Year after flood, entire Greenbrier River Trail reopens

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — 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.

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