Year After Flood, Entire Greenbrier River Trail Reopens
A year after flooding severely damaged the Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia, all 78 miles of it has reopened.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the last remaining obstacle was removing debris that blocked an 11-mile section in Greenbrier County. Sam England, chief of the Parks and Recreation Section of the Division of Natural Resources said "the Godzilla of landslides" buried the section under a 600-foot-high, 300-foot-long pile of trees, brush, rock and mud.
With the debris removed and the hillside stabilized, the trail now rises about 18 feet above its original grade and users get a panoramic look at the Greenbrier River.
The trail passes through parts of Watoga and Cass Scenic Railroad state parks, Seneca and Calvin Price state forests, and the Monongahela National Forest.