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Last additions - Guest River Gorge Railtrail, Virginia
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Queen Anns Lace517 viewsLate July on Guest River TrailJul 29, 2013
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Gone Fishin264 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 Wall282 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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Overhang269 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 Trail275 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 Exit268 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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The Star167 viewsThe river is the star. None of the scenery of the gorge would be here without the river.Dec 14, 2018 at 07:43 AM
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Mile marker 5.8 159 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.Dec 14, 2018 at 07:43 AM
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One Of Four166 viewsFrom the time you get out of the car in the parking lot at the trailhead you hear Guest River roar.

On four accounts you hear the river and a falls roaring.
Dec 12, 2018 at 05:28 PM
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Doug Hale218 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. :)
Dec 12, 2018 at 05:27 PM
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Cheat!191 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.
Dec 12, 2018 at 05:26 PM
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Waterfall Exit268 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.
Dec 12, 2018 at 05:26 PM