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In celebration of National Trails Day on June 5, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced 10 new national recreation trails in eight states, adding more than 160 miles to the National Trails System. The newly designated trails join a network of more than 1,300 existing national recreation trails, which can be found in every U.S. state.

West Virginia
Greenbrier River Trail

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’s trailhead is less than 15 minutes away from The Greenbrier Sporting Club.  

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.

 The most southern section, the 33 miles in Greenbrier County, delivers laid-back hiking, biking, fishing and the consummate swimming hole or two. The trail begins just outside of Lewisburg. Within the first mile, a picnic area complete with creek and waterfall will entertain even the youngest of family members. Another half mile and the river routes around a flat-topped boulder — a local hangout for sunbathing and a refreshing river dip.


Interested in exploring the Greenbrier River Trail? Sign up for the Greenbrier River Trail Ride.

Biking through the scenic Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia is one of the fastest-growing recreational activities at The Greenbrier. Try a ride on the scenic Greenbrier River Trail located just a few miles away. Enjoy the magnificent mountain landscape while taking part in healthy, aerobic recreation.


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