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Greenbrier River Trail

Marlinton, WV
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Marlinton
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sports
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sports
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English first
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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36 reviews 36 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful wildlife, mountains, pictures, trails. You won't want to leave, if you have to, I guarantee you'll be going back .

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a rail to trail....gravel...not paved....not concrete. Thus no skyscrapers, no noise, no motors, not many people. I walk it. I ride it. No better place I have ever visited to restore your soul and spirit. The spring wildflowers and fawns, the summer birdsong and greenery, the fall colors and bear and winter brings the blanket of complete quiet... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful scenery and a well maintained trail. There is scant cell coverage and very limited support (NO food and beverages other than water fountain/pump water on the trail) The small towns apparently don't understand WiFi.

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