Hatfield-McCoy trails to reopen ahead of Memorial Day


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The Governor announced the Hatfield-McCoy trails will reopen on May 21 ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The following guidelines will be enforced. Those who are not complying with this will be asked to leave.

  • Riders are encouraged to wear face masks or shields while stopped. All riders must wear a helmet when riding
  • Self screening – Riders are encouraged to self screen for COVID-19
  • Temperature checks – Riders are encouraged to take their temperature prior to arriving at the trails. If their temperature is over 100 degrees, the riders are not permitted to enter the trails.
  • Sick riders – Any rider or visitor who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms must leave the trails immediately and seek medical care and/or COVID-19 testing.
  • Limit groups – Riders are prohibited from congregating on the trails.
  • Physical Distancing – Practice proper social distancing, minimum of six feet where practical and safe to do so.
  • Shared vehicles – Riders are discouraged from sharing a UTV, ATV or Off-Road dirt bikes with anyone who is outside their immediate group or party.
  • Shared equipment – Riders are discouraged from sharing safety equipment or masks.

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