Friday, August 28, 2015
Biking Virginia's New River Trail
New River Trail State Park is Virginia's longest linear state park, traversing 57 miles through four counties and three towns following the right-of-way of the Norfolk Southern Railroad which donated the land. The trail has numerous trailheads with parking, washrooms, picnic tables, and maps, and the multi-use trail is available for bikes, hikers, and equestrians. It runs from Pulaski on the north to Galax on the south, with 39 miles paralleling the New River, 12 miles along Chestnut Creek out of Galax, 1.5 miles on Claytor Lake (a wide point of the New River), and the remainder through rolling pasture land. Trailheads are well marked with directional signs to assist in finding them.