Greenbrier River Trail

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This article is about a rail trail in West Virginia. For other river trails, see River Trail (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 38°13′18″N 80°05′39″W / 38.22167°N 80.09417°W / 38.22167; -80.09417
Greenbrier River Rail Trail State Park
West Virginia State Park
G R T 2004 Trail Below Marlinton.JPG
Greenbrier River Trail south of Marlinton
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Greenbrier, Pocahontas
Elevation 2,116 ft (645 m)
Coordinates 38°13′18″N 80°05′39″W / 38.22167°N 80.09417°W / 38.22167; -80.09417
Length 77 mi (124 km)
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Marlinton, West Virginia
Location of Greenbrier River Trail's Marlinton Depot in West Virginia
Website: Greenbrier River Rail Trail State Park

The Greenbrier River Trail is a rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks.[1] The trail is a 77-mile (124 km) 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[2] Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.

Marlinton Trailhead, Greenbrier River Trail
Long and straight along the Greenbrier River Trail

Major Trailheads[edit]

Trailhead Milepost Directions Map Coordinates
North Caldwell 3.1 1 mi (1.6 km) N of US 60.svg US 60 on Stone House Road 37°47′37″N 80°22′50″W / 37.79361°N 80.38056°W / 37.79361; -80.38056
Seebert 45.8 at Seebert on County Rt. 27, about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of US 219.svg US 219 38°07′36″N 80°10′33″W / 38.12667°N 80.17583°W / 38.12667; -80.17583
Marlinton 56.0 at Marlinton on WV-39.svg WV 39 38°13′18″N 80°05′39″W / 38.22167°N 80.09417°W / 38.22167; -80.09417
Cass 80.4 at Slabtown, 0.5 mi (0.80 km) S of Cass on WV-66.svg WV 66 at Deer Creek Road 38°23′27″N 79°55′20″W / 38.39083°N 79.92222°W / 38.39083; -79.92222

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenbrier River Trail State Park web site, accessed April 19 2008
  2. ^ McNeel, William P. "Greenbrier River." The West Virginia Encyclopedia. Ken Sullivan, editor. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Humanities Council. 2006. ISBN 0-9778498-0-5.

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