New River Trail State Park, Max Meadows

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#11 of 33 in Trails in Virginia
New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world's oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north

* Two tunnels: 135 feet and 193 feet long

* Three major bridges: Hiwasee - 951 feet; Ivanhoe - 670 feet; Fries Junction - 1,089 feet

* Nearly 30 smaller bridges and trestles

*A shot tower used more than 200 years ago to make ammunition
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  • August 7, 2017
    New River Trail State Park is miles upon miles of trails, but near the middle of the trail is Foster Falls, the main hub of NRTSP. There is a nice visitor center where you can get goodies, but more im...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Absolutely loved this trail! I hadn't ridden a bike this far in years. The trail was primarily flat; some areas had more river scenery than others but all in all, it was beautiful. We stayed in New Ri...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    We came down to ride on the New River Trail. The first day we started in the park. There is a very nice gift shop by the parking lot where people can buy t-shirts and souvenirs.  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Started in Draper at the mercantile and bike shop and went little past Allisonia. Trail was in nice condition except for a few bumpy places. Lots of shade from trees helped us stay cool. Some trestle bridges need some planks replaced but otherwise were scenic. Very pretty countryside. Look forward to checking out other stretches of the trail
  • June 30, 2017
    Beautiful trails and facilities. Lots of people go for the horse riding opportunities, but it is just as enjoyable to go for walking and biking. While the trail itself offers a lot, the towns that surround that trails (Ivanhoe, Austinville, etc.) really have nothing in them as far as stores for supplies and things so be aware of that if you're going through certain sections of the trail.
  • July 5, 2017
    Our mini fridge did not work properly. The rooms state that you have ocean view but all you see is the sky and the tops of buildings. Other than that it was close to the beach and you had about 4 mile walk to different restaurants.
  • July 6, 2017
    This walking trail runs for about 23 miles and through various towns. Plus, it used to be a railroad so the trail is smooth, flat, and handicap accessible.
  • June 22, 2017
    Great family camping experience. Virginia takes great care of their parks and it shows!

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