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Things to Do


biking through the meadows of pocahontas countyThirteen miles of trails crisscross the forest offering everything from glimpses of rare Kate's Mountain flora to a fitness trail near the picnic area.  Several miles of forest management roads provide additional hiking and biking opportunities.

For trail descriptions, click here.
For forest map, click here.

Disc Golf

An 18-hole permanent disc golf course was established at Greenbrier State Forest in 2009. The landscape features open long course on the front nine and tight wooded and sloped terrain on the back nine. Tees are grass with natural boxes and holes feature DISCatcher chain baskets. Par for the course is a 54 and overall course length is 4090 ft.


During the summer season, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Greenbrier State Forest heated pool provides an ideal spot to exercise or just relax.  In 2014 the swimming  pool will open on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and will be open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) through June 10, 2014.  From June 11 – August 15 the pool is opened Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Monday. Swimming will be weekend only from August 16 – Labor Day. 

The recent pool renovation included new gunite pool basin, new piping and mechanicals and a new wading pool with spray features.  The bathhouse and pool are fully accessible at Greenbrier State Forest.  The pool hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. on week days openings,  Friday - Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12 years of age.  Season passes and books of passes are available. 


swimming pool at greenbrierNumerous picnic sites are offered for forest guests.  This area is furnished with tables, fireplaces, drinking water, toilet facilities and two reservable shelters. 
Accessible shelter and picnic sites are available.

Game Courts

An archery field range, muzzleloading rifle range, horseshoes and volleyball are available.  Playground equipment is provided at the picnic areas.


In season, hunting is permitted on the forest. 

The nearby Greenbrier River affords some of the finest smallmouth bass fishing opportunities in the eastern U. S. Stream and lake fishing is available nearby. 
Some of the more popular species include trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass,
crappie, bluegill, catfish and walleye.

West Virginia state hunting/fishing licenses are required.


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