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Greenbrier River Trail

Address: Marlinton, WV
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Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Marlinton
Type: Hiking trails, Historic walking areas, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking trails, Historic walking areas, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Frankford, WV
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

With 77 miles of trail, beautiful scenery along the Greenbrier River, good access at many points, and excellent maintenance, this trail is hard to beat for hiking and biking.

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Gulf Cove, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nature is beauty here. Location is good and there is a lot of parking. Is an easy walk. Good for horses or bikes. Good view of Knapps Creek from the old train bridge.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a trainbed not too long ago. Today it is a very well maintained bike and walking trail that runs from Cass Scenic Railroad to Caldwell, between Lewisburg, WV and White Sulphur Springs, WV. The grade is very gentle and easy to walk or ride. It hangs along the bank of the Greenbrier River the entire length. There are... More 

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Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've done a lot of rail trails and I thought the Greenbrier was gorgeous! Probably because of all the river views, unspoiled forest and bridges. We were staying at mile marker 45.5 and biked both ways. I plan to come back in the spring for a longer trip!

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My son and I rode all 77 miles of this trail in August 2014 and loved it! We stayed at Watoga State Park in a cabin--amazing place! I still think about falling asleep to that crackling fire in the fireplace. The trail is beautiful and well-maintained with an excellent map and trail markers. There are places to rest, camping, and... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We rode the greenbriar trail from Caldwell to Marlinton, then the next day north another 12+ miles and back to Marlinton. Then back to caldwell the last day. In Marlinton we stayed at the locust hill b&b. The rooms were great and they serve dinner in their pub so we didnt have to worry about finding a place to eat... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Well maintained and beautifully scenic. Easy to commune with nature. Be prepared for a couple of 20-mile plus days. But riding is easy

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Richmond, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We rode about 20 miles of this trail, and we LOVE rails to trails areas because you are off of the main roads. The trail runs by the Greenbriar River for much of the distance, which is nice. There was not as much access to the river on the parts that we rode--we would have liked to have been able... More 

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped for a picnic along the Greenbrier River Trail near Cass. Easy access. Wish we had bikes with us. We had a peaceful lunch along the banks and watched an ospry fly overhead. Later a man with his son walked past and they were fishing. The man caught a small fish! Just a great lazy day.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great rail trail with crushed limestone. It is so beautiful. Wildflowers, deer, turkey, herons, and even a skunk. Didn't see a bear though which we were hoping for. The river is beautiful and the ride was pretty easy. Slight grade going south to north. Very quiet and hard to leave! Bring extra water as the access to water isn't that... More 

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