Exploring the Hatfield and McCoy Trail System with Kawasaki

Everyone has heard of the most famous family feud in history. Hatfield vs McCoy. William Anderson, better known as “Devil Anse” ran the Hatfield family, while Randolph McCoy ran the McCoy family. The families feuded for decades on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky in the Tug Fork area of the Big Sandy River. The feud resulted in dozens of the family members on both sides getting killed or locked up in jail. Today there is still much speculation as to the original reason for the feud. Over the years, there has been plenty of media coverage surrounding this famous feud, including a mini-series that was produced for the History Channel.

The feud also has also brought much needed to tourism to small towns in West Virginia and Kentucky. This is where our adventure begins. A multi-county OHV trail system was formed in the early 2000’s known as the Hatfield-McCoy trails. The trails run through the same areas the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s traveled through and had their famous feuds. The Hatfield-McCoy trail system expands 700+ miles with breath taking mountain views. The trails connect many small towns throughout West Virginia, welcoming OHV enthusiasts to stop into their local businesses.

Kawasaki provided us with the new 2020 Teryx KRX-1000 to explore the Rock House trail located in Man, West Virginia. The Rock House trail has various difficulty levels, making it perfect for riders of every experience. There are hill climbs and obstacles for the more experienced rider. The trail also provides plenty of picturesque views in the hills of West Virginia.

Kawasaki’s 2020 Teryx KRX-1000 is designed to tackle any terrain and a perfect side-by-side vehicle for the Hatfield-McCoy trail system. You’ll find everything from mud puddles to blast through to rocky hill climbs. Throttle response on the KRX-1000 is immediate, getting us up to speed on the trails quickly. One of our favorite features on the KRX 1000 is the automatic engine braking, smoothly gliding us down the trail’s steep hills. The Kawasaki Teryx KRX-1000 comes with FOX 2.5 Podium shocks that keep us comfortable while blasting through the ever-changing terrain.

If you are looking for an adventure, we recommend check out the Hatfield-McCoy trail system. The trails are open year-round. (you may want to keep an eye on the weather during your visit.) There are fees to use the trail system. A resident or non-resident permit can be purchased at each trailhead and is valid for a calendar year. The permit is good for any trail within the Hatfield-McCoy trail system.

Photos: Kawasaki

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