Skiing, hiking, biking, birding...have we got a trail for you.
The incomparable beauty of Pocahontas County is never more spectacular then when seen from one of our acclaimed trails. Over 800 miles of trails lead to high mountain peaks, cascading rivers and thunderous waterfalls.
A vast network of hiking and biking trails can be found throughout the county in the Monongahela National Forest and within our state parks, state forests, and rail-trails.
|Greenbrier River Trail|
|West Fork Trail|
|Cranberry Wilderness Area|
Greenbrier River Trail
One of West Virginia’s most successful rail-to-trail conversions, the Greenbrier River Trail has been named the Millennium Legacy Trail for West Virginia. Extending 78 miles and traversing 35 bridges and two tunnels, the Trail parallels the longest free flowing river in the east, the Greenbrier River, and features some of the most spectacular pastoral and woodland scenery West Virginia has to offer.
The Trail can be accessed from several points, including the southern terminus in Greenbrier County near Caldwell and the northern terminus near Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
West Fork Trail
The West Fork Trail, located in northern Pocahontas County, follows the old railroad grade 26 miles along the West Fork of the Greenbrier River, from the south trailhead in Durbin north to Glady. The Trail has a very gentle grade and is exceptionally scenic with wildflowers in the spring and summer months and gloriously colored vistas in the autumn.
The Trail offers access to a more remote section of the Greenbrier watershed and provides an excellent backcountry experience. Durbin, at the southern end, provides perfect access and supplies. Backpacking and camping are also popular on this nearly flat trail surface of crushed limestone. Loop opportunities off Burner and Allegheny Mountain offer two-day hikes and all day bike riding. Cross country skiing is exceptional along this trail in the winter.