Pinnacle Creek Trails For Dirt Biking

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

  Hatfield McCoy, West Virginia, US


  July 15, 2016

Southeast of Logan and Pineville, the Pinnacle Creek ATV Trails are open to dirt biking and are 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.

Near Pineville in Wyoming County, the Pinnacle Creek Trail System consists of 105 miles of trails across private land. The rolling trails wind along river and through dense forest on reclaimed coal mining land. The best place to start is the Castle Rock Trailhead. The breakdown in trail percentage is as follows: 44% are green trails (easiest), 35% are blue trails (more difficult), 21 percent are black trails (most difficult), and 0% are orange trails (single track only). This trail system has direct access to food, fuel, and lodging in the city of Pineville, West Virginia.

Castle Rock Trailhead Directions

Driving north or south on Rt.119, take the Logan exit (Walmart). Follow Rt. 73 east to Rt. 10. Take Rt. 10 for 45 miles to Pineville. Follow Rt. 10 South through Pineville. Turn onto Rt. 16 South. Make a left at Pinnacle Creek Road and follow signs 3 miles to the trailhead. Signage will be posted to aid your travels. (Approximately 45 miles)

Driving north or south on I-77, take the Robert C. Byrd exit near Beckley. Travel south on Rt. 16 toward Sophia 3.5 miles. Make right on to Rt. 97/54 toward Twin Falls State Park and travel approximately 12 miles. Then turn right, continuing toward Twin Falls State Park on Rt. 97. At the intersection of Rt. 97 and Twin Falls State Park entrance, make a right continuing on Rt. 97 and then driving 7 miles toward Pineville. When reaching the intersection of Rt. 97 and Rt. 10, bear left onto Rt. 10 south. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Route 16 south. Travel .5 miles then turn left following the signs for Castle Rock trailhead. Finally, drive 2.8 miles to the trailhead center which is located on the left. This trail system is located approximately 5 miles to the nearest town of Pineville.

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, Pinnacle Creek Trails is the 2nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 10 dirt biking rides in West Virginia. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Pinnacle Creek Trails including Browning Fork Trails, Little Coal River Trails, Buffalo Mountain Trails, Dingess Rum Trails, Indian Ridge Trails - East and Indian Ridge Trails - West.

Local Contacts:  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:  Moderate

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:  37.55242, -81.50581

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  16609

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