New River Trail State Park

photo:  Photo by Jim Schmid.

Length: 57.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Rail Trail
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $2.00

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing

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Location: Southwest VA.
State(s): Virginia
Counties: Carroll, Pulaski, Wythe, Grayson
Longitude: -80.95118
Latitude: 36.81987

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New River Trail State Park is one of Virginia's most unique parks, following a relatively recent trend in public parks - the linear park or greenway. Still under development, New River Trail is a 57 mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park meanders through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski Counties in Southwest Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. This park also serves as a link to numerous other outdoor recreational areas, including a town park in Fries, Mt. Rogers National Recreational Area, two Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries boat launches and Shot Tower State Historical Park. New River Trail is also just minutes from Clayton Lake State Park and Grayson Heights State Park.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 4%
Maximum Grade: 4%
Elevation Low Point: 1,865
Elevation High Point: 2,360
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: New River Trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Mark Hufeisen
Park Manager
VA. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
New River Trail State Park
176 Orphanage Dr.
Foster Falls, VA 24360
(276) 699-6778
[email protected]



 Photo by Jim Schmid.

Photo by Jim Schmid.

 Photo by Jim Schmid.

Photo by Jim Schmid.


 Photo by Jim Schmid.

Photo by Jim Schmid.

 Photo by Jim Schmid.

Photo by Jim Schmid.


 Photo by Jim Schmid.

Photo by Jim Schmid.


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