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“Talk about your easy biking trails . . . .”

Scarbro, West Virginia
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138 reviews
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“Talk about your easy biking trails . . . .”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Can't believe I just found this 78-mile hiking/biking/walking trail! Native West Virginian with a newfound appreciation for the scenic byways in our beautiful state. The Greenbrier River Trail is a sublime piece of nature that you don't want to miss. We've biked at the lower end of the trail several times starting from Caldwell. There is good parking near the river and just a couple of miles up the trail you'll find restrooms, with benches along the way for those traveling a more leisurely pace.

We also biked in the mid-section of the trail from Burnside to Watoga. Such an easy ride! Each new experience on the trail confirms what a great "find" this is.

If you want, you can stay at a B&B in Marlinton and even have one of the local tour guides pick you up at a specific location on the trail and bring you back to your lodging location.

As someone else wrote, the fall is spectacular--not to be missed. Pack a light lunch and enjoy one of West Virginia's best kept secrets, though not for much longer.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Chaz343
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Haifa, Israel
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85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Folliage walk”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Wonderful trail. quiet and peaceful. Beautiful autumn colors.
Walk is mostly by the River, which is very nice.
I didn't like the town of mrlington. It's not very populated. Many houses are deserted or not maintained.

Visited October 2012
Thank ns0404
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Bradenton, Florida
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“what a great walking trail”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

No more than a 2% grade and walking along a beautiful clear river in the middle of heavy forrests and looking at mountains all around.....doesn't get any better than that!

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Jim H
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Belmont, Ohio
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“If you want to ride this is it,”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

The Greenbrier trail is special. You have to be smart about your plan and make sure you are prepared to get picked up or are careful not to go too far in any direction. The trail is made of cut stone and you can go a long way without seeing anything but birds and bears so be prepared with an extra tube and some water.
A great plan if you are healthy is to stay in Marlinton and ride to Droop Mountain and back then get up and ride from Marlinton to Cass the next day. You will see the vast majority of the trail and get a hundred miles of biking in two days. We did this trip a couple years ago and loved it.
The trail generally follows the Greenbrier River. If you like to fish and wade creeks for smallies and rock bass, planning a day popping from hole to hole biking in between can be a lot of fun. Some of the river is only accessible from this trail so the fish in these areas don't get a ton of pressure.
Note: the weather can be fickle at times changing from rain to sun quickly. Don't be discouraged if you start off and there is some rain...also don't get to confident if you pull out and it is bright and sunny.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank davidpaula
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very hard to ride”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Scenery is beautiful. Loved riding to Cass for lunch. Some sections of the trail have such thick gravel that my tires gave way. Other sections were quite bumpy. We only rode 20 miles and I was sore the next day. Not nearly as nice or well maintained as the GAP trail.

Visited June 2012
5 Thank snorkeler-6
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