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Greenbrier River Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Greenbrier River Trail is a 77 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cass, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 77.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,444 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash




horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


bird watching


partially paved

rails trails


wild flowers



26 days ago

biked from Cass down to marilton. great pedal smasher. awesome river views. lots of deer( at this time of year, we saw a doe with her NEW fawn!). camped at about the 64 mile marker. campsite, restroom( surprisingly super good shape) and well/fountain was good treat, I usually don't get. make sure to look at the walls inside shaffers tunnel, you can see the strike marks where they chiseled it out of the mountain.

1 month ago

Biked from Marlinton (Northernmost access point) to Cass and back to Marlinton estimated 46 miles total. Saw lots of wildlife including various birds, deer, a snake, chipmunks, and, groundhogs. The changing landscape and river views were fantastic. The trail conditions were mixed but better than some earlier reviews mentioned-some minor muddy spots but mostly flat with no ruts, lots of trees line the trail so a fair amount of small sticks and branches here and there, one tree down across the trail and that might have happened today, beware of horse/wild animal droppings, and as a safety note- there is one bridge crossing where the dirt has eroded away on the edge so pay attention when crossing the bridges. A brief rainstorm passed through today so I waited it out under the eave at Clover Lick train station (bldg was closed). There are a fair number of campsites, bathrooms, picnic tables, and benches for those who need such amentities. All the staff I interacted with at Cass (state park and gift shop/restaurant employees were friendly). Of note, I was stoked to have something to eat and drink (the food is not fancy but it hit the spot) at my midway point in Cass.

3 months ago

Cool gravel grinder ...

8 months ago

Nice flat path. We only went out about a half mile.

9 months ago

We loved it. It runs along the beautiful river. the trail was nice. We had no issues with it. we walked,next time we will bike it.

9 months ago

great trail. we were hiking and the camp and water at mile point 12.9 was washed away. other than that great trail

horseback riding
10 months ago

we love horseback riding on the Greenbrier River Trail! Theres a great place to camp with your horses at EJs Campsites. lots of great trails. we like to go and spend a week and never get bored!

road biking
11 months ago

Rode 26 miles of the trail over the weekend and have to say it was probably the worst trail that I have ridden. We road from the northern trail head in Cass on Saturday, and then headed south from Marlinton on Sunday. There was one location of less than a quarter mile where it seemed to have been maintained - more for hiking than for biking as it was a combination of so much gravel that it was like biking on sand then in the same stretch there were large stones better for keeping a pickup from sinking than for biking. Much of the trail was a pair of tire grooves spaced about the width of a pickup truck, with weeds growing in between. There was little evidence that trail - the riding surface - had been maintained in a few years. In a couple of areas the trail was barely visible through the freshly mowed lawns. And, it's a state park? So, are we to assume that there is an annual maintenance budget?? Maybe the sections of the trail further south are better for biking.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Easy walk

Friday, June 22, 2018

Enjoyed a brisk 6 mike hike early morning on June 22, 2018 from Stony Bottom to Cass.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Great trail and would rate as easy. Would like to go back and bike the trail. We did about 6 miles and then turned back. Great scenery and wild life . We saw 3 deer one of the does had a fawn. My wife almost stepped on a copperhead that was crossing the trail. It was a small one and looked like it just had killed a mouse and was on his way to eat the catch. Would highly recommend the trail.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

my wife and I spent our honeymoon riding this Trail on our bikes.

Friday, April 20, 2018

i haven't been to this trail in many years, me and my family did this trail in 3 days total on bike, i would recommend to bring enough supplies with you for this, also no cell service from what i remember. its a great adventure but be prepared..

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hiked the entire trail in three days. Cass to Marlinton, Marlinton to Rorer, Rorer to Caldwell. Tracked over 80 miles with GPS. Picked up a few geocaches along the way. Very nice trail, would do it again!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Easy trail to walk or bike. Beautiful river views. Walked only a 4-mile section but want to return and do more.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

beautiful ride

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I had the whole trail to myself this morning. Very peaceful and wonderful views. Want to come back and run all 77mi

mountain biking
Friday, July 22, 2016

We rode Cass to Marlinton day 1, Marlinton to Renick day 2 only rode 57 miles of trail lower part was washed out by flood. The trail is in good shape despite the rain they have had lots of river views, Deer, saw 4 Black bears while riding, has bridges and 2 tunnels, a couple of swimming spots along the way.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

This is a beautiful trail with plenty of beautiful views of the river and surrounding mountains. We biked about 70 miles over two or three days while camping at Watonga State Park.

paddle sports
Monday, April 14, 2014

I paddled down the river and absolutely loved it. Beautiful trails, water and scenery. All and all one of the better trails I have gone on

road biking
Sunday, December 01, 2013

The trail is in really nice condition most all 77 miles. The campsites were elevated off the ground, which was really nice actually except that it was a sort of concrete slab. My tent had to be supported by rocks since I couldn't use picks. Other than that, beautiful scenery and even ran into a few bears on my bike ride.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Love the trail. It its awesome for bikers, hikers and horse backriding. I like the camp sites. We did a few miles today, and plan to do portions of the trails in a time until we cover all of 77 miles. It is easy for all who do it, and how they do it.

mountain biking
13 days ago

mountain biking
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road biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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