WCYB Reporter Olivia Bailey Said it Best: "Southwest Virginia is re-inventing itself as a tourism destination as the decline in coal operations has affected jobs and revenue in the region. The creation of an ATV trail system is leading the charge for those initiatives in several counties.
The Ridgeview Trail had 60 miles to explore at when it opened on April 8, 2017 and now has 78 miles over 2,650 acres with a balanced number of beginners, intermediate, and expert opportunities. Haysi always welcomes guests and riders to ATV friendly town. The Town of Haysi does allow riders to travel by ATV through town limits for shopping, fuel and restaurants to re-energize for the to explore the mountains with abundant wildlife and a diverse riding experience with beautiful scenic overlooks, ridge runs and shaded deep woods.
Ridgeview connects to our Coal Canyon Trail giving riders about 200 miles of trial connecting the ATV friendly towns of Haysi & Grundy and a trail that leads you into the awe inspiring beautiful Breaks Interstate Park. Breaks Interstate Park provides additional adventures that range from swimming, camping, hiking, zip lines, rafting and horseback riding. This makes Ridgeview trail the perfect family adventure.
After riding the trails, make sure you stop at one of the many restaurants in the county to eat. From Haysi to Clintwood and all the way in between, you will find something exciting to do. DIckenson County has Birch Knob Observation Tower, John W. Flannagan Dam & Reservoir, Jettie Baker Center, Virginia Scenic Russell Fork River, Ralph Stanley Museum and many other options. You family will not have a problem staying busy during your visit.