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The Original Pocahontas

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Trail Overview


Spearhead Trails’ Original Pocahontas (OP) OHV trail system is located near the historic town of Pocahontas, Virginia in Tazewell County.  The OP trail provides visitors with an exciting “deep woods” experience along with relaxing rest stops and stunning vistas.  With 94 miles of trail currently open on 2100 acres, the OP offers a fun day of riding through one of Virginia’s most beautiful regions. Approximately 10 miles of single track recently opened!  The OP has two trailheads.  One is located in the town of Pocahontas near the town park and offers a small parking lot and access to town via ATV-Friendly roads.  The other trailhead is a few miles outside of town at Boissevain Park and offers a large parking lot, bathrooms, a shelter and access to fuel and food.

The ATV- Friendly town of Pocahontas was named for the Algonquian Indian woman Pocahontas.  The town owns an operates the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum, a National Historic Landmark and Virginia’s official “coal heritage zone.”   The “show mine”  as many locals call it, features tours from retired coal miners into the real mine that served as the birthplace of the world-famous Pocahontas #3 coal that heated homes across the United States and was the chosen fuel of the United States Navy.  The exhibition mine, open from April–August annually, features a 13-foot-tall coal seam.  There is also a museum and education center located in the mine’s former powerhouse.

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 OP system.


Lodging On Trailhead Or Connector

Trailhead ATV Resort – Bluefield

465 Miners Park Lane
Bluefield, VA 24605



Real McCoy Cabins – Pocahontas

156 Wood Smoke Way
Pocahontas, VA 24635



Nearby Lodging

 Comfort Inn
38769 Gov G C Peery Hwy
Bluefield, VA 24605
 Katy’s Kottages
550 Williams St
Bluefield, VA 24605
 Parsonage Guest House
7322 Burkes Garden Rd
Tazewell, VA 24651
 Timberline Lodge
12058 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
 Holiday Inn Express
180 Clay Dr
Pounding Mill, VA 24637
 Super 8 Motel
12367 Gov G C Peery Hwy
Pounding Mill, VA 24637
 Cuz’s Cabins
15746 Gov G C Peery Hwy
Pounding Mill, VA 24637
 Journey Cabin on CR Farms
630 Estates Dr
Pounding Mill, VA 24637
 Cavitt’s Creek Campground
750 Recreation Dr,
North Tazewell, VA 24630
 Fincastle Motor Inn
1690 Fincastle Turnpike
Tazewell, VA 24651
 Foxtail Orchards Cabins/Camping
148 Macky Lane
Tazewell, VA 24651
 Swan Cottage
522 Thompson St
Tazewell, VA 24651
 The Cottage at Crab Orchard
3663 Crab Orchard Rd
Tazewell, VA 24651

Number of The Original Pocahontas trails by difficulty

  • Easy 25 Trails
  • Moderate 27 Trails
  • Hard 13 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

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