COVID-19 Update

Under Gov. Justice’s reopening plan, West Virginia Strong – The Comeback, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails will be permitted to have a limited reopening effective Thursday, May 21, 2020.

While riders will be allowed on the trails, all trailhead facilities and welcome centers, as well as the visitor center for the trail system, will remain closed. All parking areas at the trailheads will remain open for use.

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January 2019 - Hatfield-McCoy Trails

January 2019 - Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Pocahontas Trail Update (January 18, 2019)

January 18, 2019

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The Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (Authority) has reached a verbal agreement with the Coal Company (Company) on a solution to keep the Pocahontas Trail System open. The Authority and Company will work in a cooperative manner to address outstanding issues such as: outlaw trail riding, trespassing onto bonded Company operations and the need for increased law enforcement for the Pocahontas and surrounding trail systems.  The February 1, 2019 temporary closure date has been lifted and the Pocahontas Trail System will remain open after that date. The Authority, Company and the State of West Virginia will continue working on these and other outstanding issues to ensure a permanent solution for the Pocahontas Trail System. The Authority would like to express its gratitude to the Company for their continued support during this time.

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Pocahontas Trail Update (January 11, 2019)

January 14, 2019

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The Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority’s license agreement for the use of the property encompassing the current Pocahontas trail system has been extended until Friday, February 1, 2019. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to work through this process.

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