Coal Country Off-Road Festival – Reviews, pictures, and an awesome video!

October 14th, 2014

Well we wanted to let everyone know, if you go to our Facebook page album you can check out hundreds of pictures sent to us by tons of people from the Coal Country-Off Road Festival. We were amazed at how many folks sent pictures…we really appreciate it! Looking through them is a great way to relive a wonderful weekend for those who came, and give those who were unable to come a view of what they missed!

Also, thanks to the group who came all the way from Mobile, Alabama for making a great video showcasing the fun they had up here in Kentucky. Check it out below!

Also, we wanted to say thanks to the tons of emails and comments we got telling us about what a great time they had at the event. Check out some of the reviews below:

Pam and Butch Ritchie (Guston, KY) – We had a great time. We rode the Haunted Ride this year for the first time, and wanted to thank you for putting this event on. We loved it! Also a big shout out to the Fire Department, EMT’s, and Police Department, and the vendors! This makes our second year, and we’re looking forward to next year’s event already!

John Crowley (Mobile, Alabama) – We had a great time and are planning for next year.

Kenny Garrison (Somerset, KY) - I’ll be back again next for sure. This was the best organized one yet.

Robert Helton (Rockholds, KY) – This was the best setup you guys have done in the last three years that I have been there!!! The pottys were every where, the trash pickup, and the water truck keeping the dust down all made this weekend even better. Also the concert was better than I expected, so I say well done guys!

Michelle Whitehead (London, KY) – Y’all did a great job on the Haunted Trail Ride… Actually got a few screams from my daughter lol. Our group had a good time…

Michelle Strunk (Somerset, KY) – I think this year was one of the best. The concert was the best out of the last three years. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Casandra Sprinkles (London, KY) – Had a blast at the Coal Country Off-Road Festival this weekend!

Paula Abner Dillon (Berea, KY) – Had a great time in Pineville!

Tanya Manuel (Middlesboro, KY) – Had a wonderful time once again on the mountain!

Drew Fosiey (Lexington, KY) – Had a blast over the weekend…awesome way to spend my 33rd birthday.

Reserve your Coal Country Off Road Festival Wristband Now

August 25th, 2014

Starting today you can reserve your Coal Country Off Road Festival Wristband online or pick them up at the Old Pineville Courthouse in Pineville, KY. All online wristband purchases are will call tickets and can be picked up in the vendors area at the event or anytime at the Old Pineville Courthouse. Holders of the Coal Country Off Road Festival wristband will gain access to our annual concert featuring SUNDY BEST as well as a special VIP line to the world famous Haunted Trail that will get you onto the trail quicker!  Wristbands are just $15! Click the “Add to Cart” button below and reserve yours today!

**This is a rain or shine event and will take place regardless of the weather. All wristbands are general admission**


Coal Country 2014 – September 26-28

July 31st, 2014

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Coal Country Off-Road Festival! It will take place September 26-28 at the park. We will welcome the fall season with our signature event, the Haunted Forest ATV Ride. For music…the biggest name in Kentucky music nowadays is Prestonsburg, KY duo Sundy Best, and they will be headlining the music for the event! In addition, we will have guided ATV rides,vendor area, mud drags, inflatables for kids, and more.

Kentucky’s premier off-road event continues to grow and evolve, but as always, everything is completely free except the concert. Tickets for the concert will be $15 and will be available at the event and at the Bell County Courthouse a few weeks before the event. We hope to see friends old and new, and you can help us by spreading the word and inviting your friends!

Vision ‘14 Christian event – July 25/26

June 1st, 2014

Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park will host a Christian event on July 25 and 26. This event is being put on by Vision4Him.Org, and is aimed at sharing Christ love on a beautiful mountain setting with two days of fun filled outdoor activities. The event will include food, Christian music, inflatables for the kids, and possibly even some guided ATV rides.

Below is the quote from event organizers:

“We would like to thank you for taking the time to visit
our website and for your interest in Vision ‘14. Our event is
scheduled to begin on Friday, July 25th and conclude on
Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at the Wilderness Trail Off-Road
Park, “Bridge to Nowhere that leads to Somewhere” which
we hope willlead to the most important destination ofyour life which is salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus and ultimately eternity in Heaven! A tremendous amount of prayer, planning, work and financial contributions/donations are needed to pull off an event such as this and we fully understand the obstacles that the devil will place in our path, but also trust completely in God that if this is His will, He will provide and make a way! We encourage and invite you to get on board with us and let’s stand together as a church body, as true disciples for Christ and reach out to our youth. As Christians it is our duty to step out in faith and do everything in our power to save a lost and dying world and the only way to accomplish this is by leading them to Jesus. Without Christ, we have no hope and without people willing to sell out and give everything to the Lord, we and our youth also have no direction and certainly no Vision.<\em>

