Hatfield McCoy Trails

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails are made up of over 800+ miles of trails and located in the rich mountains of southern West Virginia. As one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the world, Hatfield-McCoy Trails is open 365 days a year and offers something for every skill level.

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Trail Rules/Regulations

Hatfield-McCoy Trail Rules and Regulations set forth by the West Virginia State Legislature.
HB 4488, 20-14-8.

General Rules

 

  • User permit required for all drivers and passengers

  • Everyone must wear a DOT or Snell 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, Cabwaylingo and Ivy Branch trail systems.

  • 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 feet 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.

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