Hatfield McCoy Trails helping Wyoming County’s economy flourish

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MULLENS, WV (WVNS) The beautiful Mountain State is home to the Hatfield McCoy Trails, a trail system of over 700 miles of ATV trails. Trails range from beautiful mountain views of Pinnacle Creek to tights and twisting trails of Bearwallow.

One of the many trail heads is right here in Mullens in Wyoming County. Wyoming County Commission President Jason Mullins said this trail is helping bring in man tourist to visit Southern West Virginia.

“We are seeing an influx of riders from all over the country coming to West Virginia, and they are here as tourist,” Mullins said “They come and spend a week at a time, they come ride. they stay here, they spend their money here. And it’s an exciting time to be apart of this.”

Mullins said he is hopeful that Oceana will soon have a trail head in their area.

“The trail system is planned and ready to go and actually funded in Oceana for the trail system to open up there,” Mullins said. “We are waiting on another signature from a land company to get Oceana on board. That is going to put every municipality in Wyoming County with the Hatfield McCoy Trail system.”

He said since the trail system opened in Mullens the economy has grown.

“New businesses are opening up on a regular basis,” Mullins said. “There have been several this year, this riding season that have already opened up. And this gives young people an opportunity in the restaurants to work.”

He also said once the Coalfield Expressway construction is completed, he is hopeful that will bring even more people into not only Mullens but Wyoming County as a whole.

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