West Virginia Outdoor Activities - Snowshoe Mountain Bike

Maps & Guide Books
ERTC has a large selection of maps for cycling, hiking and WV Fly Fishing.

  • Slatyfork Trail Guide: Elk River's topographical map of local trails on tear-proof paper with described routes and helpful information - $8.49
  • Greenbrier River Trail Guide (available at no cost)
  • Guide to the Catch-And-Release TROUT STREAMS of West Virginia - $12.95
  • Monongehela National Forest Hiking Guide, 8th Edition - $14.95

We can mail any of these maps to you, with added tax and shipping costs. Email or call in your order: 304-572-3771, or ertc@ertc.com.

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Hiking & Biking the Greenbrier River Trail
At 80 miles long, the Greenbrier River Trail is the longest West Virginia Mountain Biking rail trail. Passing through incredibly beautiful mountains, the Greenbrier Trial follows the course of the river from Caldwell in Greenbrier County to Cass and the Cass Scenic Railroad WV in Pocahontas County. While today's trail passes through mountains and agricultural valleys, yesterday's C&O Cass Railroad WV passed through lumber towns with sawmills at Denmar, Watoga and Spice Run. It passed through bustling towns like Ronceverte and Marlinton as well as farming communities like Spring Creek and Beard. Restored train depots at Clover Lick and Marlinton once hummed with freight and passengers. Today, the Cass Scenic Railroad WV is a favorite among bicyclists and tourists.

The Greenbrier River Trail has become one of the most popular activities for our guests and with good reason. The Greenbrier River valley is full of splendor in every season. We have included some tips, suggested rides/hikes and stops along the way to help you plan your activity on the trail. To make your visit more enjoyable remember:

  • Fat tire bicycles are easier to ride.
  • Bridges and tunnels may be hazardous.
  • Pack it in - Pack it out.
  • Be considerate of adjacent private land owners, stay on the trail.
  • Leave no trace.
  • Control your bicycle.
  • Always yield trail.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Leave all wildflowers for others to enjoy.

Two of our favorite rides:

Marlinton to Clover Lick ~ 15 miles

  • MP 56 - Marlinton. [Lodging, Toilets, Water] Depot visitor center. Full amenities.
  • MP 63.8 - [Camping, Toilets, Water] Table w/Fire ring.
  • MP 65.24 - Greenbrier River Bridge.
  • MP 65.28 - Sharps Tunnel. Work began in Sept. 1899. Tunnel is 511 ft. long.
  • MP 69.6 A - [Camping, Toilets, Water] Table w/Fire ring.
  • MP 71.2 - Cloverlick. Restored Depot. Site of agency station and telegraph office.

Clover Lick to Cass ~ 9.6 miles

  • MP 74.4 - Stony Bottom. [Lodging] Site of freight house and several small sawmills.
  • MP 76.8 - Sitlington. [Lodging] Site of agency station and telegraph office.
  • MP 79.4 - Northern Trail Head. Bike Deer Creek Rd. into Cass.
  • MP 8O.7 - Cass [Lodging, Camping, Toilets, Water] Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

Directions to North Caldwell Shuttle Pick-up
Access to North Caldwell - I-64E take exit 175 to Rt.60W 2.7 miles to Rt. 38 Stone House Rd. I-64W take exit 169 to Rt. 219N then 0.5 miles to Rt. 30 Brush Rd then 0.5 miles to Rt. 38 Stone House Rd.

If you would like more information, please call us at 304-572-3771, e-mail us, or use our online request form.


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