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“Along the Trail”

The Greenbrier River Trail is part of the West Virginia State Park system. This webpage includes standard information about accommodations, food services and other businesses along or nearby the Greenbrier River Trail.  Trail condition notices are posts on our home page; click here to learn more.

We encourage direct contact with the other state parks listed as well as the entrepreneurs and private businesses that are listed as a courtesy to our trail users. We try to keep this information updated, but recommend calling to confirm open hours, availability, and other services.

  • The Greenbrier River Trail brochure is provided in digital format.
  • The GRT trail map is in PDF format and will print on three separate letter sized paper.
  • For equestrian information, visit this page

MILEPOSTS – NORTH CALDWELL TO WATOGA BRIDGE – SOUTHERN SECTION

Milepost 3: NORTH CALDWELL – Southern Terminus – 1.3 miles north of U.S. Route 60 at Caldwell on county Route 38 (Stonehouse Road).

  • Parking area, information, drinking water and picnic tables.
  • Horse trailer parking.

Canoe access nearby (across U.S. 60 – Caldwell Boat Launch).

Groceries, post office and public phone nearby in Caldwell – 1.5 miles.

Food services
Exxon Food Mart – two miles on U.S. 60 East.

Lodging nearby – three to seven miles from trailhead
General Lewis Inn, 304-645-2600
Relax Inn (formerly Days Inn), 304-645-2345
The Greenbrier, 304-536-1110
Hampton Inn, 304-645-7300
Sunset Terrace, 304-645-2363
Super 8 Motel, 304-647-3188
Church Street B&B, 304-645-7014
Great Oak B&B, 304-661-0663
Minnie Manor, 304-647-4096
James Wylie House B&B, 304-536-9444
Budget Inn, 304-536-2121
Black Bear Lodge, 304-536-1731
Village Inn, 304-536-3353
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 304-645-7999
Holiday Inn Express, 304-645-5750
Quality Inn, 304-645-7722 (formerly Brier Inn)

Recommended: Greenbrier State Forest (seasonal)
Fee camping and cabins available at Greenbrier State Forest east on U.S. 60, two miles, follow signs: 304-536-1944

MP 4.7:

  • Trailside tent campsite.
  • Table and fire ring. Toilet.

MP 5.8: HARPER (Hopper) – from county Route 38, take county Route 38/2 to county Route 30/3.
Trail access point, limited parking.

MP 9.5:

  • Trailside tent campsite.
  • Table and fire ring.

MP 11.1: KEISTER – from county Route 38, take county Route 30 to county Route 30/1.
Trail access point, limited parking.

MP 12.9

  • Trailside tent camping area.
  • Adirondack or “camping” shelter.
  • Table and fire ring, and drinking water.

MP 14.4: ANTHONY – from U.S. Route 219 at Frankford, 4.9 miles on county Route 21 and county Route 21/2.
Trail access point, parking. Horse trailer parking. Canoe access.

Groceries, supplies, post office, and public phone nearby.
Food services at Exxon Food Mart – four miles on U.S. Route 219     (uphill ride).

  • Fee camping at Blue Bend Recreation Area (National Forest Service).

MP 20.5

  • Trailside tent camping area. Table and fire ring. Toilet.

MP 21.4: SPRING CREEK – from U.S. 210, 1.5 miles north of Frankford, east 3.5 miles on county Route 13.
Trail access, limited parking.

MP 24.5:  RENICK – from U.S. 219, east 0.4 mile on county Route 11 (Auto Road)
Trail access, parking •Horse trailer parking • Canoe access.

  • Post office and public phone along U.S. 219, 0.5 mile from trail.

Lodging nearby
G&T Cottage, 304-497-2163

MP 28.5:

  • Trailside tent camping area
  • Table and fire ring
  • Toilet and drinking water.

MP 29.6: HORROCK – from U.S. 219 at Renick, east 4.1 miles on county Route 7 (Brownstown Road), then 1.2 miles on county Route 7/1 to county Route 7/2 (Rorer Road), 0.5 mile to trail.
Trail access point, limited parking. 

MP 30.9: Droop Mountain Tunnel – 402 feet.

MP 32.1:

  • Trailside tent camping area.

MP 33.7:

  • Trailside tent camping area • Adirondack or “camping” shelter •Toilet

MP 38.5: BEARD – from U.S. 219 at Hillsboro, follow county Route 31 (Denmar Road), six miles to county Route 31/8 (Beard P.O. Road), 0.3 mile to trail.

  • Trail access point, parking
  • Horse trailer parking.

MP 39.3: DENMAR – site of Denmar Correctional Center

  • No parking.
  • No trail access.

MP 40.9: MILL RUN

  • Trailside tent camping area
  • Table and fire ring.

MP 41.7: BURNSIDES – from U.S. 219 at Hillsboro, follow county Route 31 (Denmar Road), 1.3 miles to county Route 31/1 (Workman Road), one mile to trail.
Trail access point, limited parking.

Lodging nearby
Hillsboro House B&B, two miles from trail, 304-653-4895.

MP 45.8: SEEBERT – from U.S. 219 north of Hillsboro, follow county Route 27 (Seebert Road), two miles to trail.

  • Trail access point, parking
  • Horse trailer parking.
  • Canoe access point.
  • Groceries, supplies and public phone available in Seebert, 0.1 mile.

Food services nearby
Jack Horner’s Corner – pizza, sandwiches, groceries, .25 mile.

