Multi-use recreational trails in the Southwest Regional Recreation Area
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Trail Overview

Ride Virginia’s most exciting trail destination! The MountainView “Off Highway Vehicle” (OHV) system is a multi-use trail system primarily designed for ATVs and Side by Sides. The 60+ miles of picturesque trails begin in the “ATV Friendly” town of St. Paul where riders have access to a vast selection of lodging, shopping, and dining offerings. The trail system offers a satisfying mix of green and blue trails for riders wishing a more easy going experience beneath a cool canopy of trees and foliage. Mountain View also offers experienced riders a heart-pounding, seat-shaking assortment of twisting, turning black trails for hard core ATVers and 10 miles of single track for all you dirt bike riders out there.

Please note: While we do consider this trail system to be “multi-use” and open to dirt bikes, mountain bikes and hikers, horses are not allowed on the Mountain View system.

Of course, it’s always important to ride safely, wear a helmet, and obey ALL the trail rules.

Trail Rules

  • PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
  • Every rider and passenger must have a permit.
  • The Trail System is open from Daylight to Dark.
  • DOT or SNELL Helmets must be worn at all times by all riders.
  • NO DOUBLING except for machines designed for 2-up riding from the factory.
  • Annual permits shall be visible on left side of helmet.
  • Day Pass wristbands must be worn at all times.
  • Stay on designated trails – failure to do so will lead to arrest and will ruin all your fun.
  • Practice “Pack it in — Pack it out” Don’t Litter!
  • Ride only on trails within your ability. If you are not an experienced rider, stay off the black trails.
  • Absolutely NO alcohol or firearms are allowed on the trail at any time.
  • Download and read ALL the TRAIL RULES BELOW before riding.

Failure to comply with any of the Trail Rules could result in revocation of permit and/or civil fine.

Download ALL the Trail Rules

Need a permit?

Permits are required to access any of the Spearhead Trails system. Try us out and get a Day Pass for only $15.00 or get an affordable $50.00 Annual Permit and have access to all of the Spearhead Trails year-round!*

Permits are available at local retailers. Please remember that shopping local helps keep our economy strong, creates jobs and helps us build more trails. Click here for a list of retailers near our trail systems that sell permits.

* excludes trails that are closed for maintenance or service

Click here to get your annual permit

Number of Mountain View trails by difficulty

  • Easy 10 Trails
  • Moderate 13 Trails
  • Hard 35 Trails

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