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“The HMGT! Three THUMBS, all UP!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hatfield-McCoy Trail

Hatfield-McCoy Trail
Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The HMGT! Three THUMBS, all UP!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a GREAT geocaching area. The Hatfield McCoy trail is a MEGA site in the fall and a geocacher MUST-VISIT destination. You can rack up several hundred caches on the country roads here and learn the history of the feud by visiting actual historic homesites and cemeteries. But be careful to pull OFF the roads for safety. And be aware of ATV traffic. ATV is a normal mode of transportation locally so look twice! I stayed at the Sweet Dreams Suites (formerly Sumer8) and is was perfect as a sleepover between cache trails. All fast food chains are present on 119 near Williamson and gas was $3.28.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Marysville, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hatfield and McCoy self-driving tour.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Picked up a CD from the tourism office in Pikeville. The map was helpful. Just beware that some of the sights are not marked from the road, so you may need to do some hunting. It was an enjoyable tour. We did it on a Saturday. The Preacher Anse cabin was open. And a local resident that lives next to the Randell McCoy homestead sight was out and offered wonderful information about the feud and local sights as well as a nice collection of pictures. It was a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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6 Thank Mouses_Shadow
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Stafford, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BEST OF THE BEST (EAST COAST)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

I admit my experience with trail riding is limited, having only just begun to ride 3 years ago and haven't ventured west of Tennessee. But with all the trails I've rode (multiple) the HM trails are, by far, the best. They are well marked and maintained. The people we have met on these trails are nice and polite. They are a bit pricey but well worth the price - especially if you come back multiple times. I'm a bit disappointed that they don't offer a military discount as most of the other trails in the region. We took our motor coach and stayed at Ashland ATV resort a few times as well as taking just the truck/trailer and stayed at a motel - both were fun but have to admit the camping was more relaxing (though not by much). LOL. Definitely not enough for the extra gas spent pulling the motorcoach (with bigger trailer) up those mountain roads. Overall, absolutely great experience and I WILL BE BACK !!

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank Terry C
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Marysville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pinnacle creek trail Pineville”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

The trails over Memorial weekend were dusty on the shared road portions. The rest of the trails were a blast. We rode several of the blue trails on the HM trail map and found them in better shape then some of the easy green trails. This is the first time riding in this area, and found the towns connected to trails that you can ride into were starting to get cater to the ATV crowd, but are no where close to what you find near the Rockhouse trails with the towns of Man and Gilbert. We stayed in Pineville at Trails lodging which is downtown. Rooms were great and newly remodeled. Parking on the other hand is very limited and the local police are eager to let you know where you can't park with a ticket. The town has several places to eat like Tudors bisquit world which has great breakfast and then a mexican restaurant which I don't recall the name that is good. Also have a Dairy queen and several stores. We really enjoyed our ride on the Pinnacle creek trail sytem, but still think the rockhouse trail is the favorite with all the different types of scenary and the atv friendly towns around it.

Visited May 2013
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Louisville, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

We rode Pinnacle, Indian Ridge and Pocahontas Trail systems. All 3 were great. Pocahontas is still failry new so it was a little open and dusty but the trails were still great. All trail systems have a variety of difficuly. We all have UTVs and were able to go on all the trails except the Extreme Difficult and some Most Difficult. We only saw 1 ranger the whole time we were there, he didn't stop us or anything though. We wore our helmets the whole time and made sure to left almost all of our beer at the motel. It was hard to find the trail heads and where to buy passes. You can buy passes at the Pinnacle trail head but not at Indian Ridge, not sure about Pocahontas trail head. Pinnacle trail head is off HWY 16 on a road right across the street from an old Marathon. Indian Ridge in on HWY 17 by an old Ashland Company building. FYI the people at Ashland Resort are very helpful giving directions even if you aren't staying there. These trails were well worth our trip and we are planning on going back later this year.

Visited May 2013
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