Droop Mountain Tunnel - Greenbrier River Trail, WV
Posted by: garmin_geek
N 38° 01.281 W 080° 16.458
17S E 563696 N 4208432
Quick Description: Droop Mountain Tunnel on the Greenbrier River Trail, MilePost MP-30.9
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 12:15:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM5MD0
The Greenbrier River Trail is a 79 mile (120 kilometer) long rail-to-trail conversion in Eastern West Virginia. The former C&O railroad right of way winds its way through the spectacular scenery of the Greenbrier River Valley in Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties. Directly adjacent to the beautiful Greenbrier River, the packed gravel trail passes through the Monongahela National Forest, Cass, Watoga, and Droop Mountain State Parks and Greenbrier and Seneca State Forests and is surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains. The state-maintained trail takes bicyclists and hikers through quaint small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels.
The trail is level throughout and the surface is generally hard packed, but varies from rough to fine gravel. Bicycles with large tires are recommended. Cross-country skiers will require at least six inches of snow to avoid damage from protruding gravel.
Restroom facilities and approved drinking water sources have been developed along the Trail. New interpretive signs let visitors know the natural and human history of the area. Several "primitive" camping sites are near or adjacent to the trail. See our pages for lodging, shuttles and other services.
Construction: Natural - No lining
Rail Status: No
Current status: Recreation Path
Original Use: Other / Misc.
The "Other End": N 38° 01.243 W 080° 16.370
Tunnel Length: 402.00
Suggested Parking Area: N 37° 59.405 W 080° 21.402
Website: [Web Link]
Date Built: Completed May 1900
Date Abandoned: unknown
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