PROJECT TRAIL: Meadow River Trail


The Meadow River Trail is a planned 16.7-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 unpaved 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.


All project trails listed on are in various phases of development and may not be open for public use. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy does not manage any trails listed on To learn more about the current status of trail development, please look in the "Related Links" section below to find contact information for the local organization or agency responsible for trail management.