Meadow River Trail | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Meadow River Trail is a planned 23.1-mile pathway that traces its scenic namesake river in Southern West Virginia’s Fayette and Greenbrier counties. It will run from Rainelle to Nallen and may one day connect to the Gauley River National Recreation Area at its northern end. The compacted stone trail will be suitable for walking, biking, fishing, and possibly horseback riding.

The rail-trail will follow a former CSX spur line built in 1907 that once serviced a lumber company. It will include two trestle bridge crossings over the Meadow River.

In 2016, 16.7 miles has been purchased and funded for development and another 6.4 has been purchased and yet to be developed.  Several miles of trail had been built and bridges decked but were destroyed in June 2016 floods.

Trail Manager Contact

Matt Ford, President
Greenbrier Environmental Group, Inc.
292 Oak Carriage Drive
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
Mobile: (304) 646-7616 | Office: (304) 520-4260

917 Canyon Road
Morgantown, West Virginia 26508


Trail Stats

Trail Status Under Construction
Trail End Points MP 27 (Rainelle) to MP 43.7 (Nallen)
Counties Fayette, Greenbrier
Trail Length 23.1 planned miles
Activities Hiking, Biking, Cross County Skiing, Horseback Riding
Trail Surface Crushed Stone
Trail Link Profile Profile
Parking and Trail Access

From Lewisburg, WV take I64W to Sam Black exit 156. Take RT 60 W. Travel approximately 20 miles to WV 41 S. Make right onto 41S. Nallen is 6 miles.

From Canyon Rim Visitors Center in Fayetteville, WV take RT 19 N to RT 60 E at Hico. Take RT 60 East. Travel approximately 12 miles to WV 41 S. Make left onto 41S. Nallen is 6 miles.