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  • Tuesday, May 5th, 2020


    Spearhead Trails realizes the needs for our trails in order to allow people to engage in outdoor activity to exercise and enjoy the natural beauty around them by hiking, biking, bird or elk watching or riding your ATV/UTV. The Governor’s orders allow¬†this but maintains that users practice strict social distancing by staying 6 feet apart […]

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

    All Trails closed effective April 5, 2020 – June 10, 2020

    After much consideration, we have decided that all Spearhead Trails will be closed end of day April 5th, 2020. The closure will be in effect until June 10, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time. Understand that this closure is being done with the best interest and well-being of our Riders, Employees, Retailers and […]

  • Monday, March 30th, 2020

    The Original Pocahontas (OP) Trail Closed for 30 days Beginning March 30, 2020.

    Dear Riders: After talking with local stake holders Spearhead Trails has decided to close down the entire Original Pocahontas System beginning Monday March 30th 2020 for a period of at least 30 days. This does not impact our other trail systems. We encourage all riders who visit our system to exercise caution with social distancing […]

  • Thursday, March 26th, 2020

    Social Distancing & Spearhead Trail’s Challenge

    Spearhead Challenge To Our Riders – Social Distancing of 12 Feet on our Trails!! Our trails are open for our riders but we are challenging you to double the standards set by our Governor and stay at least 12 feet away from other riders. We have approximately 600 miles of trails that allow riders to […]

  • Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

    January 29, 2020 – UVA Wise Students Visit Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure Center

    UVA Wise Students in professor Shankar Naskar’s Foundations in Entrepreneurship class visited Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure to learn about their entrepreneurial journey and how they can start their own businesses.

  • Saturday, July 27th, 2019

    July 27, 2019 – Russell Fork Multi-Use Trail Opens

    Spearheads Russell Fork Trail – Our non-motorized Russell Fork Trail! This trail is over 15 miles and connects from Haysi, VA to the Breaks Interstate Park. It includes several loops for shorter horseback rides, hikes, or mountain bike rides. This is just the first phase with another phase scheduled to open next year!

  • Saturday, November 18th, 2017

    Win a Coal Canyon ATV Weekend Adventure Getaway

    Win an Off-Road Family Adventure Getaway at Spearhead Trails in beautiful Southwest Virginia. Spearhead Trails is giving away a total of 4 off-road family adventure getaway packages between December 2017 and March 2018. Winning recipients will enjoy two nights cabin accommodation at the Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure resort, which is located adjacent to the Coal […]

  • Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

    Stone Mountain – Free Ride Day

    Folks, this is the last Spearhead Trails FREE RIDE DAY of the year! Stone Mountain only, register 9am-2pm Saturday, November 18 at the trailhead in Leeman Field Park. Discounted Annual Permits will also be available. Watch for more event details to come

  • Monday, September 11th, 2017

    Enter To Win!

    Have you visited one or more Spearhead Trails in the last couple of years? If so, we need your feedback. Those who complete a survey within the next 7 days will be entered into a drawing for a FREE ANNUAL PERMIT AND A 2-NIGHT CABIN STAY! Please go to this link and take the short […]

  • Monday, April 17th, 2017

    New Ridgeview Trail Open in Haysi

    From WCYB: 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 will have 60 miles to explore at opening and more […]