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Spearhead Trails

Ride Virginia’s newest and most exciting trail destination! Spearhead Trails ATV & OHV systems are multi-use trail systems primarily designed for ATVs and Side by Sides.  Annual or Day Permits are required in order to ride these trails. Annual permits are good for one year from purchase, not calendar year like other ATV trail systems.  And all off-road trails allow mountain bikers and hikers; NO horses.  Equestrian trails are in planning and development separate from the ATV/OHV trails.

Spearhead is currently working on formal Equestrian Trails in the Heart of Appalachia Region with the first of which being developed in Scott County, Virginia. Details are below; watch for updates as the trails are developed.


Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain in Lee County outside of Pennington Gap is a 31-mile advanced level trail system that consists entirely of Blue (intermediate) and Black (Advanced) level trails.   There are no green (easy) trails on this system.  There are numerous overlooks that are a sight to behold.   Currently there isn’t much room with existing property to expand the trail in large amounts, but some small expansions are planned.  These planned expansions most likely will be single track trails for motorcycles.

Pennington Gap is a trail friendly town with restaurants, theater, and events held frequently, so check out their website ( for the latest activities. The Trailhead is located at Leeman Field, complete with a full service RV campground and offers many activities for the whole family. These include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a .58 mile walking trail, 2 children’s playgrounds, a sand box, swimming pool, baseball fields, access to the Powell River, and 3 pavilions. For more information or to rent a pavilion, please call the Town of Pennington Gap at 276-546-1177 or 276-546-1179.

Spearhead is working with the Town of Pennington Gap to identify property owners to enable us to expand the system.

Mountain View

Mountain View trail system is our “family” system that caters to everyone.  We have numerous miles of Green (easy) trails, Blue (intermediate) and Black (advanced) for every level of riders.   We also have 10 miles of single track trails for the motorcycle enthusiast.   Overall the trail has over 100 miles of trails for everyone to enjoy.   You can take a ride into the ATV friendly town of St. Paul to enjoy the restaurants, which is where the premier trailhead is located.   As of Summer 2017, Spearhead opened a second trailhead at Coeburn, expanding Mountain View’s reach and off road accessibility between the two ATV friendly towns.  The Coeburn trailhead is located on Hwy 58A Business and Dan Hall Mountain Road.

Spearhead Trails has the ability, sometime in the future, to extend the system into Dante making it a unique system connecting the Town of St. Paul, Town of Coeburn and Dante. We are working closely with Russell County on coordinating planned growth into Dante.

Coal Canyon

Coal Canyon first opened with 20 miles of Green (easy) trails for a beginner system for families to teach and learn the basics of riding.  Since then, this system boasts 120 miles and incorporates a mixture of Blue (intermediate) and Black (advanced) trails making the system appealing to all levels of riders.  This trail is also a great place to view the Elk in Virginia.  Elk are being seen daily in areas on and adjacent to the trails. In addition, Coal Canyon now connects to Spearhead’s news trails – Ridgeview, expanding the continuous riding enjoyment to over 200 miles!

Haysi’s Ridgeview

Our 5th and newest OHV trail system offers over 75 miles of a mixture of Green, Blue and Black trails and provides riders with a great experience no matter what your riding level is.   There are many overlooks along the route for riders to stop and take in the scenery. Many more miles are planned in future expansions making Dickenson County one of the largest of Spearhead Trail Systems when fully completed.  With the connection to Coal Canyon, riders can enjoy over 200 miles of off road riding. The trailhead is located near the Town of Haysi, an ATV friendly town, across from Kiwanis Park.

OP – Original Pocahontas

The Original Pocahontas system lies right against the border of West Virginia in Tazewell County.  This system offers a variety of trails of all levels for every type of rider.   There are currently over 67 miles of trail currently open with more in the works.  The OP is a deep woods system that twists and winds through the mountains.  Spearhead is currently working with partners in Kentucky and hope to connect to the Hatfield & McCoy system in 2018. Stay tuned for more on that.  Early summer the Rhododendron is in bloom and makes for spectacular views.   The history of the town of Pocahontas makes for a very interesting trip.  The Exhibition Mine is a great attraction to see.


Scott County Horse Trails (Trail Name TBD)

Planning and Engineering is underway for an Equestrian Trail system near the Town of Dungannon in Scott County, VA.   The system will run from the Scott County Horse Park to the Town of Dungannon. This system will be unique due to the proximity of the Clinch River.  With close coordination with Dungannon, this system plans on offering day stables for riders to visit the town, points of interest along the river and just take in the history of the area.   Plans are for this project to be completed late 2017/early 2018.

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