Little Coal River Trails For Dirt Biking

The 2nd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in West Virginia.

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South of Charleston and north of Danville, the Little Coal River Trail at the Water Ways Trailhead is part of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area is a 300 mile multi-use trail system combining singletracks and fire roads on corporate-owned property. Presently, the system consists of five loops serviced by 5 restroom-equiped trailheads.

When complete, the Little Coal River off-road motorcycle trail system will have 60 miles of trails. This system has the most easy trails of any part of the Hatfield-McCoy System.

To reach the Water Ways Trailhead for the Little Coal River ATV Trails: Driving north or south on SR119, take the Waterways Exit that is just north of the water park. Follow th eroad approximately 0.5 miles to the trailhead. It is about 18 miles south of Charleston and 10 miles north of the Madison/Danville Exit.

Note: a helmet, eyewear and boots are required on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Also, double riding is not permitted. The machine must be equipped with a spark arrestor and muffler. Annual, multi-day and one-day permits are available.

Overall, Little Coal River Trails is the 2nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 11 dirt biking rides in West Virginia. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Little Coal River Trails including Browning Fork Trails, Pinnacle Creek Trails, Buffalo Mountain Trails, Dingess Rum Trails, Indian Ridge Trails - East and Indian Ridge Trails - West.

Little Coal River Trails Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Hatfield McCoy Recreation Area (800) 592-2217; WV Tourims (800) CALL-WVA; Tug Valley Tourism (304) 235-5240; Coalfield Tourism (304) 792-8519; Hatfield-McCoy Reservations (304) 369-7260.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Kathryns Kabins, Madison (304) 369-2627; Chief Logan State Park 304-792-7125

Luxury Loding:  Rockhouse Lodge, Man (304)583-6833 or (304) 687-4657

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.1865, -81.8437

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  16608

Little Coal River Trails Dirt Biking Map


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