What does the "w" on concrete posts represent?
Whistle posts were once used to signal engineers to "blow the whistle" because of an upcoming vehicle crossing. Now used by bicycling youngsters as a cue to "whistle".
Is tent camping allowed anywhere along the trail?
Camping is only permitted at designated camp areas. Fifteen rustic camping areas are available. See trail map for locations.
What is the most scenic section of trail?
Obviously, this is a personal preference. However, Marlinton to Cass is scenic with not much development and is close to the river. Beard to Droop Tunnel (Rorer) is also very scenic with almost no private land or development along the way.
What type of trail surface is used?
We currently use 1/4" limestone crusher run. A few areas of 3/4" limestone still exist.
Are motorized wheelchairs permitted on GRT?
Yes, electric-powered chairs and scooters are permitted for disabled use only.
Are hunting firearms allowed on the trail?
Yes, during legal open hunting season only. No uncased firearms are allowed otherwise. Proper hunting license is required.
What types of lodging facilities are located near the trail?
State park cabins, motels, privately-owned cottages and beds and breakfasts are available along the trail. See Overnight Trips page for more trip planning information.
What is the elevation above sea level?
• Caldwell (milepost 3) - 2,210 feet
• Cass trailhead (milepost 80) - 2,430 feet
• The trail elevation changes about 732 feet in elevation over its entire length