Bluefield, Community Guide 2018 - Page 75

Even at our current size, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System is the second largest recreational vehicle trail system in the country, second only to Pauite ATV Trail in Utah. It has been estimated that the riders of our trails spend about $10 million for lodging, permits, meals, repairs, fuel and other related activities annually. It is the primary goal of the trail to create a tourism industry in Southern West Virginia. 87% of the riders on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail are from out of state. Despite its short lifespan, the Hatfield- McCoy Trail System has received several national recognitions for excellence in its facilities and activities. This includes being chosen as one of the very few National Recreation trails designated by the U.S Department of the Interior. 24 | Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce