Meadow River Rail-Trail to link Raine...

Meadow River Rail-Trail to link Rainelle, Nallen

There are 17 comments on the Register-herald.com story from Oct 25, 2009, titled Meadow River Rail-Trail to link Rainelle, Nallen. In it, Register-herald.com reports that:

Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced Friday that the National Park Service has agreed to assist both Fayette and Greenbrier county commissions in converting a 17-mile stretch of abandoned railroad line into a recreational trail.

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Bowhead

United States

#1 Oct 29, 2009
It should be great
4 wheeler

United States

#2 Feb 11, 2010
Bowhead wrote:
It should be great
if you like to bike and hike, they will not be allowing 4 wheelers

“Livin' on the River”

Since: Jan 10

The Boondocks

#3 Feb 11, 2010
I used to live near that trail and walked it all the time. It's really pretty there.
just wondering

Advent, WV

#4 May 10, 2010
i use to live in nallen and walked the tracks all the time to fish it will be great for the fishermen just like the rails to trails in richwood
Wondering

AOL

#5 Mar 11, 2011
Where are they on this project?
super-trician

Princeton, WV

#6 Apr 25, 2012
sounds great except for one thing, those of us who would rather not bike or hike and have ridden that trail for years to fish and camp..i say to hell with the park service and their money, it will be just like the lower new..us folks who live here arent allowed to use it the way we grew up using it!! Just goes to show you this state is more worried about the tourists than its own damn residents!!
mr_funny

Beckley, WV

#7 Apr 26, 2012
super-trician wrote:
sounds great except for one thing, those of us who would rather not bike or hike and have ridden that trail for years to fish and camp..i say to hell with the park service and their money, it will be just like the lower new..us folks who live here arent allowed to use it the way we grew up using it!! Just goes to show you this state is more worried about the tourists than its own damn residents!!
Oh like there isnt enough places to run fourwheelers and stuff, you can basically make your own trails, i went on this one trail that linked rupert to rainelle and it was awesome!!! IM glad to see the rails to trails come to the western end, it will bring in new people to the area.
beachbumm

Maiden, NC

#8 Apr 27, 2012
where is the abandoned railroad in Rainelle
Would you feel safe

Ardsley, NY

#9 Jun 14, 2012
At the newer trail above the park in Quinwood- I was walking with a friend and there were needles laying on the ground! It was really scary- what if a child had found them? Stepped on them? This end of greenbrier county can't have nice things because of the druggies- it's really sad!
Karen

Boston, VA

#10 Aug 30, 2012
As a mountain bike enthusiast, I am SO excited about the trail!! What a great way to combine fitness and enjoyment of our beautiful meadow river.
Canny950

Princeton, WV

#11 Feb 19, 2014
beachbumm wrote:
where is the abandoned railroad in Rainelle
Doesn't exist - yet. They don't even own the last 5 miles to Rainelle. Co Commission report Jan 2014, they have most of the money, are going to begin building the 3 bridges this spring and work on surfacing the trail from the Nallen end. They expect that once the RR sees how serious they are after all this, that the RR will sell them the last 5 miles to Rainelle. I find this a dubious way to approach this, but what do I know? I just live here and ride elsewhere.
Rider

Ada, OH

#12 Apr 22, 2014
Does anyone know why they blocked the old railroad grade at Bayder Falls. They actually blocked a triangle...1. at Bayder Falls, 2. Along Meadow River at Nallen and 3. up from the bridge that crosses Meadow River on Rt. 19. I seen on the news that they closed the first tunnel due because of safety issues but they are planning to build a trail around it. My mom loved to go riding down there it was so nice and on of the things she enjoyed at her age. Also, people that came in from DC would rock climb there. There are several books written detailing the trail, the rock climbing and the beauty of the area with directions published in the Washington DC area. Whoever did this is not thinking of the locals or the tourist.
curious

Snover, MI

#13 Apr 25, 2014
Rider wrote:
Does anyone know why they blocked the old railroad grade at Bayder Falls. They actually blocked a triangle...1. at Bayder Falls, 2. Along Meadow River at Nallen and 3. up from the bridge that crosses Meadow River on Rt. 19. I seen on the news that they closed the first tunnel due because of safety issues but they are planning to build a trail around it. My mom loved to go riding down there it was so nice and on of the things she enjoyed at her age. Also, people that came in from DC would rock climb there. There are several books written detailing the trail, the rock climbing and the beauty of the area with directions published in the Washington DC area. Whoever did this is not thinking of the locals or the tourist.
I would like to know that also. Me and my family liked riding there and camping down there.
Canny950

Princeton, WV

#14 Jul 24, 2014
Update from Greenbrier Co Commission Mtg, July 2014. Bridge at Russellville has been contracted out for repair, surfacing is in the near future, 1 bridge to be contracted out this Fall. They are planning on Rainelle being a 'railhead' BUT STILL DO NOT OWN THE 5 MILES FROM RAINELLE that would connect and give the public access. People on the Nallen end will be able to ride this long before the folks in Greenbrier County (unless one drives all the way over there.)
Canny950

Princeton, WV

#15 Jan 22, 2016
Jan 2016
Cost of trail now about 2 million and still no trail head on 'southern end'. Greenbrier County residents still have to drive all the way to Nallen to access this. This trail was planned, but was it good planning? If the last 5 miles are never acquired, how many Greenbrier residents actually get to use it?
Canny950

Lewisburg, WV

#16 Jun 17, 2016
6/17/16 It appears to be about 6 years since the MRT was proposed. Supposed to be purchasing the last 6.9 miles from CSX very soon. At the rate it's been going, I would venture a final completion date of 2019. Hope Doug Hylton proves me wrong.
Canny950

Princeton, WV

#17 Tuesday Jul 31
Set out 7/29/18, from parking lot at Quinwood/Nutterville road (Nallen end), to see 1st hand the condition of the trail. If the 4 wheelers weren't using it to get from point A to point B, it would be impassable in places. They have cut downed trees and repaired washed out bridges enough for them to cross. Which meant I was able to ride my bike up about 6 miles. The washed out bridge laying in the river is somewhere beyond my end point. The last portion of the trail into Rainelle has been purchased. Construction and trail repair is supposed to begin "in the near future". They are hopeful of completion by 2019. When the trees turn in the fall, that 6 mile section will be a pretty ride. Mountain bike tires are a must as some of the trail is rough/rocky.

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