Stone Mountain For ATV Riding
The 14th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Virginia.
Sunday 29 October 2017 07:00 GMT
West of Roanoke and Bristol within the Spearhead Trail system, the Stone Mountain trail system has 31 miles open to ATV riding. The trail system is known for numerous overlooks across the forests below. The level of difficulty on the map is indicated as moderate, but most riders consider it to be an advanced riding area. The main trailhead is near Leeman Field, and OHV’s are allowed on the streets of Pennington Gap on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
The Spearhead Trails in southwestern Viriginia consist of five ATV riding areas totaling 400 miles that are covered by one annual trail permit. The five ATV trail systems include Mountain View (100mi), Ridgeview (75mi), Stone Mountain (31mi), Coal Canyon (120mi) and the original Pocahontas (67mi). The multi-use Spearhead Trails are located in the coalfields/Heart of Appalachia region of Virginia and are maintained by the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority (SRRA). There are several rules for ATV riding on the Spearhead Trail system. First, a permit is required for every rider and every passenger regardless of age. Second, ATV riding is only allowed from dawn to dusk with no nighttime riding. A helmet is required for all riders and passengers. No alcohol or firearms are allowed on the trails. And, lastly, multiple riders are only allowed on machines designed for multiple riders.
Overall, Stone Mountain is the 14th most popular ATV riding trail of all 15 ATV trails in Virginia. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Stone Mountain including Mountain View, Ridgeview, Coal Canyon and Pocahontas.