Some of our readers may have already seen this amazing news but we wanted to share the announcement again and give a little background about the Hatfield McCoy trail system.
“Most noted for….. being one of three original HMT systems (opened in October 2000). It is also noted for its more difficult rated trails, most difficult rated trails, and difficult single track. Bearwallow is located near the historic site of the Battle of Blair Mountain, and has direct trail access to and from the town of Logan, WV. Bearwallow will open up to 4x4s on March 25, 2016.
Percentage breakdown of trails by difficulty rating as follows;
Easiest (Green): 9%
More Difficult (Blue): 45%
Most Difficult (Black): 31%
Most Difficult (Red/Black): 6%
Single Track (Orange): 9%
Located at 247 Bearwallow Dr., Ethel, WV 25076 (lat 37.86384 long -81.93193)
Has a 2+ acre parking lot, staffed trailhead (hours of operation), on site restrooms, permits & merchandise.”
“Each person visiting the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, including passengers, is required to purchase an individual User Permit. This Permit allows you to ride, in accordance with our rules, on hundreds of miles of private land that make up our eight trails: Bearwallow, Buffalo Mountain, Indian Ridge, Pinnacle Creek, Pocahontas, and Rockhouse. User Permits must be displayed on the users helmet at all times while on the trails.
User Permit Pricing WV Residents: $26.50 (w/ tax)
Non-Resident: $50.00 (w/ tax)
*West Virginia Residency is determined by state-issued identification for all individuals 16 years of age or older. ID must be presented at the time of purchase.
Ways to Purchase a User Permit
1) On our Web Site: You will received a Hatfield McCoy Permit in 3 to 5 business days.
2) At our Visitor Center, just off US State Route 119 and 19 miles south of Charleston, WV.
3) At one of the following staffed Trailheads. See hours of operation on chart below.
Bearwallow Trail- near Logan, WV
Buffalo Mountain Trail- between Williamson and Delbarton, WV
Rockhouse Trail- in Man, WV
Pinnacle Creek Trail- outside Pineville, WV
4) At one of over 50 authorized retail locations in the area.”
That’s a ton of information from the trail system! With the historical significance of the trail system, the ability to run ATV, UTV, 4×4 Full Size vehicles, and motorcycles you can spend a week there and not repeat a trail or vehicle.