COVID-19 Update

By order of the Governor, as of 12:01am Saturday, March 21, all Hatfield-McCoy Trail systems will be closed until further notice.

Keep watching this space and our NEWS section for further updates.

Thank you and stay safe.

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Use Up-to-date Maps

April 1, 2019

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For the safety of anyone traveling along the Hatfield-McCoy Trails, please make sure you are using the most current, updated trail maps. All updated maps can be found either on our website (each trail page has a link to view/download the map for that trail) or at one of our Trailhead facilities/Welcome Centers. If you pick up a map from a local business, please check the date with the map that is posted on our website to ensure you are using the correct map. If you are using a map or GPS tablet from another source, please know that these maps could be outdated or incorrect and could be sending you to unsafe areas that are currently off-limits or private property. We ask that everyone respects any and all “Temporarily Closed” or “No Entry” signs along our trail systems.

Thank you,

— HMT Staff

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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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Pocahontas Trail Update (November 30, 2018)

November 30, 2018

Pocahontas LogoThe Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authorities (Authority) license agreement for the use of the property encompassing the current Pocahontas trail system has been extended until January 14, 2019.  The coal company (Company) who granted the agreement was able to extend their current agreement while continuing their work with the Authority to find long term solutions for trail expansion consistent with safety and mining development.  The Company is currently developing a significant new mining operation for Mercer and McDowell Counties which will provide hundreds of new high paying jobs for the region.  The Company and the Authority, along with state and county officials, are working closely to ensure safety for trail riders and workers while trying to develop long term solutions beneficial to all parties.  We appreciate your patience as we work through this process.

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Pocahontas Trail System Update

October 23, 2018

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The Pocahontas Trail System will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, December 3rd, 2018, due to natural resource extraction.

This closure will remain in effect until otherwise notified by the Hatfield-McCoy Trails Authority. Please note that this area is private property and safety is a concern. The Authority staff is currently working with landowners to identify alternative routes for this area. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

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Updates for September 2018

September 21, 2018

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  • The Warrior Trail System is now open. Permits and merchandise are available on-site between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Permits may also be purchased in the City of War at: War Town Hall, War Home Center and Coalfield Café. Permits may also be purchased at Eva’s House in Gary, WV. Construction of the Warrior Trailhead facility is in progress.
  • The Hatfield-McCoy Trails Staff are currently working with land owners to offer a community connector trail to the City of Welch from the Warrior Trail System. Stay tuned for more updates!
  • Trail 14/Delbarton Connector on Buffalo Mountain has reopened.
  • The Town of Gilbert will host TrailFest on October 4th – 8th. Visit for registration and more information.
  • The Hatfield-McCoy Trails Field Crew will begin construction of the Twin Falls Connector soon. This connector will access the town of Mullens, WV which connects to the Pinnacle Creek Trail System.
  • The Entrepreneurship and Business Coaching Center of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be hosting a FREE QuickBooks workshop on September 26, 2018. For more information, please call 304-752-3255.

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Updates for August 2018

August 13, 2018

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There is a small, two mile, temporary closure on Pinnacle Creek Trail System. Please be aware of trail signage.

There is a temporary closure on the Indian Ridge and Pocahontas Trail Systems. Please be aware of trail signage.

On the Rockhouse Trail System, trails 45 and 25 have reopened.

The Pinnacle Creek, Indian Ridge and Pocahontas Trail Systems now have access to the City of Welch and the Town of Kimball. View current map.

The Bearwallow Trail System now has access to the Town of West Logan. View current map.

The Warrior Trail System, which will contain roughly 60 miles of trails, is on schedule to open Labor Day weekend. The Warrior Trail System will have access to the Towns of War and Gary.

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Big New Things…

June 17, 2018

Big things are happening here at Hatfield-McCoy Trails.

We have a new trail opening soon: Warrior.

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With over 70 miles our new Warrior Trail System is set to open Labor Day weekend in 2018. The trail is located in McDowell County, West Virginia and will be connected to the towns of War and Gary. Our trailhead will be located in War, West Virginia. As of right now our guys are finishing up on the construction and starting to put the signs up.


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Check out our new “7 Trails in 7 Days” video. It’s exciting, historic, appetizing and just a whole lot of fun. Each of the video’s 7 episodes takes you on a tour of one of our original 7 trails. But these videos aren’t just about the ride – they can help you enhance your adventure and plan your itinerary, as you explore the activities and amenities that can be found in and around each trail.


Our new updated website site features a modern look and feel and enhanced navigation – so you can find what you are looking for more easily. The new site houses our “7 Trails in 7 Days” video which profiles each of our original 7 trails and offers you a glimpse into the activities and amenities that can be found in and around each trail system.

We’ve improved functionality for a better user experience on both mobile and desktop platforms and made a whole host of smaller but important changes. So take your time and explore our new site, as you plan your next adventure on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system.

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