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New River Trail State Park

New River Trail State Park offers a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad bed. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city of Galax. The trail’s gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike, and ride horseback.

The latest addition to the New River Trail State Park is Hoover Mountain Bike Complex (pictured to the left). Bike four miles of colorful scenic mountain trails. The site used to serve as a mining area for Hoover Color Corporation.


Runs parallel to the New River for 39 miles
Two tunnels and many bridges
3 entry points:
The Dora Junction
Hiwasse Bike Trail Parking
Horseback riding
3 local parks within New River Trail:
Heritage Park
Kiwanis Park
Hoover Mountain Bike Trail

Enjoy views of the mountains, the New River, and abandoned railroads while trekking 57 breathtaking miles of continuous trails that features three entry points in Pulaski County.

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