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HATFIELD MCCOY TRAILS

BUFFALO MOUNTAIN

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.

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BEARWALLOW

One of the original three systems of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails and is commonly known for its single track and Most Difficult-rated trails.

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DEVIL ANSE

The trailhead is located in the town of Matewan, historically known for being the heart of the Hatfield McCoy Feud. Links up to Rock House and Buffalo Mountain.

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INDIAN RIDGE

The Indian Ridge Trail System offers a nice variety of trails of all difficulty levels. The trail system also connects with Pinnacle Creek, Warrior and Pocahontas.

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PINNACLE CREEK

Known for its breathtaking scenic views and proximity to world- class whitewater rafting and snow skiing—both less than an hour away.

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POCAHONTAS

One of the largest continuous areas of the HMT network along with Pinnacle Creek, Indian Ridge and Warrior trail systems.

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ROCK HOUSE

With over 100 miles of trails, the system offers a wide variety of trails at all difficulty levels. It is the largest single trial in the HMT systems.

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WARRIOR

The Warrior Trail System offers numerous scenic views and has direct access to gas, foods and lodging. Also connects with Pinnacle Creek and Indian Ridge.

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BASIC RULES OF THE TRAILS

GENERAL RULES

  • User permit required for all drivers and passengers
  • Everyone must wear a DOT, Snell or other approved helmet and eye protection
  • All operators and passengers must meet manufacturer’s minimum age and size requirements
  • No one under the age of 6 is allowed on the trails under any circumstances
  • Any operator or passenger under the age of 16 must be under the direct supervision and within eyesight of their parent or guardian at all times
  • Obey all signs, gates and barriers, stay on marked trails
  • Trails only open during daylight hours
  • No littering, No camping, No fires
  • No alcohol may be consumed or possessed
  • No glass containers of any kind
  • Be aware of oncoming traffic, particularly in blind curves and hills
  • No competitions of speed, endurance or climbing ability allowed at any time without a special use permit
  • Operate at reasonable speeds and under control at all times
  • All machines must be equipped with a properly functioning muffler and USFS approved spark arrestor
  • ORV-SPECIFIC RULES

  • ORVs are ONLY permitted on the Bearwallow trail system.
  • Driver and passengers are required to wear helmets.
  • Driver and passengers must have valid trail permits.
  • A valid driver’s license is required to operate an ORV.
  • All passengers must be 8 years of age or older OR at least 6 years of age and 4’9” tall. No booster or car seats are allowed.
  • Seat belts must be worn at all times. the number of passengers is limited to the number of factory installed seat belts.
  • ORVs are required to have a roll cage on all most difficult (black and black/red) trails.
  • UTV-SPECIFIC RULES

    The driver and passengers of a UTV must:

    • Wear helmets (DOT or SNELL approved)
    • Wear seat belts at all times; the number of passengers is limited to the number of factory installed seat belts.
    • Keep their hands, arms, feet, head and legs inside the vehicle at all times during operation.
    • No booster seats or car seats are allowed
    • Possess a valid owner’s manual for the machine being operated that is able to be produced upon request.
    • Stay on designated trails. UTVs are permitted on easiest, more difficult, and select most difficult trails (signed accordingly).
    • UTVs must be equipped with a steering wheel and low pressure tires.


    Hatfield-McCoy Trail Rules and Regulations set forth by the West Virginia State Legislature.

    HB 4488, 20-14-8.

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