Ivy Branch 59

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Ivy Branch 59 is a difficult hill climb shortcut between trails 45 and 46. The 1,000-foot-long trail is best run east to west, in the uphill direction. This trail is only wide enough for a single vehicle, with large berms or drop-offs on both sides. Passing oncoming traffic would be extremely difficult. Starting at the railroad tracks along trail 45, 59 climbs sharply at 25 degrees of pitch as you traverse large loose rocks and small boulders. Deep ruts along the route will create traction issues for stock vehicles. This trail is best suited for modified 4x4s with larger tires and skid plate protection.

There is no camping onsite, but there are many cabin rentals nearby.

Hatfield-McCoy Trails are open 365 days a year, from sunup to sundown. Permits are required for all operators and passengers. Additionally, all drivers and passengers must wear a helmet on the trails. This includes full-size vehicles such as Jeeps.