Greenbrier River Trail, Marlinton

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The Greenbrier River Trail is a rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. The trail is a 77mi long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.
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  • Really enjoyed the segment from Cass to Marlinton. The next day we hit a 5 mile stretch running south from Jack Horner's Corner where horses were riding. I don't imagine the equestrian folks realize h...  more »
  • We hiked the entire trail in three days I logged our miles using a GPS and Fitbit. Ended up with a total of 83 miles on foot. Trail is great and the scenery is remarkable. Enjoyed the history along th...  more »
  • This is a great rail trail along the Greenbrier River. Well maintained and lots of access points. Scenic river views and tunnels. Have yet to complete the full 78 miles but enjoyed every mile thus far...  more »
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  • The only river around that has no dam. In most seasons it just gently flows along. A great area for a cannoe trip.
  • Greatest place in the world. Beautiful, rustic, private and peaceful. Walk, run and bike the adjacent river trail. Kayak, tube, canoe, fish and swim the river.
  • One of my favorite places in the whole state of WV.
  • The repairs are complete and the trail is fabulous!! I didn't want the day to end.
  • Awesome river with beautiful wildlife.

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