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“Take your bike or rent one...just ride it!”
Review of Greenbrier River Trail - CLOSED

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Owner description: A 75-mile hiking and biking trail.
florida
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Take your bike or rent one...just ride it!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

LOVE this trail. We enjoyed the biking, the views, the perfumed air from the honeysuckles spilling down the mountain, and even meeting and chatting with locals. You can ride for a short time or long. Wish I had a trail like this close to my house!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Napa, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great way to clear one's head”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The path seems to go on forever, which is wonderful if you want or need to clear your head. The river running beside the trail makes a for a great soundtrack to your walk or bike ride.

Visited October 2012
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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Horseback Riding Joy”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We bought a summer place near the Greenbrier River Trail in part for the many pleasures offered by the trail and the river. While we kayak, float and ride bikes, my favorite use of the trail is for horseback riding. On even the warmest days, much of the trail is in deep shade. There is always wildlife to be seen -- deer, groundhogs, skunk, an occasional bear, otter, many small mammals. The birds along the river are varied and abundant, from eagles and other raptors to swallows, woodpeckers and finches. The trail surface is generally suitable for unshod horses; there are several fords and creeks where horses can be watered easily. Horses are not welcome in the camping or picnic sites, for obvious reasons, but you can tie them outside and enjoy a nice lunch on a long ride. The trail offers several bridge crossings and two tunnels, as well as the experience of encountering hikers and bikers from horseback. Great experience! One recommendation: they need signs outlining trail courtesy when hikers, bikers and horses share the trail. Many do not seem to know that the horses have the right of way, and you need to call out as you approach. Nothing startles many horses more than a bike approaching quietly from behind, and it can cause quite an accident. A good trail map is available on the GRT website. Barnett Cabins near Hillsboro offers lodging for horses and riders.

Visited September 2013
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Damascus, Maryland
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely views”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The views are lovely, but the trail is a little rough. Some areas had relatively deep fine gravel that made biking difficult. We have 77 x28 mm tires. The facilities were all clean and stocked. Most had water pumps - they were easy to use. We biked the entire trail from Cass to Lewisburg in 2 days and then back in 2 days. People were friendly, however, if you're used to people traveling on the right and passing on the left, they don't do that on this trail. When you approach a pedestrian from behind and warn them you're passing on the left, they jump off to the side of the trail and tell you to take the middle: which is the roughest area of the trail. It's a bit disconcerting. The bathroom in Cass is at the Railroad. Stop before you head out, the first bathroom is 12 miles down the trail.

Visited October 2012
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Charleston, WV
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“GRT is GR8!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is one of the best rail trails in the country and runs along the beautiful Greenbrier River. It passes through a number of quaint little towns along the way. Sporadic spots to camp, and inumerable opportunities for fishing. Stop by our cabin and say hi between mile post 44-45!

Visited August 2012
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