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Very easy hike with some great scenery! Very well maintained

horseback riding
6 months ago

We are doing a research on the Shot Tower after we been there please answer this question

How far did the shot tower fall?

If you could help me that would me great!

Very interesting place that was used to make shot for ammunition not much of a walk around the grounds but definitely a must see if in the area you can go inside on Saturdays

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The New River Trail is a 57-mile long state park, of which 39 miles parallels the river. This is supposedly one of the world's top five oldest rivers, and one of the few that flows north. This section hike takes you on a short but very scenic 3-mile round trip between the Shot Tower (a state historical park) and Foster Falls, which has a campground right along the river and a number of recreational opportunities. I parked in the lot at the Shot Tower (just a stone's throw from I-77...take exit 24 and head approximately 2 miles north on Route 52 to the entrance road). The tower was built in 1807 to manufacture ammunition for firearms. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and one of only a few still remaining. It is open for tours on certain days. This part of the trail is great for getting exercise, taking in some history and pretty scenery and having a nice family outing.

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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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!

Monday, July 25, 2016