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Rail trails along the Greenbrier River

by Jim Hudson

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Quarrier Press in Charleston, WV .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greenbrier River Valley (W. Va.),
  • West Virginia,
  • Greenbrier River Valley
    • Subjects:
    • Hiking -- West Virginia -- Greenbrier River Valley -- Guidebooks.,
    • Rail-trails -- West Virginia -- Greenbrier River Valley -- Guidebooks.,
    • Greenbrier River Valley (W. Va.) -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Jim Hudson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV199.42.W42 G744 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 129 p. :
      Number of Pages129
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL392088M
      ISBN 101891852000
      LC Control Number98066202
      OCLC/WorldCa41238436

      The trail weaves through many small towns, goes through two tunnels, crosses 35 bridges, providing scenic views of some of the most rural areas of West Virginia, and, of course, the river. With a less than 1% grade along the trail, Greenbrier River Trail is perfect for all you are able to enjoy the serenity of the outdoors and the.   GREENBRIER RIVER TRAIL MAP WEST VIRGINIA 80 miles. While this is not really a wilderness trail, it runs alongside the Greenbrier River through some attractive rural and riverside scenery of southeast West Virginia, including some small towns. The trail follows an old railroad bed, and thus makes for easy backpacking. It’s also open to bicycling, horseback riding, and in the winter cross.

      The mile Greenbrier River Trail is one of West Virginia’s longest rail trails, and it meanders alongside the Greenbrier River for most of the way. Voted 1 of the top 10 hiking trails in the United States by Backpacker Magazine, the Greenbrier is in one of the most remote areas of the state, surrounded by national forests and state parks.   Given that Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) D.C. headquarters, and our regional offices in Pennsylvania and Ohio, are all just a short drive away, many of us here at RTC have a real soft spot for the Greenbrier River Trail! So it is with great pleasure we announce that this wonderful rail-trail is to be inducted into our Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.

      The Greenbrier River Trail is a mile rail trail. Once a railroad track used for logging and bringing industry to the mountains of Pocahontas County, the wide, packed gravel trail now serves as a great spot for a bike ride, run, or hike. It runs along the Greenbrier River and stretches from Cass in Pocahontas County south to Caldwell in. Lodging Near Greenbrier River Trail. Built in the s to shelter rail riders, the Old Clark is now a popular stop for bicyclists who ride the same path. We offer casual affordable lodging in the center of town and just a 1/2 block from the trail. BICYCLE AMENITIES. Yards from the trail ride in & ride out.


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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. QUARRIER PRESS second edition SOFTCOVERRatings: 0. Greenbrier River Trail. The Greenbrier River Trail is a mile former railroad now used for hiking, biking and horseback riding. It is the longest trail of its kind in West Virginia.

The trail provides many breath taking views as it passes through several small towns, crosses 35 bridges, goes through two tunnels and cuts through some of West Virginia’s most remote areas.

The Greenbrier River Trail is one of West Virginia’s premier recreation corridors, spanning nearly 80 miles along its namesake river in the eastern Appalachian Mountains. The pathway traces its history back to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, which constructed the railroad grade during the late s to serve timber, tanneries, and other businesses then booming in the region, while interchanging with a handful.

Bike alongside the Greenbrier River for most of the trip and enjoy the serenity and solitude this remote section of the state has to offer.

Back in late s the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad built a rail line along the Greenbrier River in order to haul timber and almost immediately mill towns sprang up along the river.

The Greenbrier River Trail. SHARE THIS PAGE. Once a C&O rail line, the Greenbrier River Trail follows 78 miles of the longest free-flowing river in the East and winds through two counties rife with wildlife and scenic beauty.

With the river flowing north to south, from Caldwell, WV to Cass, the trail’s mellow one percent grade and numerous access points make it accessible to hikers and bikers of all. The Greenbrier River Trail is one of 50 Millennium Legacy Trails in the United States, and was rated one of the top 10 hiking trails in the country by Backpacker Magazine.

