The Warrenton Branch Greenway follows a segment of the old Warrenton Branch Spur railroad, running 1.5 miles between the trailhead behind the restaurant at the depot in downtown Warrenton (4th St. near Lee St.) and Castle Kingston Lane just east of the Bypass (US 15/17/29).
The trail is great for railroad history buffs: you can see an old turntable and a retired caboose, the latter donated by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. In addition there are plans to build an amphitheater at the depot end of the trail, which would use a railroad flat car for a stage.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking for the trail is available at both end points: at the depot off 4th Street in downtown Warrenton and at the end of Castle Kingston Lane, west of the Bypass.
Great walk for kids!
This trail starts at an old renovated caboose and travels for a mile an a half- a perfect distance for kids who are learning how to ride bikes or young walkers. Old railroad signs have been placed along the trail and an old railroad turntable was uncovered ...