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.
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!
This Saturday, October 26, a new saddle club that is forming in Bell County will be having an inaugural trail ride on Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park. Parking will be available near the event area, which is a large graveled rectangle on the right hand side of the new blacktop road about a half mile before the large metal industrial park sign.
The trail ride will leave Saturday at 10 AM from the same location. There will several folks guiding a trail ride on some of the easier trails on the park. For more information about the horse trail ride, call 606-499-0567.
Remember, the trails on Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park are multi-use and we appreciate folks showing trail courtesy to folks who enjoy our park in whatever fashion they desire. ATV riders: if you encounter horseback riders on the trail, remember to please pull over to the side of the trail, turn your machine off, and wait until they pass. Do NOT drive past the horses. Thanks for sharing the trail and the folks on horses appreciate the courtesy.
Also, there are plans in the work to have a first ever horse and wagon trail ride event in the spring of 2014, so folks who enjoy hitting the trails on horseback should make sure to keep their eyes peeled for more info coming soon!
In addition to the guided rides already announced at 11 AM, there will be ONE and possibly two 9 am guided rides each day two guided by our guide Gary.
As with the other guided rides, every guide will limit the number of riders allowed. It is on a first come first serve basis and each rider will have to sign a sign-in/waiver form before you can participate.
Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to ride on their own so as not to fill the entire guided ride. Remember each guides may have specific rules and guidelines that anyone who goes with them must follow.
Also, there is a printable park trail map made for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival you can download HERE. They will be available at the event but we encourage folks to print their own in case we run out at the event.
The only thing that is more fun than going through the Haunted Trail? Being an actor on the Haunted Trail!
We can provide the costume, or you can provide your own and help us scare the daylights out of the thousands of people that come through.
Actors will be needed by 5 PM right off trail 56 on Friday, September 27, which is the third gravel road on the new blacktop road leading from the Hwy 119 Trailhead Bridge. There is a meeting for all actors Wednesday, September 25th at 6 PM at the same location.
The trail will begin around 8 PM Friday night and will last between 2-3 hours. We will be transporting people who do not own an ATV or side x side to trail scenes, but we encourage those who have an off-road machine to bring it so they can transport themselves and others.
Each volunteer will need to sign the Actor Info And Release Form. You can download it by clicking HERE.
If you are interesting in volunteering as an actor, please call or text Jon Grace at 606-499-0567.
Concert tickets are available for online presale at the button below. We will have a killer contest for those people who order their tickets online coming soon, so ordering them online is highly encouraged! All tickets are will-call (to be picked up at event).
The concert gates will open around 5 PM. Shooter Jennings will headline the concert and will be supported by some awesome regional acts including Brooklyhn Woods, Chris Rose, The New Busy, Nate Cornett, Jade Robertson, and Derek Jones.
Contest will be announced very soon and all who order their tickets online will be eligible.
The mountain will be rock on September 28th, make sure to get your tickets now at the link below!
Information for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on September 27-29 is available at the EVENTS link.
Check it out and see everyone in a few weeks!!!
We’re just a little over a month away from the Coal Country Off-Road Festival, which will take place September 27-29 at the Hwy 119 Trailhead of Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, 7 miles east of Pineville, KY!
Our fall event, in the past which has been called the Haunted Forest Ride, is being moved up to the end of September because the last few late Octobers have been unseasonably cold at night. The name was changed to the Coal Country Off-Road Festival so to proudly the vital part of Appalachian heritage we have in this part of Kentucky.
The Haunted Forest ATV Trail is still one of the main attractions of the event, and will be held Friday night, September 27th. The concert, featuring outlaw country rocker Shooter Jennings (with more acts TBA) will be held on Saturday night, September 28th. The event will also feature a large vendor area with national ATV product dealers, local ATV dealerships, food vendors, inflatables for the kids, and more! The event will also feature guided rides, a freestyle motocross demo by Trevor Cartmill, an appearance by Brain Fisher of Fisher’s ATV World and appearances from cast members of the new hit show on Discovery called Backyard Oil, a King of the Holler competition, and much more!
Best part? It’s all free minus the concert! That’s right…riding, primitive camping, and access to the vendor area is all free of charge.
Last year we showed Kentucky the biggest ATV event it had EVER seen with over 10,000 people from 16 different states. This year we hope to again see all our friends from all over the country come and take in the breath-taking views of early fall with us at the Coal Country Off-Road Festival.
Complete event itinerary and information, as well as concert ticket information, will be coming very soon, so stay tuned.
Make sure to visit our facebook event page and RSVP for it. Look forward to seeing everyone on September 27-29!
Click the image above to go and RSVP on our Facebook event page.
We are proud to announce that the first act for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival has been announced and is none other than outlaw country rocker and son of one of the great country artists ever, Shooter Jennings! The music will take place on Saturday, September 28th and more acts willl be announced soon as well as ticket and event information.
The now famous Haunted Forest Ride will also take place during the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on Friday, September 27th. We are doing it at the beginning of the fall this year in hopes to have some warmer weather, and we are also having it on Friday instead of the same night as the concert so there will be less congestion and so folks can attend both without having to worry about missing one or the other. We also have a ton of other surprises in store!
The event will be set up like last falls event and not like the Bluegrass on the Mountain Festival. The vendor area with food and ATV vendors, inflatables, and more will be free of charge and will be seperate from the concert area. The Haunted Trail will be free as always…as will camping. The only thing that will cost will be the concert.
More information coming soon so stay tuned! Mark your calendars and invite your friends!
Reserve your Event Area pass today! An event area pass will get you access to our vendor and stage area all day long. At approximately 6pm Ricky Skaggs will take the stage in the event area so don’t miss it!
Adult Event Area passes are $20 and kids ages 6 to 16 are just $5! Kids 5 and under get it free!
The Days Bluegrass Line Up:
Children of the Cumberland River Music Academy – 1 PM
Crossroads Gospel Bluegrass Band – 2 PM
Tazewell Pike – 3 PM
Crosspoint – 4 PM
Common Strings – 5 PM
Ricky Skaggs – 6 PM
You can hit the “Bluegrass on the Mountain” link at the top of the page for more information and to purchase passes. Come join us!