New River Trail is a 49.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Fries, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.
New River Trail State Park 176 Orphanage Dr. Foster Falls, VA 24360
Beautiful spot to view from up high, but not very convenient to access the river from Galax or Fries. I have family with a cabin and have visited for fly fishing. Otherwise the parking nearby has a fee.
•Galax - Parking is available where Route 58 crosses Chestnut Creek. Parking fee required.
•Cliffview - Take Route 58 to Galax;
•Fries - From Route 94, go south to town. Parking is available near the town park. Parking fee required.