Traveling Across
West Virginia

The Greenbrier River Trail

Home >> West Virginia Home Page >> West Virginia Scenic Places

Did You Know
Jokes
Puzzles
Recipes
Tributes

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

The Greenbrier River Trail
H.C. 82, Box 252
Marlinton, West Virginia 24954
Voice: 800-336-7009

The Greenbrier River Trail, operated by West Virginia State Parks, is a 77 mile (120 kilometer) long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, and wheel-chair use. The former Greenbrier Division of the C. & O. Railway was built at the turn of the century to serve the booming timber industry of that time. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Throughout much of its length, the Trail is directly adjacent to the beautiful Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.

It is level throughout its length and the surface is generally hard packed, but varies from rough to fine gravel. Consequently, although there are few problems for hikers, bicyclists will have to adjust their riding styles and anticipated travel times accordingly. Bicycles with large tires are recommended. Cross-country skiers will require at least six inches of snow to avoid damage from protruding gravel.

Restroom facilities and approved drinking water sources have been developed along the Trail. Several "primitive" camping sites are now being developed near or adjacent to the Trail



Pictures and information were provided by Pocahontas County Tourism Commission

West Virginia Home Page | West Virginia Forts and Battlefields | West Virginia Gardens | West Virginia Historical Buildings | West Virginia Museums
West Virginia Scenic Places | West Virginia Shopping | West Virginia State and National Parks | West Virginia Theme Parks | West Virginia Wineries

About Us | Contact Us | Did You Know Facts | Jokes | Puzzles | Recipes | Suggest a Site | Tributes

Copyright A View of America 1998 all rights reserved any and all content on this site is protected by law. Any use without written permission is strictly prohibited.