A new trail system connecting the Little Coal trail in Boone County to the new Ivy Branch trail will be open soon, according to officials with the Hatfield-McCoy Trails.
“Only a river seperates Boone County [home of the Little Coal system] and Lincoln County so we are getting an engineer to design us a beautiful bridge to connect Little Coal to Ivy Ridge,” said John Fekete, Hatfield-McCoy Trails Deputy Director. “This is gonna be a very big deal for us and our riders will love it.”
The big news of this newest addition to the HMT Family, the Ivy Branch Trail System, is getting ready to launch this summer.
Officials said the new system is unique to Hatfield-McCoy because it will be the first system op to full size 4x4 vehicles.
Located in Lincoln County, adjacent to the current Little Coal River System, Ivy Branch will open with approximately 75 miles of trails.
Full size 4x4 features include special trails and rock crawling areas. Other trails will be open to UTVs, ATVs, and Dirt Bikes as well, officials said.
“Plans to construct a 4x4 riding area have been in the works since the inception of the trail system and we’re very excited to be able to finally offer a trail to the full-size 4x4 market.,” said Hatfield-McCoy Marketing Director Mike Pinkerton.
Despite this big news, the future of the system is already being planned, Pinkerton added.
The “Grand Opening” of the system is currently scheduled for July 15th, 2013. There will be more updates and news as the opening dates gets closer.