Things to do for Active Kids

The Greenbrier River Trail Marlinton

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The Greenbrier River Trail
HC 82
Tel: 304 799-7416

Where are we going today?

There is something magical about going into the great outdoors, and if you want a challenge, the Greenbrier River Trail might be just what you are looking for!

The Greenbrier River Trail is a whopping 78 miles long rail trail which is operated by West Virginia State Parks, and it gives the whole family a great excuse to get out for the day and explore the amazing nature (And have a great day of being active!)

The trail itself has a number of activities that you can enjoy on it. Grab those bicycles and enjoy a day of riding past all the sights, and maybe even spot some wildlife!

Grab those backpacks and enjoy a day of hiking, where you can take your time, stop and enjoy the sights and the flora that is all around you! If it's animals you love, why not spend the day on horseback - we're sure your horses would love the exercise too!

And don't think it's all about summer on the Greenbrier River Trail. In winter there is cross country skiing!

The great thing about the trail is that it has a packed, crusher run surface with only a 1% grade, so it gives you an easy ride or hike. And perfect for any age!

The trail also closely follows the Greenbrier River itself (hence the name - clever that!) so along the way you have PLENTY of places to stop, swim, and even fish! It also takes you through some of the most remote areas in the entire state, and is adjacent to three pretty amazing state parks and forests, so you be seeing some pretty incredible things! 

A "wild and wonderful" day out for the whole active family in West Virginia! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree!
  • ChildrenFree!

When can we go?

All year round

I'm Hungry!

Check out the list of mile markers because it mentions what food services are nearby - including subways, pizzas and dairy queens! .

Healthy Eating!

It's best to bring your own water and healthy snacks too so you don't get stuck. .

Any Top Tips?

It's best to wear a bright orange jacket during hunting season .

Doing our bit

They love having the trail for all to enjoy it, so help them out and look after the trail - keep it clean and follow any regulations they have put in place .

Need a little extra help?

Electric powered wheelchairs are allowed on the trail! .

Can I get one of those?

Can you have a great time in the great outdoors? Yes you can! .

More information

There are a number of cabins, motels, and B&Bs along the trail so if you want to keep going, just grab a bed and rise and shine for another day of fun! .

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