the weather before you go.
New River State Park The official site.
description A section by section
guide of the trail.
State Parks The state park site.
outfitter that rents bikes and provides shuttles.
Map your route to the trail-head
(On the trail)
are two official campgrounds for the park. Reservations are required
for both. Walk ins are not allowed.
236-8889 Directions: Take State Route 58 to Galax.
Go north on SR 887 to Cliffview Road (SR 721). The parking area
is on the left, across from the Cliffview Mansion and Cliffview
699-6778 Near the Shot Tower State Park Directions: From
I-77, take Exit 24. Go east on State Route 69 to SR 52. Go north
to SR 608. Go east and follow signs.
park is patrolled by Park Rangers in four wheel drive vehicles.
The rule most often enforced is the leash law. All dogs must be
kept on a leash at all times. I have witnessed Park Rangers issuing
a ticket for this violation neat Ivanhoe.
trail is shared by hikers, horses and bicycles. The grade is gentle
and the path is smooth. There is a lot to see along this trail including
many old industrial sites that pre-date the war between the states.
The scenery is much like what you would expect to see in Ireland,
rolling hills punctuated by livestock in pastoral scenes. This is
a must see for "Rails to Trails" enthusiasts.