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New River Trail State Park

Location Southwest VA.
State(s) Virginia
Counties Carroll, Pulaski, Wythe, Grayson
Type Rail Trail
Length 57.00 Miles / 91.73 Km 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? Yes




photo: photo by Linda Richardson
photo by Linda Richardson

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.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: 8:00 AM - Time Closes: 10:00 PM


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 127 inches.

Primary Surface: Crushed Rock

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 4%

Elevation Low Point: 1865

Elevation High Point: 2360

Year Designated: 2002

Date Last Updated: 04/06/2017


Contact Information

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


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
New River Trail Website View/Download



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