Pocahontas For ATV Riding
The 12th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Virginia.
Sunday 29 October 2017 07:00 GMT
West of Roanoke and Bluefield within the Spearhead Trail system, the Original Pocahontas trail system has 67 miles open to ATV riding. The level of difficulty of these 43 trails are equally spread across easy, modererate and difficult. There are 2 trailheads near the town of Pocahontas including the western Boissevain Trailhead Parking and the Pocahontas Trilhead near the Town Park.
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, Pocahontas is the 12th most popular ATV riding trail of all 15 ATV trails in Virginia. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Pocahontas including Mountain View, Ridgeview, Stone Mountain and Coal Canyon.