Greenbrier River Trail

Marlinton, WV

The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-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 breathtaking 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 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.

The trail begins at Caldwell, WV near Greenbrier State Forest and passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley with its northern terminus at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Pocahontas County. Throughout much of its length, the trail is adjacent to the Greenbrier River and is flanked by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains. The surface is generally hard packed, but varies from rough to fine gravel.

Several state parks and forests along the Greenbrier River Trail provide overnight accommodations. These locations include Greenbrier State Forest, Watoga State Park, Seneca State Forest and Cass Scenic Railroad.

Trip Inspiration

Experience The New River Gorge From These Gateway Towns

More than just gateways to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, these neighboring mountain towns are must adds to your travel pl...

Read More

Soak Up Scenic Views of These Beautiful Southern Waterfalls

Exploring the West Virginia Waterfall Trail West Virginia is overflowing with a variety of gorgeous landscapes fro...

Read More

West Virginia Dining: Dinner With A View

Not only does West Virginia serve up Almost Heaven views, but the Mountain State is home to an array of delicious food, too! Before you dig...

Read More

48 Hours in Romney: A Guide to One of West Virginia's Oldest Towns

Nestled within the Potomac Highlands and surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, the hidden gem of Romney can be found. Being situated on a ...

Read More

Plan A Digital Detox in West Virginia

Whether you’re looking to break free and surround yourself with rustic wonder or level up your lodging game, West Virginia’s mountains ...

Read More

Plan Your Summer Watersports Getaway

Beat the summer heat and cool off with a getaway to the Mountain State. Let West Virginia's freshwaters ignite your passion for adventure a...

Read More

Your Summer 2022 Bucket List

Celebrate summer with an exciting escape to the Mountain State! Beat the heat, relax and cool off in our Almost Heaven atmosphere or advent...

Read More

Hidden Gem Boutiques in Almost Heaven

Beyond the multitude of beautiful rolling hills, West Virginia is also home to countless boutiques and specialty shops that are sure to cat...

Read More

3 Flatwater Paddling Getaways Perfect for Summer

While beloved for its roaring rapids and whitewater runs, West Virginia is home to its fair share of mountain lakes and gentle rivers. ...

Read More
More Inspiration