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Herdfan, you just got me super pumped. My kids faces would light up if we can pull that off and see the horses.....especially feed them. Ill give it a try! Awesome info guys, I really appreciate it. I hate going to a trail system blind. With limited time, its always good to know what to see and check out!!
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Herdfan, you just got me super pumped. My kids faces would light up if we can pull that off and see the horses.....especially feed them. Ill give it a try! Awesome info guys, I really appreciate it. I hate going to a trail system blind. With limited time, its always good to know what to see and check out!!
Don't tell them. Let them be surprised.

Seriously, the horses are very tame, but they are wild animals. I have not heard of anyone getting kicked by them, but it is always a possibility. Plus they are pushy and will stick their noses into your cooler if they think that's where the food is. Once we see them, we stop and get all the apples cut up and ready so we aren't trying to do that with one of them sticking it head over our shoulders.

Maybe this little guy as grown up. He was about 3 weeks old in this pic last August.
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We are staying in the town of Man, WV at the northern part of RH trails. I have it all mapped out to get to the southern part past Gilbert, but have no idea how many miles each trail is. Would it be smarter for us to trailer our RZR to somewhere in Gilbert? Or is the trip from Man to Gilbert not too far for a day of riding?
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My son has been riding with me since about 3. The trails we usually go to are very similar to HMT so I'm not concerned about it being to rough for him.

That being said, get yourself a tablet loaded with bobt maps. I rode there for the very first time last year and with the maps I was able to know exactly where we were going. It felt like I had ridden there several times already. I would just "plan" out a trip in the morning so I knew ahead of time which turns I wanted to take. He even has all the outlaw trails marked. We did about 50/50 on official and outlaw trails throughout Indian Ridge, Pinnacle Creek, and Pocohontas.

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We are staying in the town of Man, WV at the northern part of RH trails. I have it all mapped out to get to the southern part past Gilbert, but have no idea how many miles each trail is. Would it be smarter for us to trailer our RZR to somewhere in Gilbert? Or is the trip from Man to Gilbert not too far for a day of riding?
you can be in gilbert from man in a hour + or - if you take the shortest route, but your a for sure going to want to check out the rockhouse on trail 40 tho! Take some paint and put your name up there ours is on the pipe lol. The horses and outlaw trails are 10 mins from gilbert and if you trailer to Gilbert there is not a trail head parking lot to park. We will be there in 3 weeks my son and I are ready to go now tho!
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If you want to do outlaw trails with a guide (since its your first time). Call Jay Bailey with Hillbilly heaven Trailguide (681) 220-2111 not sure what he would charge if its only a few of you. But he told us to call him anytime and even if it was just singles he would still take us. Only$25 a car for the whole day. Some of us wanted to go see the horses but with a large group of stop and go-ers he said wed never make it from wagon wheel. It was over 100 miles one way the trails he was going to take us.

I cant recommend jay enough. He took us to the tunnels in Sophia one day and then about 120 miles the next. Awesome guy.


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If you want to do outlaw trails with a guide (since its your first time). Call Jay Bailey with Hillbilly heaven Trailguide (681) 220-2111 not sure what he would charge if its only a few of you. But he told us to call him anytime and even if it was just singles he would still take us. Only$25 a car for the whole day. Some of us wanted to go see the horses but with a large group of stop and go-ers he said wed never make it from wagon wheel. It was over 100 miles one way the trails he was going to take us.

I cant recommend jay enough. He took us to the tunnels in Sophia one day and then about 120 miles the next. Awesome guy.


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If by chance the DNR or an officer kicks us out and wont let us ride because of our 2 kids...than I will definitely be giving him a call. Thanks for this info!
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We are staying in the town of Man, WV at the northern part of RH trails. I have it all mapped out to get to the southern part past Gilbert, but have no idea how many miles each trail is. Would it be smarter for us to trailer our RZR to somewhere in Gilbert? Or is the trip from Man to Gilbert not too far for a day of riding?
you can be in gilbert from man in a hour + or - if you take the shortest route, but your a for sure going to want to check out the rockhouse on trail 40 tho! Take some paint and put your name up there ours is on the pipe lol. The horses and outlaw trails are 10 mins from gilbert and if you trailer to Gilbert there is not a trail head parking lot to park. We will be there in 3 weeks my son and I are ready to go now tho!
I was looking into trail 40... It is a black trail. We are good riders, but I don't usually do anything other than Magenta, Green, & Blue trails when my kids are with me. Is 40 a "true" black trail? Or is it pretty easy to navigate?
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No need for a guide if it's your first time there.
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you can be in gilbert from man in a hour + or - if you take the shortest route, but your a for sure going to want to check out the rockhouse on trail 40 tho! Take some paint and put your name up there ours is on the pipe lol. The horses and outlaw trails are 10 mins from gilbert and if you trailer to Gilbert there is not a trail head parking lot to park. We will be there in 3 weeks my son and I are ready to go now tho!
I was looking into trail 40... It is a black trail. We are good riders, but I don't usually do anything other than Magenta, Green, & Blue trails when my kids are with me. Is 40 a "true" black trail? Or is it pretty easy to navigate?
no it should be blue IMO it was rough at one time and they must have fixed it I was bummed because I was looking forward to the roughness from the first time I hit it
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Thanks alot for the info guys. We are going this weekend...and riding Sat & Sun. I have a Lifetime tablet with all of the trails. I wander if the outlaw trails are on the preloaded lifetime maps? I'd love to find some waterfalls, creeks, and coal mines to check out....and the Hatfield cemetary would be really cool too!
I will be going down in 3 weeks with my son,"GIRLFRIEND", mom and her bf so let us know how it goes with everything !
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no it should be blue IMO it was rough at one time and they must have fixed it I was bummed because I was looking forward to the roughness from the first time I hit it
I agree with @Impact344 , it should not be a black. Maybe if you are on a 2WD ATV, but certainly not in a SXS. Coming up from the 23/29 intersection there are 2 decent hill climbs, but straight and nothing off-camber. Coming up from 16/18/50 intersection is easier.

However, that only applies to 40. Trails 32 & 97 are no joke.
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Re: RockHouse Hatfield McCoy. Best Trails? Kid friendly?

Rockhouse trail system was a good ride. We hung out at the big waterfall on trail 33...the coal mine on 33...and found one wild horse off of Right fork of Ben's creek road. We tried going to Rock formation on trail 40...but we went 23 to 40 and the 1st big hill was really gravelly and loose. Scared my wife a little bit so we turned around and didn't get to see it. We are thinking about checking out Devils Anvil or Buffalo Mountain next time, but it was a good time. I'll post some pics tomorrow and thanks for all of the info!
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