Multi-use recreational trails in the Southwest Regional Recreation Area
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Trail Overview

Opened April 2017, Haysi’s Ridgeview trail system is a combination of tree-lined trails and wide open ridge riding with plenty of spectacular viewscapes. Initially, there are 78 miles of multi-use trails on 2650 acres with a good mix of Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert routes, with more on the horizon. The trailhead is conveniently located just outside the ATV-friendly Town of Haysi adjacent to Kiwanis Park.  There’s ample parking at the trailhead for trucks with trailers.

Please note: We consider this trail system to be “multi-use” and open to dirt bikes, mountain bikes and hikers. However, horses are not allowed on the Ridgeview system. Separate equestrian trails are being developed that will connect to Breaks Interstate Park. Those trails are scheduled to open later this year.

Of course, it’s always important to ride safely, wear a helmet, and obey ALL the trail rules.


Lodging On Trailhead Or Connector

Breaks Interstate Park

627 Commission Cir
Breaks, VA 24607



Roho’s Southern Hospitality – Haysi

600 Lazarus Branch Rd.
Haysi, VA 24256



Spring Branch Farm – Haysi

1318 Lazarus Branch Rd.
Haysi, VA 24256



The Red Caboose Inn – Haysi

157 Bartley Street
Haysi, Virginia 24256



Thunder River Campground – Haysi

1558 Splashdam Road
Haysi, Virginia 24256



Nearby Lodging

Bluegill R & R
214 Ridge Crest Tr Pk
Clintwood, VA 24228
Misty Mountain Cabin
5284 Dickenson Hwy
Clintwood, VA 24228
R. Stanley Museum Lodging
249 Dickenson Hwy
Clintwood, VA 24228
Sleep Inn & Suites
5625 Dickenson Hwy
Clintwood, VA 24228
Abner’s Gap B & B
8414 Sandlick Rd
Haysi, Virginia 24256
Cranesnest, Lower Twin
& Pound River Campgrounds

192 White Water Rd
Haysi, VA 24256

Number of Ridgeview trails by difficulty

  • Easy 11 Trails
  • Moderate 28 Trails
  • Hard 12 Trails


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General Rules for all Motorized Trail Users
  • Permits Are Required for Driver and Passengers
  • Helmets are required for Persons riding in/on Motorized Vehicles Except Jeep/4x4
  • Stay on Marked Trails
  • Only Enter and Exit the Trail System Thru Trailhead or Community Connector
  • Ride at Reasonable Speed for Conditions
  • Do Not Litter – Practice Pack It In/Pack It Out
  • No Camping or Fires on Trails
  • System is open from Sunrise to Sunset
  • Stop When Signaled
  • Obey all Signs, Gates & Barriers
  • Adult Supervision is required if under the age of 18
  • No Fireworks or Firearms
  • No Drugs or Alcohol
Jeep/4x4 Rules
  • Driver and Passengers are encouraged to wear Helmets
  • All Jeeps and 4x4 vehicles that are tagged and street legal will be permitted on Jeep Trails.
  • Any non-tagged vehicle that isn’t classified as an ATV, Side by Side, UTV, Adventure Bike, Dirt Bike or Dual Sport Bike IS NOT permitted on trail
  • Driver and Passengers must be in a manufacturer approved seat with seatbelt fastened
  • No Riders in the Bed of Trucks
  • Riders are responsible for removing damaged vehicles from the trails.
  • Riders are responsible for containment and cleanup of any spilt fluids or glass
  • For Safety Riders are encouraged to ride in groups of two or more
  • Bring Necessary Equipment to help in the event of vehicle getting stuck

Trail Map

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