The OP ATV Trail

OP 1Spearhead Trails’ Original Pocahontas (OP) OHV trail system is located near the historic town of Pocahontas, Virginia in Tazewell County. The OP trail provides visitors with an exciting “deep woods” experience along with relaxing rest stops and stunning vistas. With 30+ miles of multi-use trail currently open, the OP offers a fun day of riding through one of Virginia’s most beautiful regions. Phase two, potentially doubling the mileage of trail is planned to open by mid 2015. The OP has two trailheads. One is located in the town of Pocahontas near the town park and offers a small parking lot and access to town via ATV-Friendly roads. The other trailhead is a few miles outside of town at Boissevain Park and offers a large parking lot, bathrooms, a shelter and access to fuel and food.

The ATV- Friendly town of Pocahontas was named for the Algonquian Indian woman Pocahontas. The town owns and operates the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum, a National Historic Landmark and Virginia’s official “coal heritage zone.” The “show mine” as many locals call it, features tours by retired coal miners into the real mine that served as the birthplace of the world-famous Pocahontas #3 coal that heated homes across the United States and was the chosen fuel of the United States Navy. The exhibition mine, open from April–September annually, features a 13-foot-tall coal seam. There is also a museum and education center located in the mine’s former powerhouse.