Ivy Branch 66 is a consistent climb between trails 13 and 46. From the moment the trail crosses Ivy Creek, it immediately climbs to the top of the ridgeline at a consistent 15-20 degree pitch, with parts as high as 27 degrees of pitch. Near the top of the ridge is a gas pad with several outlaw trails surrounding it. Remember to stay on legally marked trails per the trail system map, and do not travel outlaw trails you may see. 66 is narrow in places but has plenty of passing opportunities. The trail surface is hard-packed, rock and gravel with limited rutting and no off-camber sections. This trail is suitable for any high clearance vehicle with low gearing.
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.
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