Greenbrier River Trail

Caldwell, West Virginia

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The first 23 miles of the 77-mile trail are described here. The beautiful and scenic Greenbrier River is a constant companion for the entire length of the trail. The Greenbrier River Trail is the longest rail trail in West Virginia. Beginning at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, it winds its way 77 miles to Caldwell. The trail, designated as a Millennium Legacy Trail, has a one percent grade from start to finish. Although the trail is long, it is not physically taxing. The trail crosses thirty-five bridges and passes through two tunnels, traveling through small, forgotten railroad towns and green pastures. Camping facilities and water are located all along the trail.
Hiking West Virginia

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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

The first 23 miles of the 77-mile trail are described here. The beautiful and scenic Greenbrier River is a constant companion for the entire length of the trail. The Greenbrier River Trail is the longest rail trail in West Virginia.

Beginning at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, it winds its way 77 miles to Caldwell. The trail, designated as a Millennium Legacy Trail, has a one percent grade from start to finish. Although the trail is long, it is not physically taxing. The trail crosses thirty-five bridges and passes through two tunnels, traveling through small, forgotten railroad towns and green pastures. Camping facilities and water are located all along the trail.

©  Steven Carroll and Mark Miller/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Caldwell
Distance: 23.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Cass, Cloverlick, Edray, Marlinton
Driving Directions: Directions to Greenbrier River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/28/2008
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From Caldwell to Cass, this trail is one of the most enjoyable bike rides in the area. The twists and turns of the trail provide such beautiful views of the river. The trail is particularly nice in the fall and in the late afternoon/evening when the sun is low in the sky and shadows are cast from the ridges down to the river valley. A wonderful experience in the Alleghany Mountains.



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