Shot Tower to Foster Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile out and back trail located near Austinville, VA. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, horses, and road biking. Horses are also able to use this trail.
New River Trail State Park 176 Orphanage Dr. Foster Falls, VA 24360
Great walk. The new river trail is wide and well maintained. You can park and visit the Shot Tower and walk to Foster Falls. The entire trail goes from Grayson County, Galax, Carroll County, Wythe County, and Pulaski County.
This is a great trail if you just want an easy day. It's flat and wide. Typically you can see people biking and riding horses. Great for training a dog to hike with you on a leash. Beware: there are some distractions along the way for the pups... Squirrels! The trail runs right along the New River, so it's a pretty walk too!