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Old 01-19-2006, 07:08 AM   #1
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Question Hatfield McCoy trails WV.

Anyone ever rode the trail system? Is it worth the drive up from Atlanta? More for the 4-wheeler crowd or motorcycle crowd. It looks like a pretty sweet deal to me. Just looking for some feed back on which trail or trails to adventure into.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:17 AM   #2
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the trail system is a real blast. well marked,good maps, good times.
all types of trails, easy , medium, and diffcult.there are some motorcycle only trails that are very challenging. lots of quads, but good for trail bikes
not big gs type bikes. well worth a visit.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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the trail system is a real blast. well marked,good maps, good times.
all types of trails, easy , medium, and diffcult.there are some motorcycle only trails that are very challenging. lots of quads, but good for trail bikes
not big gs type bikes. well worth a visit.
Thanks strombony. Maybe I can get up that way sometime this year.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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I haven't been there but I've done a little research because I want to go. Plan on riding on weekdays, apparently weekends are an ATV traffic jam. There was a ride report bt SSB on the Hatfield McCoy system not long ago.
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Old 01-19-2006, 06:17 PM   #5
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My daughter has a friend, her father--------takes quads and bikes there from Maryland, with his sons, camps out, and has a blast. It is a very "rider friendly" area. Very helpful people. He goes back every year.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:02 AM   #6
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My buddies and I have taken a 4-5 day trip down every year for the past 5 years. it is about a 7 hour drive and well worth it. I recommend staying in the town of Gilbert (Rockhouse trail) where the folks are extremely dirtbike friendly. You can ride through town to get to the trailhead and even get a wave from the local police. It is somewaht surreal.
As far as the trails they are extremely well marked with green, blue and black trailmarkers indicating difficulty. Yes, there can be some quad traffic, but mostly on the easier trails. If you stick to the blue and black or singletrack the quads really aren't an issue. It is definitely worth the trip, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:18 AM   #7
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Talking WVa Hatfield & McCoy trail system...

It's a cool place to ride. Rode my KTM400MXC. VERY rocky. Cast wheels need NOT apply. Killer views. Rural mountainous location. Allow extra time to get there.

I was wary of the 2-way trails though. Was dead quiet on Friday/Sunday during the Winter when I was there. Price wasn't free, but worth it. They'll mail you a pass too. Can recommend if you are NOT a speedster.

Much of the cycle singletrack gets flooded out (clay) when it rains alot.

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Old 01-20-2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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Thanks for the feed back. I guess I have a trip to plan now.
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:19 AM   #9
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Definately worth it!

I went down last year for the first time. I went with friends that have gone two years prior. We are going back again this year. Worth the 10 hour ride from Upstate NY. We usually go mid-May, before Memorial day. No problem with traffic weekday or weekend.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:42 PM   #10
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Thanks for pointing out this place. Think I'll go about mid April or so. Looks to be 429 miles from me.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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Can recommend if you are NOT a speedster.
You've obviously never had the pleasure of riding alongside (make that behind) the Georgia Dual Sport Wannabe!
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:45 PM   #12
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Thumb Hatfield McCoy trails...

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You've obviously never had the pleasure of riding alongside (make that behind) the Georgia Dual Sport Wannabe!


He had better have his affairs in order. The technical trails are steep AS HELL! Oh well, at least he'll go out with a bang!
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:39 PM   #13
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I spent four days riding the HM trails. I had a great time and can't wait to go back. It was an 11 hour ride for us. Here are some pics:




What color are those trails?
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #14
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Thanks for posting the pics NJ-Bill. That looks like some good fun. Hopefully the first 3 pics are marked easiest. I like the lack of gravel in these pics.
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