The Greenbrier River Trail runs through the heart of Marlinton, WV and consists of 79 miles of converted "rail-to-trail" along the former C&O Railroad train tracks.   

Surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, the Greenbrier River Trail also passes through the Monongahela National Forest, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Watoga State Park, and Droop Mountain Civil War Battlefield State Park, as well as, the Greenbrier and Seneca State Forests.  Updated copies of the Trail Map are available on the Greenbrier River Trail website:

By and large, the trail is straight and flat, which makes it ideal for young children and seniors.  The trail is hard packed, but varies from rough to fine gravels which makes it a great surface for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and even horseback riding.  Note: Fat tire (mountain) bicycles are easier to ride and recommended. 

The trail is well marked.  Signs along the trail also provide a brief background on the human and natural history in areas.  There are public restrooms and water fountains, as well as, designated camp sites located near and/or adjacent to the trail.  Motor vehicles are not permitted on trail.  

Great Greenbrier River Race (April):
The annual Great Greenbrier River Race is held on the last Saturday in April each year.  This is a big event with live music, good food, and prizes which attracts a loyal following of racers and fans.

The race started out as a team event with four members, canoeists, cyclist, and runner, but now attracts many people who do it all solo. That being said, there is still room for the whole family on a team!  Kayaks and canoes are encouraged and there are prize categories for many racers.

Don't own or want to pack a bike and/or canoe/kayak? 
There are many outfitters who rent and even run shuttle services along the trail:

Appalachian Sport: Bike - Canoe - Kayaks Rentals
3 Seneca Trail, Marlinton, WV 24954
Phone: (304) 799-4050

Dirtbean: Bike Rentals
217 8th Street, Marlinton, WV 24954
Phone: (304) 799-4038