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Old 11-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hatfield McCoy Trail system

A few friends are thinking of making a run to the trails 15 hrs away. We never have been down that way.
is it worth the drive?
what are some of the high lights? must see?
stuff to stay away?
camping most likly but cheap houses would work?

thanks for any insight, we'll be going probably May or so...
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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A few friends are thinking of making a run to the trails 15 hrs away. We never have been down that way.
is it worth the drive?
what are some of the high lights? must see?
stuff to stay away?
camping most likly but cheap houses would work?

thanks for any insight, we'll be going probably May or so...

been there,,,,,,6hr drive for me. Not sure I would drive 15hrs for it. Its a lot of fun if you have enough time off to justify the long drive. Too many cheap lodging choices to consider a tent.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Hatfield system

Rockhouse trail system is where we usually come up from FL and is well worth the drive. You should plan on at least 3 days to get a good feel for the trails. I stayed at the browning fork trail house, great owners and they really cater to you. Everyone Ive ever met there is soooo happy to have the tourism dollars. Ive been to 4 of the 7 trail systems and they are all good. Gilbert has the most resources as far as food, lodging and such.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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15 hours? I'd have to stay for at least 5 days. But I do love the system. Rockhouse and Buffalo Mtn are awesome.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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15 hours? I'd have to stay for at least 5 days. But I do love the system. Rockhouse and Buffalo Mtn are awesome.

Sorry,, staying for at least 5 days...

Is there scenery? or mostly forest roads?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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Nice video, that red bike really does like to take dirt naps.....

reminds me of Quebec country.....
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #8
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Nice video, that red bike really does like to take dirt naps.....


I wish the Gopros did a better job showing steepness. Some of those trails are way steeper than they look and those rocks are unforgiving lol.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #9
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That looks great, I'm more into the single track stuff but if its new to me I'll ride almost anything. Would like to hook up with some people going down sometime to check it out. I ride a Gas Gas 2 smoker .
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I'm going w/ a group toward the end of April. (Many of us will be on smokers and smaller four strokes).
I'll send you a pm.

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That looks great, I'm more into the single track stuff but if its new to me I'll ride almost anything. Would like to hook up with some people going down sometime to check it out. I ride a Gas Gas 2 smoker .

To the original poster. Yes, I feel its worth the drive. I've never been able to come down for more then 2.5 days of riding. If you are staying for 5 days, you might want to look at a location where you can hit mulitple trail locations.
(Buffalo Mtn has some nice single track, make sure you include that)
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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I wish the Gopros did a better job showing steepness. Some of those trails are way steeper than they look and those rocks are unforgiving lol.
i realize what I'm looking at,,, Its just some guy on the internet giving you the gears.... great job...

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To the original poster. Yes, I feel its worth the drive. I've never been able to come down for more then 2.5 days of riding. If you are staying for 5 days, you might want to look at a location where you can hit mulitple trail locations.
(Buffalo Mtn has some nice single track, make sure you include that)

I'v down loaded a pile of maps to the area, we'll propbably coming down with a 24ft toyhauler rv. all our bikes are dual sports. a 1/2hr slab run won't kill us.... so is it better to rent a house or drag the rv?

is this more a small bike park or... were running 525/530/500/690/950A
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:13 PM   #13
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #14
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Not putting you down, shipwreck, but . . . have you checked out http://www.trailsheaven.com/ ?

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Recently, the Pinnacle Creek, Indian Ridge, and Pocahontas Trail Systems are now interconnected; you couldn't ride 'em all in your five-day visit.

PM if you'd like a lodging review near those trails; actually right on one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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I live 3 hrs or so away. Its good fun, its a different world there, like stepping back in time. I've ridden way better stuff closer to home, but not so much riding in one place. No way I would drive 15 hours to go there, but that's just me. I'd leave the 950 at home.
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