Guest River Railtrail


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Last additions - Guest River Gorge Railtrail, Virginia
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Queen Anns Lace755 viewsLate July on Guest River TrailJul 29, 2013
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Gone Fishin448 viewsFound this Great Blue Heron standing in teh Guest River fishing the little area between the rocks.Sep 20, 2011
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River Wall470 viewsNo, I didn't mean to say river walk. That really is a wall built in the edge of the river.

i would guess, due to it being located in the curve of the river, it prevents the railroad from being washed out.

Too much rain in the mountains makes great waterfalls but, is devastating to railroads that run along the banks of the river.
Sep 19, 2011
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Overhang466 viewsThe overhang above BJ's head go another 90 ft. out of camera field.

More typical Guest River.
Sep 19, 2011
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The Trail477 viewsThe surface of Guest River gorge Railtrail is the best we have seen, bar none.

If you live in Tri-Cities area of Tennessee or SW Virginia and want to ride long distances I would suggest I-81.

If you want a short bike ride with breath taking scenery drive up to Coeburn, Va.
Sep 19, 2011
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Waterfall Exit456 viewsWhen one decides to build a railroad in front of a waterfall what do you do with the waterfall after the water has fallen?

Easy, build a culvert, or trestle if you like, cover it with dirt and lay the tracks over it.

The water exits to the river and the tracks don't get washed away.
Sep 19, 2011

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Overhang466 viewsThe overhang above BJ's head go another 90 ft. out of camera field.

More typical Guest River.
Oct 13, 2019 at 09:44 AM
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Doug Hale407 viewsSee our "Featured" on Doug Hale. The little plaque under his hand is dedicated to him for his contribution to Guest River Gorge Railtrail.

I am richer because I met Doug and no, I didn't mug him. Besides Doug is still not a pushover. :)
Oct 13, 2019 at 09:44 AM
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Walkers!307 viewsThese dang things make great walkers, just wish they had bigger baskets on them.

Actually, BJ and oldalbatross at the end of Guest River.
Oct 13, 2019 at 09:44 AM
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Guest River398 viewsThis is typical of what you will see of the Guest River.

There are a couple of larger cascades that I could not get to due to time restrictions but, rest assured I will return in the Fall when the leaves are gone.
Oct 13, 2019 at 09:44 AM
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Mile marker 5.8 305 viewsEnd of the trail at mile marker 5.8, punctuated by an oncoming train. This is where the spur from Coeburn, Va. connected to the Clinchfield, now the CSX. railroad.Oct 13, 2019 at 09:43 AM
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Cheat!370 viewsI zoomed in on this little cascade and used filters but, it's still pretty.

located on the last bridge before the trail ends in a train coming at you.

BJ wasn't too happy about the train deal, she has this thing about trains.

Not to worry, the railtrail is on what used to be a spur and the train missed.
Oct 13, 2019 at 09:43 AM