Many believed the Hatfield-McCoy trails wouldn’t work. The plan was to cut through more than 500 miles of countryside and former coal mining communities. It could bring an economic boom to the once floundering communities, but would it work? A few innovative people thought so. After convincing a few bureaucrats in West Virginia that it could be done, their gamble paid off. The trails have been a huge economic boost to the areas and boasts the largest all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicle system on the East Coast.
Whether you are a new off-roader or an experienced rider, there are many highlights for your riding pleasure. If you have an ATV or UTV, or if you’re looking for ATVs for sale at ATV Quad Swap, once you get your vehicle of choice look at checking out these highlights from the Hatfield-McCoy trails.
Buffalo Mountain Trail System
The Buffalo Mountain Trail system boasts more than 100 miles of trails. This trail is popular with many fans of motorcycles and novice trail riders seeking a scenic route. Considered a historic trail that offers many lodging and eating options, this is the perfect trail and system for those that want a laid back introduction to the Hatfield-McCoy experience.
Indian Ridge is the newest addition to the system of trails and has access to the Pinnacle trail system. There is an ATV retreat close by that offers a smaller experience and a focus on ATVs. There is also a quaint and charming inn off of the trail called Huckleberry Trails Inn.
Little Coal River
Little Coal River trail is one of the smallest legs of the system with only 54.5 miles of trail. Don’t let the seemingly small size fool you however. The trail is still full of fun for all levels of riders. The system is a gem as far as scenic views and recreation goes. This trail is more geared towards sightseers and those that want to take a slower pace. Camping is available near the trail and there are places to fuel up and get food as well.
Pinnacle Creek Trail System
This trail is located close to the charming town of Pineville and offers a challenging 74+ miles of trail. If you need a break from riding your ATV, there is an exhilarating river rafting chance at New River Gorge National Park. Here you have the chance to connect to the Indian Trails system if you need to extend your adventure.
Rockhouse Trail System
The Rockhouse Trail system is one of the more challenging and extensive of the Hatfield-McCoy system. Almost 90 miles of trail makes this ride a true extreme riders dream. There are parts of the trail for intermediate rider, but this system was made for the professional to keep sharp and those that desire to push their skills to the limit. There is a quad camp nearby, and even campgrounds and cabins available to nurse wounds and rest the aches and pains brought on from the trail.
As you can see, the Hatfield-McCoy system has something for everyone and is prepared to handle your fall adventuring needs. Food, rest areas and communities that are completely focused on service are waiting. Get your off-road vehicle and get ready for some off-road fun.
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