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Guidelines for Equestrian Camping on the Greenbrier River Trail

To preserve the natural features along the Greenbrier River Trail and to minimize negative impact of equestrian use, these guidelines are essential to the maintenance, public health and safety for all individuals and to continue to afford outdoor recreation opportunities:

Equestrian camping on the Greenbrier River Trail

  • Rustic camping is available along the trail, but only in designated sites....first come, first serve- no fee or registration necessary
  • Only two horses permitted at a campsite
  • No more than six persons allowed on a campsite
  • Hay/straw prohibited within the campsite
  • Equestrians must use the provided hitching rail. If there is no hitching rail, use of a high line is permitted.
  • Tying any horse or mule to a tree, table, fence or other structure is strictly prohibited
  • Pets (dogs and cats only) must be on leash at all times.
  • Observation of these guidelines is appreciated.

HORSE TRAILER PARKING

Most access points have limited parking and may only accommodate one or two horse trailers. Adequate room for horse trailer parking is available at or nearby the following access points:

NORTH CALDWELL southern terminus at Mile post 3
ANTHONY Milepost 14
RENICK Milepost 25
BEARD Milepost 38.5
SEEBERT Milepost 45.8
MARLINTON 9th Street lot (not Depot lot)
CLOVERLICK Milepost 71
SITLINGTON Milepost 76.8
SLABTOWN northern terminus at Milepost 80, .5 mile south of Cass

TRAILER CAMPING

Trailer camping is only available at the following areas - at varying distances from the trail:

Watoga State Park
Laurel Run Primitive Camping Area
This area is located near the park's south entrance, which is approximately 11 miles from the Greenbrier River Trail at Seebert. Fire ring, table, and vault toilets. There is a camping fee. 304-799-4087

Greenbrier State Forest
Horse camping is available at the forest's Camping Overflow Area. Campers may use facilities in the nearby campground. Located five miles from the trail at Caldwell. Tehre is a camping fee.
304-536-1944

Greenbrier Mountainaire Campground
Full service campground that permits horse camping. Near Greenbrier State Forest and five miles from the trail at Caldwell. There is a trailer camping fee.
304-536-1944

General Information

The Greenbrier River Trail is closed to motorized traffic; however, you will encounter patrol/maintenance vehicles on the trail.

Avoid cross-country riding. Greenbrier River Trail property is very narrow.  Please respect private property.

Refuse containers are not provided along trail. Pack out all trash.

One gate post is in place to prevent unauthorized motor vehicle access to the trail from the parking area near Cass. Wide loads such as wagons will need to arrangements in advance for a gate key.  Email greenbrierrivertrail@wv.gov at least two weeks in advance.

Bridges and tunnels may be hazardous; therefore, we recommend you lead horses across bridges and through tunnels. A small flashlight may be useful in tunnels. Bridges and trestles are 10 feet wide and have wood decking and handrails.

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