New River Trail Cruise

Galax, Virginia 24333

New River Trail Cruise

New River Trail Cruise Professional Review and Guide

"A bicycle tour along the New River Trail can take you back fifty or sixty years; it can also take you back more than 100 million years. It all depends on your perspective and the elasticity of your imagination. The New River is the second-oldest river in the world and dates back geologically more than 100 million years. Get out on the trail, scan the water rushing past high rock cliffs, and ponder that.

As you pedal you will also see clear, tangible evidence of a once-thriving railroad culture. There are two tunnels and three major bridges to remind you that a railroad once roared alongside the river, rattled across bridges, and roared through these tunnels. There are also abandoned mills and industrial sites to visit. Terrain: originally engineered as a railroad line, the trail is relatively flat with an occasional, slight uphill grade."

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Trail Information

Galax
Nearby City
26.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Year-round
Season
New River Trail State Park 703-699-6778
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Jul 2018