Ride First: Any of the trails on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System.

RV: Recreational Vehicle

Although you may not be able to explore the trails with this vehicle, it is perfect for overnight adventures! RVs are defined as vehicles used for recreational use, which include living quarters. Drive around exploring by day then park and relax at one of the many RV parks or campgrounds across the state by night. No matter what you are wanting to explore, there is sure to be a RV park or campground nearby. Overall, if you are looking for a great way to explore West Virginia with the whole family, this ride is for you!

Where to Ride First: Audra State Park,  Summersville Lakeor the Monongahela National Forest.

Mountain Bike 

While this can be a more difficult ride, mountain biking allows you to explore the trails in an active way. Choose from many different trails based on location, difficulty and distance. Not in the mood for a ride in the forest? Rail trails may be more your speed. Strap on your helmet and hit the trails today!

Where to Ride First: North Bend Rail Trail, Spencer Trails, or Point Pleasant Bike Trail.


You do not need to own a horse to experience the trails on horseback. Perfect for the whole family, horseback riding is a fun way to explore the trails! Whether you have experience with riding horses or not, this is a ride you definitely need to try. Explore some of West Virginia’s amazing state parks today.

Where to Ride: Cacapon Resort State Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Parkor Pipestem Resort State Park.

This post was last updated on July 25, 2023