For more information visit www.Vision4Him.org

Event Schedule Run down for tomorrows Bluegrass On The Mountain Horseback Ride and Music Festival

May 16th, 2014

Hey everyone, almost time for our very first horseback trail riding event! Check out the schedule below (all times are approximate and change without notice)

10 AM – 3 PM Horseback trail ride. Leaving from event area (about 3 miles past trailhead bridge that goes across river on the right hand side of the road)
10 AM – 5 PM – Inflatables for kids
Late morning/early afternoon – we will have a food vendor or two set up. May have some folks with bags of ice as well.
Late morning/early afternoon – Lead rope pony rides for kids
4 PM – Horseshoe tournament

Music
Frank Farley and Company 3-4 PM
Southern Sun – 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Overdrive 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Pine Mountain Grass 6:45-7:45 PM
Bridge to Nowhere 8-9 PM

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Remember, for safety reasons we are asking for no motorized off-road machines of any kind on the Hances Ridge (aka Bailey Hill) side of the park this Saturday, May 17. You may ride on the Colmar side.

For maps of each side, click the MAPS link above. Remember, if you encounter horses on ANY trail, the proper etiquette is to pull off to the side of the trail, take your helmet off, turn off the machine, and allow them to pass. Thanks and lets all share the trails responsibly!

Event Flier

Remember: no motorized off-road vehicles on Hance’s Ridge side of park May 17th

May 15th, 2014

Remember, for safety reasons we are asking for no motorized off-road machines of any kind on the HANCE’S RIDGE (aka Bailey Hill) side of the park this Saturday, May 17. You may ride on the Colmar side.

For maps of each side, click the MAPS link above. Remember, if you encounter horses on ANY trail, the proper etiquette is to pull off to the side of the trail, take your helmet off, turn off the machine, and allow them to pass. Thanks and lets all share the trails responsibly!

Event Flier

Bluegrass On The Mountain Horseback Riding and Music Festival – May 17

May 9th, 2014

To all the folks out there who enjoy horseback riding, make sure to mark your calendars for next weekend! We will have our first ever horseback trail event on Saturday, May 17 at the Bluegrass On The Mountain Horseback Trail Ride and Music Festival.

The trail ride will start leave the event area (on the right hand side of the new blacktop road, about 3 miles up past the Hwy 119 Trailhead Bridge) at 10 AM. The ride will be about 20-25 miles and will return that afternoon when some great local bluegrass will start (times to be announced very shortly). Bands to play are: Southern Sun, Overdrive, Pine Mountain Grass, Crosspoint, and Bridge To Nowhere Band. Come bring a lawn chair and enjoy some great local bluegrass at one of the most scenic venues you could ask for!

There will also be inflatables for the kids from Big Adventure Inflatables, and a few food vendors as well. There will also be a horseshoe tournament as well (time to be announced soon). Best part is, everything is completely free of charge.

Since this is a horseback riding event, we want to again reiterate that we are asking for NO ATVS to be on the Hance’s Ridge Side of the park that day (side that is accessed from Hwy 119) for safety reasons. We are trying to organize a guided ATV ride that will hopefully leave from Marty’s ATV Oasis at 10 AM for those that already had plans to come down and ride four-wheelers or side by sides.

Remember that all park and event visitors of any kind fall under KRS 411.190 “Ride and/or visit property at your own risk”

Help spread the word with the flier below! Hope to see a good turn out for our first ever horseback event and hopefully we can grow this into a yearly event for all our equestrian loving friends!

Trail 25 temporarily closed due to washout

March 5th, 2014

Trail 25, which is normally a green level (least challenging) trail, is temporarily closed due to a washout which has made it almost impassable at the bend just past the old lighthouse shelter. When our trail crew makes it to the Colmar side, we will get it fixed. Until then please do not ride trail 25 for safety reasons.

Always remember, rains can change a trail overnight. Always use caution. Thanks!

No riding November 9-18 on park.

October 29th, 2013

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Don’t forget, we ask that all leisure riders please NOT RIDE during November 9-18. This is deer rifle for zone 4 in Kentucky. Please give the deer hunters their space and let them enjoy their passion uninterrupted. All riders across the state should adhere to not riding during deer rifle season in their respective zone. Its only 9 days, and it is a great way to show that all types of folks who enjoy the outdoors are willing to compromise.

Horse trail ride this past weekend a success!

October 29th, 2013

The horse trail ride this past weekend was a huge success! With zero promotion other than word of mouth, we had 50 people on 36 horses show up and enjoy a great day on the park. The fledgling Bell County saddle club is off to a good start. Expect to see more equine related stuff in the future! Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks to all the ATV riders on the park this past weekend. We got positive comments from some of the folks on horseback that the ATV riders they encountered practiced proper trail etiquette by pulling over, turning off their machines and letting the folks on horses pass. We appreciate everyone’s willingness to share the trail!

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