One of West Virginia’s most successful rail-to-trail conversions and the state’s longest rail trail. The Greenbrier River trail is one of the 50 Millennium Legacy Trails in the US, and has been ranked by Backpacker Magazine as one of the top ten hiking trails in the United States.
Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding in West Virginia
The former 78-mile railroad has become the longest trail in West Virginia for hiking, biking and horseback riding. 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 families.Here you are able to enjoy the serenity of the outdoors and the majestic wildlife throughout Pocahontas County. The trail is perfect for beginning to intermediate riders. If you are a bit more advanced, you can find more challenging trails on adjoining mountain trails.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the northern trailhead at Cass, take US 219 to State Route (SR) 66 east; or take SR 28 to SR 66 west and look for the trailhead at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park along SR 66 (Back Mountain Rd).
To reach the southern trailhead at North Caldwell, take I-64 east and take Exit 175 to US 60 west. Drive 2.7 miles to SR 38/Stone House Rd. If you’re coming from I-64 west, take Exit 169 to US 219 north, then drive 0.5 miles to SR 30/Brush Rd. From here, drive another 0.5 miles to SR 38/Stone House Rd.
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