Part of the Greenbrier River Trail lies within a National Radio Quiet Zone so cell phones do not work. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then enjoy the amazing scenery while challenging Class III and IV rapids along the way.

No previous rafting experience is necessary. This tour runs from March through October each year/ TripAdvisor reviews. The Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek is a 3-day, mile cycling event. Join + riders and volunteers on this picturesque, riverside trail and share in the camaraderie as we raise funds and awareness for lung health in the Mountain State.

This is the 33rd year of the American Lung Association's Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek. The Greenbrier River Trail (GRT) is undoubtedly one of the best hiking and biking venues in West Virginia. But a closer look at the GRT reveals that there’s much more to being a traveler along this long and winding road through our State.

For my wife, Phyllis, and me the main attraction is wildflowers. As if that weren’t enough, the forest is adjacent to the mile Greenbrier River Trail, a former rail line that has been converted for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

The rail-trail’s gentle grade and crushed limestone surface makes it an ideal trail for beginners and families with younger children. Unguided Greenbrier River Trail Ride: $* Enjoy a ride along the scenic Greenbrier River Trail on a two-hour trip including bike rental, shuttle, water and helmet.

Guided Group Greenbrier River Trail Ride: $1,* per private group for two hours (up to 10 guests). $* per additional person.

If you really want a first class rails to trails experience, then do it the way my wife and I did. Stay at the Greenbrier Resort before heading out on the gorgeous Greenbrier River Trail.

The five star resort offers golfing, nine restaurants, a casino, hiking, biking, horseback riding, shooting sports, fishing and more. One of the TOP 10 hiking trails in the U.S. - Backpacker Magazine Once a C&O rail line, the Greenbrier River Trail follows 78 miles of the longest free-flowing river in the East.

With the river flowing north to south, the trail’s mellow one percent grade and numerous access points make it a great outdoor adventure for most any age.

Family Biking Trails in Greenbrier River, WV. At less than a 1% grade, this trail is perfect for families. Take your family on a bicycle ride - forget the city, the traffic and the rush.

Relax, enjoy the scenery and the wildlife here in Pocahontas County along one of West Virginia’s most successful rail-to-trail. The Greenbrier River Trail is a mile long rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks.

Trail uses include bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. A packed, crusher run surface coupled with a mere 1% grade creates an ease of riding that allows cyclists, young and old, to enjoy the many breathe-taking views.

The trail closely mirrors its namesake, the. The Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail, also called the Cranberry Rail-Trail, is named for the Cranberry, Cherry and Gauley rivers it travels along or across. The trail begins in downtown Richwood, immediately behind the visitors center, which is housed in the old passenger and freight railway depot.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Guidebooks RTC's Rail-Trail Guidebooks are available for the following regions of the country: Rail-Trail Hall of Fame New 2nd Ed.

for. The Greenbrier River Trail follows the Greenbrier River for 78 miles through the state, and is technically a linear state park.

This unusual state park is an old rail line converted to trail with stunning sights along the entire route. The Greenbrier River Trail, through Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in east-central West Virginia, is the perfect embodiment of these sensations.

In its mile length, the rail-trail contains many of the elements that make the Mountain State one of America's favorite retreats: the peaks and valleys, the lush forests, the pioneering history.

For 40 years we have been rafting the rivers, biking the mountains, fishing the rivers, tromping the trails and sharing the most breathtaking scenery of the Greenbrier, Jackson and New River Valleys of West Virginia and Virginia, with adventurer travelers.

The Greenbrier River Trail is a mile-long rail trail that follows the Greenbrier River and passes through Calvin Price State Forest, Watoga State Park and Seneca State Forest along the way from Caldwell in the South to Cass in the North.

You are also within 20 miles of Beartown State Park and Droop Mountain State Park for a side trip or 2.

The Greenbrier River Trail passes through some of the most secluded parts of the state including Seneca State Forest (a must-see if you’re anywhere near West Virginia) and Watoga State Park.

Because 78 miles is a lot of ground to cover, here are the 4 most scenic activities along this rail trail: 1. Sleep Under the Stars.