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.