Your Off-Road Trail Guide to Hatfield-McCoy Trails

With 10 diverse trail systems and counting, Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in southern West Virginia is heaven for avid off-roaders. The combination of thrilling trails and ATV-friendly towns makes the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains region truly a one-of-a-kind destination.

For your next adventure, load up your ATV or side-by-side and enjoy the ride on these epic trails.

Devil Anse

The Devil Anse Trailhead is located in the town of Matewan, historically known for being the heart of the Hatfield McCoy feud. The trail system leads to direct access of gas, food and lodging. Devil Anse links up to two other Hatfield McCoy Trail Systems: Rockhouse and Buffalo Mountain. This totals to more to more than 300 miles of trails.

Indian Ridge

One of the largest continuous areas of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails network along with Pocahontas, Pinnacle Creek and Warrior trail systems and connectors. Located near Ashland in McDowell County, the Indian Ridge Trail 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.


Rock House is the largest single trail system and is one of three original systems. This features over 100 miles of trails of diverse terrain and difficulty levels. These trails are ideal for riders looking for an “extreme” riding experience. With direct access to the ATV-friendly towns of Man and Gilbert, you’re sure to find your fix of southern hospitality along the way. This trail system also connects with the Devil Anse and Buffalo Mountain trail systems.

Cabwaylingo State Forest

Cabwaylingo Trail System sits on nearly 8,300 acres of state forest land in southern West Virginia. Its colorful name was chosen as a combination of the four closest West Virginia counties surrounding the forest: Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mingo.  ATV, UTV, ORV (such as Jeeps) and dirt bike riders have nearly 100 miles of new trails to explore and plenty of parking for trucks and trailers.

Pinnacle Creek

Pinnacle Creek Trail System has direct connections to the ATV-friendly towns of Mullens and Pineville in Wyoming County. This trail system is known for its breathtaking scenic views and proximity to world- class whitewater rafting and snow skiing. Here, you will have direct access to fuel, food and lodging. The trail system also connects with Warrior, Indian Ridge and Pocahontas trail systems.


Bearwallow Trail System is located near the town of Logan and is one of the original three systems of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This system is best known for its single track and extremely difficult varieties. Its mix of effortless, relaxing views and challenging, daunting trails make it one of the most popular systems among the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. It’s also the only trail to be open to ORVs as well as ATVs, UTVs and off-road motorcycles.


The Warrior Trail System is near the city of War in McDowell County, West Virginia’s most southern city. This trail system connects to Pinnacle Creek, Indian Ridge and Pocahontas trail systems. This trail system also accesses the ATV-friendly City of Gary. The Warrior Trail System offers numerous scenic views along the way.

Buffalo Mountain

Passing through the Tug Valley Area, the Buffalo Mountain Trail System is known as the most historic of them all. This also is the system with the most single-track trails, which draws in more dirt bike riders. This system connects to the ATV-friendly towns of Matewan, Delbarton and Williamson, all of which offer convenient access to fuel, food and lodging. The Buffalo Mountain Trail System also connects to both the Devil Anse and Rockhouse Trail Systems.

Ivy Branch

Ivy Branch Trail System is located just over a 20-minute drive from Charleston. This system offers real adventure for riders of full-sized, off-road vehicles like Jeeps along with ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead and permits and merchandise will be available.

New Trails on the Way!

  • Big Coal River (Boone County)
  • Braveheart (reopening soon)
  • Tornado Single Trax (Kanawha County)

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This post was last updated on May 30, 2024