Burning Rock Off-Road Park

Spanning nearly 8,000 acres of lush Southern West Virginia forest, Burning Rock Off-Road Park offers 100 miles of total trails. Each trail is uniquely different offering something for every skill level. From single track to double track and beyond, the park truly has a variety of terrain for your riding pleasure.

Dirt bikes, ATV and UTV’s are welcome at Burning Rock.

For your convenience, the trails are open 365 days a year. Only a short drive from the McKinney Mountain Exit of the Coalfield Expressway, the trailhead amenities include: on-site parking, permit & souvenir sales, restrooms, gas pumps and an ATV power washer.

The ATV club associated with Burning Rock gives local enthusiasts an opportunity to participate in the development and operation of the ATV Park. All ATV club members will receive a discounted trail pass and will be enrolled in an ATV rewards program.

Address
Box 1189, Sophia, 25921, West Virginia
Contact
Bryan Helmer
Telephone
(304) 683-9240
E-mail
Land
Private
Trail Miles
100
Acres
8,000
Vehicles
ATV, Dirt Bike, UTV
Terrain
General Trail
Skill Level
Easy, Intermediate, Experienced
Amenities
Camping, Rentals, Service
Special Amenities
Burning Rock Off-Road Park places the safety of trail users and the quality of experience of the trail system as top priorities. In order to maintain an acceptable standard of safety and an acceptable quality of experience for its visitors, Burning Rock Off-Road Park has determined that Vendors who provide tours and/or rent ATV’s or other vehicles for use on the trail system must meet a minimum standard of service.

Business’s not adhering to the vendor service regulations will lose their rights conduct any part of their business within the boundaries of Burning Rock Off-Road Park and will not be permitted to advertise on the Burning Rock Off Road Park web site.

In the instance of ATV Rentals and Tours, the provider must price this service at a level that will allow for the continued upkeep of vehicles and safety devices, as well as liability insurance, adequate payment of trained tour guides, training for tour guides, training for customers, trail passes for customers, outfitting gear for customers, adequate replacement equipment, emergency retrieval equipment, first aid equipment and training (of guides), general maintenance of transportation equipment, fuel, and the rental of a dedicated parking and take out area for the ATV rental vendor. While the various vendors need to be competitive, the competition should not be permitted to have a detrimental effect on the above mentioned items.

Burning Rock Off-Road Park has conducted interviews of the existing vendors who service the Hatfield McCoy Trail System and has established a price guide sheet for all certified vendors. All Certified Vendors are required to charge the minimum amount established by Burning Rock without any deductions for any circumstance. Other amenities such as lunches, camping fees, etc., must be added to the minimum price. Please refer to Exhibit One – Price List.

Only Certified ATV vendors will have access to the single-day and the seven-day permit that will be sold only to vendor’s guest. These permits will be issued in the form of wrist bands. Vendors wishing to provide guided rides must have their employees show the following qualifications:

• ATV Safety Institute Training
• CPR Certification
• Knowledge of the trail system
• Minimum of 18 years of age with a valid drivers license

Guide machines must be equipped with the following gear:

• 400cc
• Winch
• Wheel Chocks
• 50 Foot Tow Rope
• 1st Aid Kit
• Fire Extinguisher
• Radio Communication
• GPS Locator

Guided tours will have a least 1 guide for each group of 8 people; if riders under 16 years of age are present, 2 guides will be required. Tours larger than eight will be required to have one guide for every six riders.

Each rental vehicle must be inspected and found in compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations every time prior to being rented for use. Inspection records must be made available at the trail head prior to each use. Each rental vehicle must be sized to fit the age group recommended by the manufacturer. A safety training program must be established to be given and completed by each of its customers. The program must meet minimum standards established by the ATV safety institute.

It is recommended but not required that individually rented ATV’s be equipped with a radio communication device.

Only Certified Vendors will have the opportunity to purchase a $20 permit on a single day and a $35 permit for multiple days up to seven. Certified Vendors will be permitted to have a designated parking and staging area for their business for an additional charge of $5 per vehicle rented. Vendor permits will be in the form of color coded wrist bands.

Vendors may apply for certification by contacting helmer@burningrockwv.com. The application requires that the vendor have all of the training and inspection programs in place and pay a one time fee of $250. Only Certified Vendors will be permitted to purchase advertising links on the Burning Rock-Off Road Park Web Page.



