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The Greenbrier River Trail, part of the West Virginia State Park system, runs 78 miles between Caldwell and Cass, WV, paralleling the scenic Greenbrier River on old railbeds. The gravel surface with mild grades of no more than 1% was mostly easy to ride. We biked the southern portion from Caldwell to Anthony and a section at Marlinton (about 2/3 of the way up). We hope to visit more of the trail, its 35 bridges, two tunnels, and the northern terminus at Cass in the future. Other uses are hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. (Detailed map and photos below.)

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Greenbrier River Trail

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Location: Caldwell to Cass, WV (See map)
Distance: 78 miles
Surface: Gravel, some paved

Support and Advocacy:
Greenbrier River Trail Association external
West Virginia Rails-to-Trails Council external

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Free Spirit Adventures external (Caldwell; rentals)
Appalachian Sport external (Marlinton; rentals, shuttle)
See a list here external (scroll down on the page)

Biking at Greenbrier River Trail

Caldwell to Anthony

More walkers are at the southern end, closer to town. Trail has many benches to stop and view the scenic Greenbrier River. Campgrounds are available, with access by trail or water. A scenic plus were several little waterfalls cascading down.


We enjoyed the paved trail at Marlinton. Remnants of the railroading past including the old railroad station and rail cars, and a steam engine water tower. The trestle bridge over Knapps Creek provides a scenic view.

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