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mountain biking
10 days ago

Nice *easy* gravel/sand trail on *pedal assisted bikes* as we are not fit & are getting back into biking (you must pedal but there are 3 levels of assistance while pedaling). Could be a bit muddy if its rained. It would be much nicer if they had trail maps at entrance points with milage charts showing how far it is from "here" to "there" Cell networks are unavailable for the majority of the trail. You need to know ahead of time how far your destination is & have a mileage counter & downloaded map. Did not find any shuttles in early August. It would be another bonus allowing you to ride/walk to a destination-have lunch & take yourself/ bikes back to your parking area.

If you are looking for a flat surface to walk, run, bike, or ride a horse on, this is a nice trail. It’s about 4.5 miles round trip from the parking area to the restroom. Points of interest include the New River, and an old railroad tunnel and trestle.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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
Sunday, July 16, 2017

This is a section of the New River Trail that starts in Galax that follows the Chestnut Creek then meets the leg going to Fries or Pulaski

Excellent hike! Trail was very well kept. Restroom facility located at Fries Junction at your turn around point. If you have any interest in the railroad this would be a must as this section of the tail includes 1 of only 2 tunnels on the whole trail system, along with a massive steel bridge.

Trail partially shaded by trees and the cool tunnel provide some relief from the heat.

Trail is moderately used. During a two hour period a total of 8 other parties were encountered.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

quiet enjoyable

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
Saturday, July 15, 2017

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, December 27, 2012