The trailhead is located within fifteen minutes of Beckley, WV (the unofficial “Capital of Southern West Virginia”). There are a variety of hotels and restaurants available to suit nearly everyone’s taste. Beckley has more than 1,600 hotel rooms.
Hours
Open 365 days a year
Directions
From I-77 South GO TOWARD BECKLEY WV
Take exit #42/ROBERT C BYRD DR/MABSCOTT (WV-97) onto ROBERT C BYRD DR(WV-16 S) toward SOPHIA (WV-97 W)/MULLENS - go 3.9 mi
Merge left onto the Coalfield EXPY (WV-121) by following the yellow “Local Traffic Only” Signs
Continue on COALFIELDS EXPY(WV-121) following the “Local Traffic only Signs go 3.0 mi
Turn Left on MCKINNEY MOUNTAIN RD(CR-12/12) - go 0.9 mi
Turn Right on THE COAL HERITAGE TRL(WV-16) - go approximately .5 mi
The BURNING ROCK OFF-ROAD PARK WILL BE on the LEFT

From I-77 North GO TOWARD BECKLEY WV
Merge onto I-64 W (Toll applies) - go 2.3 mi
Take exit #42/ROBERT C BYRD DR/MABSCOTT (WV-97) onto ROBERT C BYRD DR(WV-16 S) toward SOPHIA (WV-97 W)/MULLENS - go 3.8 mi
Merge left onto the COALFIELDS EXPY(WV-121) by following the yellow “Local Traffic Only” Signs
Continue on COALFIELDS EXPY(WV-121) following the “Local Traffic only Signs go 3.0 mi
Turn Left on MCKINNEY MOUNTAIN RD(CR-12/12) - go 0.9 mi
Turn Right on THE COAL HERITAGE TRL(WV-16) - go approximately .5 mi
The BURNING ROCK OFF-ROAD PARK WILL BE on the LEFT

FROM I-64 WEST GO TOWARD BECKLEY WV
Take exit #42/ROBERT C BYRD DR/MABSCOTT (WV-97) onto ROBERT C BYRD DR(WV-16 S) toward SOPHIA (WV-97 W)/MULLENS - go 3.8 mi
Merge left onto the Coalfield EXPY (WV-121) by following the yellow “Local Traffic Only” Signs
Continue on COALFIELDS EXPY(WV-121) following the “Local Traffic only Signs go 3.0 mi
Turn Left on MCKINNEY MOUNTAIN RD(CR-12/12) - go 0.9 mi
Turn Right on THE COAL HERITAGE TRL(WV-16) - go approximately .5 mi
The BURNING ROCK OFF-ROAD PARK WILL BE on the LEFT
Riding Requirements
Obey all user rules

All trail users must have a valid Burning Rock Off-Road Park Permit

All trail users must wear a DOT, SNELL or other approved helmet and protective eye gear.

No passengers on any ATV unless the ATV is manufactured for the driver and one passenger.

No Vehicle over fifty (50) inches in width is allowed on the trail with the exception of the following machines: Kawasaki Mule, Kawasaki Teryx, Kubota RTV, Polaris Ranger, Polaris Razor, Yamaha Rhino, and Arctic Cat Prowler. (See also, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SIDE BY SIDE UTILITY VEHICLES).

Go Carts will be permitted if under 50 inches in width with an engine no bigger the 300 cc. Go Carts must have a full body restraint harness, and unaltered roll cage.

No alcoholic beverages may be consumed or carried.

Obey all signs, gates, and barriers.

Only enter and exit the trail system at a trailhead or town connector.

Do not enter a no trail, no entry, or gated area.

Drive or ride at a speed reasonable for conditions.

No person shall drive an ATV unless that person meets the minimum age recommendation specified by the ATV manufacturer for the ATV that is being driven.

Motorcycles and ATV's must have a properly functioning muffler and USFS approved spark arrestor.

Stop when signaled by trail personnel.

Carry photo identification at all times.

Adult supervision is required for those under age 16.

Do not litter.

Display user permit on your person at all times.

Trail system is open from sunrise to sunset 365 days a year.

Special Requirements For Side By Side Utility Vehicles

Side by side utility vehicles have been approved by Burning Rock Off-Road Park for use upon the trail system, shall be subject to all of the safety rules and regulations of the park, and shall follow the safety rules specifically applying to side by side utility vehicles.

Side by side utility vehicles shall only be operated on green and blue trails.

All manufacturer installed seat belts shall be in good working order.

The number of passengers carried on a side by side utility vehicle shall be limited by the number of manufacturer seat belts.

All participants must abide by all of the manufacturer's requirements regarding age and size of operators and passengers.

No passenger that is too small to reach and hold any manufacturer installed handgrip shall be allowed on a side by side utility vehicle.

Operation of a side by side utility vehicle is prohibited by anyone under sixteen (16) years of age.

Any operator of a side by side utility vehicle must possess a valid driver's license.

The driver and any passenger of a side by side utility vehicle must wear seat belts at all times.

The driver and passengers of a side by side utility vehicle shall keep their hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the vehicle at all times during operation.

The side by side machines approved to be operated on the Burning Rock Off-Road Park are as follows:

* Arctic Cat Prowler
* Kawasaki Mule
* Kawasaki Teryx
* Kubota RTV
* Polaris Ranger
* Polaris Razor
* Suzuki QUV
* Yamaha Rhino
Dealer Brands