Associated Press Published

Land Sales Result in Closure of 2 Hatfield-McCoy Trails


Two Hatfield-McCoy Trail System trails in Boone and Lincoln counties are being closed because the trail land has been sold.

The system will lose 200 miles of ATV trails from the closure of the Little Coal River Trail in Boone County and the Ivy Branch Trail in Lincoln County.

Hatfield-McCoy executive director Jeffrey Lusk tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the trail land had multiple owners. A single company bought all of the land.

Lusk says the trail system will work with the new owner to try and reopen the trails. He says he doesn’t yet know the company’s identity because the sales are private transactions.

He says the system still has more than 500 miles of trails.