Lodging nearby
Greenbrier River Lodge, 0.2 mile from trail, 800-982-5263
River’s Edge Rentals, 304-653-4336
River Brats, 614-834-9811
Stepping Stones, 304-653-4552
Greenbrier River Cabins, located trailside, 800-225-5982
Barnett Cabins, four miles from trail, 800-262-4615

Recommended lodging and campground:
Watoga State Park, 304-799-4087, www.watoga.com.
Campground: across the bridge, two miles from trail.  Fee based.
Cabins: Watoga State Park (by reservation), five miles from trail, year-round.

MP 47: STEVEN HOLE RUN – follow county Route 27 (River Road) one mile.
Trail access point, limited parking.

MP 47.9: WATOGA BRIDGE – trail crosses to east side of Greenbrier River on old truss type railroad bridge.

MILEPOSTS – OLD TOWN OF WATOGA TO SLABTOWN – NORTHERN SECTION

MP 48.1: WATOGA. Site of old town of Watoga, logging boom town in the
early 1900s. Remnants of an old company store may be seen on the east side of the trail. Watoga was the site of a sawmill and a kindling wood factory.

MP 49.3: BEAVER CREEK.

  • Trailside tent camping area
  • Table and fire ring
  • Toilet.

MP 51.5:

  • Trailside tent camping area
  • Table and fire ring.

MP 52.2: BUCKEYE
Trail access point, parking.

Groceries and phone, one mile.

MP 55.1: STILLWELL PARK – from state Route 39 in Marlinton, follow county Route 39/2, 1.5 miles to park.

  • Trail access point, parking.
  • Camping, toilets and water available at Stillwell Park, 304-799-7386.

MP 56: MARLINTON – 9th Street crossing (behind the elementary school).
Trail access point, parking • Horse trailer parking.

Groceries, post office, drinking water and hospital nearby.

Food service nearby – .25 to three miles from trail:
Godfather’s Pizza
Subway
Dirtbean Halé
Dairy Queen

Lodging nearby:
Jerico B&B and Log Cabins, 1.5 miles from trail,304-799-6241
Locust Hill Day Spa, B&B and Cabin, one mile from trail,800-617-0530
Old Clark Inn, one block from trail, 800-849-4184
Appalachian Sport Lodge, half mile from trail, 304-799-4050
Greenbrier Grill and Lodge, half mile from trail, 304-799-7233
Marlinton Motor Inn, Edray, four miles from trail, 800-354-0821
Carriage House Inn, Huntersville, eight miles from trail, 304-799-6706
Ambassadors for Christ Retreat, Huntersville, eight miles from trail, 304-799-4677

MP 56.1: MARLINTON DEPOT – depot was constructed in 1901. Sadly, the depot burned in 2008. The restored depot will open in the summer of 2013. Visitor information available one block west on Main Street.

  • Trail access point, parking
  • Toilet.

MP 56.5: WATER TANK – the only remaining water tank on GRT, built in 1923 and recently restored. The remains of the C&O turntable may be found on the downstream side of the water tank, 50 feet from the trail.

MP 62.4: CLAWSON – follow county Route 11/2 from state Route 28, five miles over the mountain to trail. (This access road is rough, unpaved road.)
Trail access point, limited parking.

MP 63.8:

  • Trailside tent camping area (two campsites)
  • Adirondack or “camping” shelter
  • Table and fire ring.
  • Toilet and drinking water.

MP 65.2: Sharp’s Tunnel and bridge – built in 1900, tunnel is 511 feet long and the bridge is 299 feet long.

MP 67.1: BIG RUN

  • Trailside picnic shelter adjacent to small waterfall and pool in Big Run.

MP 69.6:

  • Trailside tent camping areas (three campsites).
  • Adirondack or “camping” shelter.

MP 71: CLOVER LICK – from state Route 28 north of Seneca State Forest, take county Route 1/4 (Laurel Run Road), 4.2 miles to Clover Lick.  Recently renovated, the C&O depot was built near the turn of the 20th century, and originally stood south of the crossing.
Trail access, parking.

  • Horse trailer parking.

Recommended: Seneca State Forest
Fee camping and cabins available at
Seneca State Forest, six to 10 miles from trail
304-799-6213
Fee camping and cabins available (seasonal)

MP 76.8 SITLINGTON – from state Route 28 south of Dunmore, take county Route 12 (Sitlington Road), four miles.
Trail access point, limited parking.

  • Horse trailer parking.

Lodging nearby.
EJ’s Cottages and Stables, 304-456-4319.
Chestnut Ridge B&B, five miles, 304-456-4280

MP 78.5:

  • Trailside tent camping area
  • Table and fire ring
  • Adequate room to tether horses.

MP 80.4: SLABTOWN – Northern Terminus – located off state Route 66 just 0.5 mile from Cass.
Trail access point and parking area.

  • Horse trailer parking.

Groceries, public phone, gift shops, first aid, drinking water nearby in town of Cass.

Food service nearby:
Cass Restaurant (The Last Run Restaurant), east on state Route 66, one mile.
Route 66 Outpost, east on state Route 66, one mile.

Lodging nearby:
Green Bank Log Cabins, 304-456-4410
Inn At Snowshoe, 304-441-4386
Mt. Airy B&B, 304-572-5208
Elk River Inn (at Slatyfork), 866-572-3771
Greenbrier Inn (at Durbin), 304-456-5409
Morning Glory Inn (at Snowshoe), 866-572-5700

Recommended: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Company house rentals, year-round;
Caboose overnight rentals, wilderness cabin (by reservation); and train rides (seasonal)
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, 304-456-4300,

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