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Trail Safety Rules

Hatfield-McCoy Trails Safety

Hatfield-McCoy Trail Rules and Regulations

General Rules

1. User permit required for all drivers and passengers
2. Everyone must wear a DOT or Snell approved helmet and eye protection
3. All operators and passengers must meet manufacturer’s minimum age and size requirements
4. No one under the age of 6 is allowed on the trails under any circumstances
5. Any operator or passenger under the age of 16 must be under the direct
supervision and within eyesight of their parent or guardian at all times
6. Obey all signs, gates and barriers, stay on marked trails
7. Trails only open during daylight hours
8. No littering, No camping, No fires
9. No alcohol may be consumed or possessed
10. No glass containers of any kind
11. Be aware of oncoming traffic, particularly in blind curves and hills
12. No competitions of speed, endurance or climbing
ability allowed at any time without a special use permit
13. Operate at reasonable speeds and under control at all times
14. All machines must be equipped with a properly
functioning muffler and USFS approved spark arrestor

UTV-Specific Rules

The driver and passengers of a UTV must:

1. Wear helmets (DOT or SNELL approved)
2. Wear seat belts at all times; the number of passengers
is limited to the number of factory installed seat belts.
3. Keep their hands, arms, feet, head and legs inside the vehicle at all times during operation.
4. No booster seats or car seats are allowed
5. Possess a valid owner’s manual for the machine being
operated that is able to be produced upon request.
6. Stay on designated trails. UTVs are permitted on easiest,
more difficult, and select most difficult trails (signed accordingly).
7. UTVs must be equipped with a steering wheel and low pressure tires.

Be sure to get your copy of The Hatfield-McCoy Trail Map and Riding Permits.

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