West Virginia Dining, Hiking, Nature February 21, 2020
This Beautiful Hike In West Virginia Has A Mouthwatering Restaurant Right Along The Trail
There isn’t much better than a hike along a West Virginia river, unless maybe it’s a meal in one of West Virginia’s delicious restaurants. On the Greenbrier River Trail, you can do both!
The Greenbrier River Trail is built on an old railroad bed and is a hiking, biking and horseback riding trail that runs from Caldwell to Cass along the Greenbrier River.
It spans 78 miles and passes through several towns in eastern West Virginia, including Marlinton.
The rail-trail is the longest of its kind in West Virginia, crossing 35 bridges, passing through two tunnels, and partially entering the National Radio Quiet Zone (no cell service!).
The Greenbrier River Trail is one of 50 Millennium Legacy Trails in the United States and was rated one of the top 10 hiking trails in the country by Backpacker Magazine.
Not only is this trail a great option for a beautiful day hike, but just a block off the trail as it passes through Marlinton, West Virginia is a delicious restaurant beloved by trail users.
The Dirtbean Café and Bike Shop is a local favorite that has been around for years, but it recently moved to a new location.
Don't worry, it's still convenient to the rail trail: 818 2nd Ave, Marlinton.
It features fresh, creative, local food, a relaxed atmosphere, specialty coffee, craft beer, and vegetarian options.
There is even a bike shop attached for riders of the trail.
When you've finished your meal, explore Marlinton a bit or head back out to take on more of the trail!
Lace up your boots, hop on your bike, or saddle up your horse and check out one or two of these
78 breathtaking miles…and pop in and say hi to the folks at Dirtbean while you’re out. You won’t regret it!
Did you know there are more rail-trails in West Virginia? There are
over 60, according to West Virginia Rails To Trails, and we feature another of them here: The Abandoned Small Town Of Kaymoor In West Virginia Is Eerily Beautiful. Do you have a favorite? Address: Greenbrier River Trail, Marlinton, WV, USA Address: 818 2nd Ave, Marlinton, WV 24954, USA