Explore the Hatfield McCoy Region

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Water Trail Adventures The Guyandotte River follows a wandering course through one of the world’s most rugged moun- tain regions—an Appalachian landscape covered in thick forests and peppered with ghost towns and relics of one of the nation's historically most productive in- dustries: coal mining. A tributary of the mighty Ohio River, it runs for over 160 miles through south- ern West Virginia. Kayaking has become an increasingly popular activity on the Guyandotte River. You can rent kayaks from Four Seasons Country Store in Logan or bring your own for a fun-filled day on the water. The 160-mile Guyan- dotte Water Trail includes 25 river access points between its sources near Mullens and the river's mouth on the Ohio River near Huntington. The Guyandotte is a popular fishing river, particularly where float trips are concerned. Much of the river from R.D. Bailey Lake downstream is runnable without portage. Though the Guyan- dotte is a popular destination for warm-water fishing, several of its tributaries—Buffalo Creek, Pinnacle Creek, and its Clear and Slab forks—are cold enough to support trout and are stocked annually, usually in spring.


T he legend of the Hatfield-McCoy McCoy Trails system . The Bearwallow Trail System , one of the three original trail networks, opened in 2000. The Bearwallow Trail is currently open to Jeeps and other 4x4s. With ratings from Easiest to Most Difficult, you’ll find everything from a leisurely trail ride to more technical rock crawling. Bearwallow extends to more than 100 miles of trail and has direct access to the towns of Logan, West Logan and Chapmanville. If dirt bikes are more your thing, check out the Rockhouse Trail System . This trail network is especially popular with dirt bikers feud defined Logan County for many years, but the area is now known for the nationally recognized Hatfield-

looking for an extreme mountain experience. Rockhouse has the largest total mileage of the eight Hatfield-McCoy Trails systems and offers a wide variety of trails for all levels of difficulty. This trail system has direct access to the ATV- friendly towns of Man and Gilbert. Just 20 years old, the Hatfield-McCoy ATV and UTV trails have become one of the largest and fastest-growing tourism and economic drivers in the state. Since the trails opened, economic impact studies have shown the creation of more than 300 jobs and more than 45 businesses added to the surrounding communities. More than 50,000 trail permits are sold each year, with over 85 percent sold to out of state residents.

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