New River Trail State Park

photo: photo by Linda Richardson Type: Rail Trail
Length: 57.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Southwest VA.
States: Virginia
Counties: Carroll, Pulaski, Wythe, Grayson
Latitude: 36.81987   Longitude: -80.95118

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Description

New River Trail State Park is one of Virginia's most unique parks, following a relatively recent trend in public parks - the linear park or greenway. Still under development, New River Trail is a 57 mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park meanders through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski Counties in Southwest Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. This park also serves as a link to numerous other outdoor recreational areas, including a town park in Fries, Mt. Rogers National Recreational Area, two Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries boat launches and Shot Tower State Historical Park. New River Trail is also just minutes from Clayton Lake State Park and Grayson Heights State Park.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 4%
Elevation Low Point: 1,865
Elevation High Point: 2,360
Year Designated: 2002

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: New River Trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Mark Hufeisen
Park Manager
VA. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
New River Trail State Park
176 Orphanage Dr.
Foster Falls , VA 24360
(276) 699-6778
mhufeisen@dcr.st.va.us
http://www.dcr.st.va.us/parks

 

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