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New River Trail State Park

176 Orphanage Drive, Foster Falls, Max Meadows, VA 24360
+1 276-699-6778
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From Austinville to Galax on the Trail

The ride from Austinville to Galax is beautiful and the trail goes through several different types... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
margonc
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Davidson, North Carolina
via mobile
Wonderful state park

We reserve the picnic area for family get togethers and it is a wonderful location. The playground... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonsey1967
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Durham, North Carolina
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176 Orphanage Drive, Foster Falls, Max Meadows, VA 24360
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ride from Austinville to Galax is beautiful and the trail goes through several different types of landscapes (woods, river, pastures, bridges). It's slightly uphill in that direction so there is no coasting for those 23 miles. Although the return trip is slightly downhill, the...More

Thank margonc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserve the picnic area for family get togethers and it is a wonderful location. The playground is nice and there is lots of room for the kids to run and play within eye sight of the adults. Very clean. Portable potties close by and...More

Thank Jonsey1967
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Have visited the park often. It is good for camping, fishing, walking, horse riding, and kayaking. Their is no electricity or showers in the camp area and the swim area is ok but not great. Still the area is beautiful and the staff is very...More

Thank Neal R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Did about 10 miles total upriver & downriver from Shot Tower. What a nice rail trail! Plenty of history and things to see along the way. A very good riding surface. It has plenty of signage and access points and places to put in boats...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this river and trail in 4 different places on a beautiful fall day. Looked for a place to fish, but anywhere you could wade had very low water level due to the drought. Took lots of pictures and the locals were all very...More

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the Rails to Trails that runs from Galax Va. to Pulaski Va. which runs for 56 miles. Fabulous for Bikers of all levels. Do small segments or go for the distance. Many enjoy starting in the tiny town of Fries Va. We like...More

Thank Michael S
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at New River Trail State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for sharing the great tips for potential visitors to New River Trail State Park. I am glad you enjoy the trail so much. Please let us know if you ever see something that needs attention.

Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a most beautiful area to enjoy a day or more with camping sites too . My daughter and I go up to ride the horses . Very reasonable pricing.. We also take our bikes to enjoy the well kept bike trail. They are...More

Thank Ladyfromnc
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Have wanted to ride this trail for years. It did not disappoint. Would rate this #2 just behind the Virginia Creeper Trail. Virginia fall foliage predictions for 2016 were off - probably will peak nearer the end of October. Rode from the southern end (Fries)...More

1  Thank ShopTherapy
Reviewed 1 October 2016

While roaming around with a friend of mine, we happened on New River Trail State Park and took a look around. There was not much activity or any campers there, but a walk by the river was beautiful. There were canoes piled up that I...More

1  Thank AuntieM64
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at New River Trail State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

So happy you stumbled upon New River Trail State Park. It is a 57 miles long rails to trails conversion so it sounds like you just found Foster Falls, one of the "hubs" of the park. Be sure to check out our website for more...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Spent 4 days at this park over Labor Day weekend with a large group. Campsites were close to the river and very spacious. The Millrace campground where we stayed was central to all park amenities. We were within walking distance of the kayak, tube and...More

Thank Kim E
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jaydee112017
are leashed dogs allowed
14 January 2017|
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Response from neanderthal85 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but along the trail from the main store up to the Shot Tower, there was a lot of poison ivy just off the path, as well as places where our little one picked up a ticks. I would make sure to keep your dog from straying... More
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