New off-road trail system now open at Cabwaylingo State Forest, 15% cabin discount available to visitors with a 2021 Hatfield McCoy trail use permit

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

DUNLOW, W.VA. — To celebrate the opening of an 80-mile, off-road trail system at Cabwaylingo State Forest, West Virginia State Parks is offering a 15 percent discount on cabins at nearby parks.

The new trail system, created in partnership with the Hatfield McCoy Trail Authority, accommodates ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles. The discount is available on cabins at Cabwaylingo State Forest, as well as Chief Logan and Twin Falls Resort state parks to visitors with a 2021 Hatfield McCcoy trail use permit. 

Permit holders can book online at and use offer code HMTRAILS at checkout. Find details at

“Riding along this trail system and rolling along scenic, ridgetop views and down into deep hollows is exhilarating,” said Matt Yeager, a district administrator for the state parks system. “Folks are in for a treat because you really are getting out in the wild and seeing views of the forest that you probably never would have seen before.”

The new trail system includes the following:

  • 62 miles of trails (Easy to Difficult)
  • Two miles of dirt bike-only single track trails
  • 10 miles of new equestrian only trails near Spruce Creek Campground
  • More than 10 miles of new hiking-only trails

A map of the trail system can be found here.

The trail system was made possible by legislation that allowed the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to develop an off-road trail system at Cabwaylingo State Forest. The program was approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jim Justice in 2018.

In addition to the new trail system, Cabwaylingo also has newly renovated log cabins and campsites.

“It’s a great place for family and friends to come and enjoy our beautiful forest,” said Yeager. “Riding the new trail system, fishing and hunting in season will make for some great memories.”

Cabwaylingo State Forest is located on 8,123 heavily forested acres in the heart of southern West Virginia in Wayne County. Accommodations include log cabins, two campgrounds, a group camp complex and picnic areas.

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