New River Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

New River Trail is a 49.7 mile moderately trafficked 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.

DISTANCE
49.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

New River Trail State Park 176 Orphanage Dr. Foster Falls, VA 24360

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is a Rail to Trail that is great nice views of the river most of the way. lots of parking areas along the trail not many shuttle options the one i found was very accommodating ( New River Rentals ) in Fries. We rode it in 2 days 1 day Galax to Fries to Foster Falls 39.6 miles day 2 Foster Falls to Pulaski 22.2 miles. not very crowed, shaded most of the way.

mountain biking
2 months ago

6 months ago

quiet enjoyable

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

fly fishing
Sunday, October 25, 2015

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.

mountain biking
Thursday, December 27, 2012