Steeped in rich history, the mountain town of Marlinton offers a glimpse at the area’s more industrial past while paying tribute to its beautiful natural scenery. The early logging companies laid the tracks that brought the trains into the area, which now move tourists and train-enthusiasts deep into the mountain forests. The early timbering boom has given way to snow skiing, mountain biking, hiking trails, and a 78-mile long Greenbrier River Trail. The town of Marlinton offers restaurants, lodging, and one-of-a-kind retail stores. The Greenbrier River Trail passes through the town, and this junction is an easy place to begin a hike or bike ride. Single-track mountain biking trails are accessible from downtown. While Marlinton is surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest with hiking and biking trails steps away from town, in a short drive, the Highland Scenic Highway offers many starting points for epic mountain biking and backpacking trips. Known for the eight rivers that originate here, Pocahontas County is a fishing paradise, too. Pocahontas County has five state parks and includes approximately 330,000 acres of the Monongahela National Forest. The Marlinton-White Sulphur Springs Ranger District Headquarters is located in Marlinton.

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  • Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Waterfall

  • Hiking

  • Kayaking

  • Biking

  • Skiing

  • Caving/Spelunkers


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