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“Fantastic Biking Trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Greenbrier River Trail

Greenbrier River Trail
Marlinton, WV
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Marlinton
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
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“Fantastic Biking Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Male, late 60's, rode 73 of the 77 miles in 2 days. Beautiful in every mile, almost all of it canopied with trees, often great river views, trail smooth, very gently sloped and very well maintained (I encountered exactly 1 notable rock in the entire trip). Fully sufficient bathrooms and rest stops, and very good signage and mile markers. Able to average 11 mph without difficulty.

Marlinton is really the only trailside town - be sure to carry food/drink/repair items for other miles. Note the general absence of cell-phone service from Cass to below Marlinton. Marlinton likely can meet all basic food, shelter, and bike repair needs.

Good map (Read ALL of it!)

If you plan to be picked up by car, make certain to study exactly where and on which roads to meet; intercept points are not always obvious for drivers.

Surprised at absence of bathrooms at southern terminus.

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Great for birding and peaceful hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We actually entered the trail in Caldwell, West Va, but it's not a choice we had to select. It is well maintained, peaceful, wide, low on people traffic and could spoil you for other trails. We would love to bike this path as it looks like a pretty painless ride for 78 miles. This is definitely a trail we would recommend and go back to ourselves.

Visited August 2013
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Charlottesville
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“unwind on a leisurely meander in the Appalachian mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My husband and I try to go here once a year. It's a rail-trail, meaning a bike/hike trail that used to be a railroad line. These rail trails have become our favorite weekend getaways! They're away from road traffic, they're in gorgeous scenic areas and the grade is almost unnoticeable (meaning there are no hills to negotiate!. The Greenbrier trail follows the Greenbrier River most of the way so you can take a dip if it's hot out. Bring a picnic in your backpack and enjoy the day. We generally rent bikes from a local outfitter and take their shuttle up the trail about 14 miles, then ride back to the starting point (the bike shop). Can't beat it.

Visited April 2013
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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“Excellent bike camping trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice, relatively flat trail perfect for biking, walking, running, horseback riding that runs along the scenic Greenbrier River. Good campsites along the trail with firepits, iron grates, water and toilets and tent pads at some sites. Bring a water filter to be safe.

Visited August 2013
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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“Greenbrier River trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very well maintained mostly paved trails. Very peaceful and beautiful. Many places to enter the trail.

Visited August 2013
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