New River

Pulaski, Virginia

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Linear Park. It has a nice ring to it, and New river Trail State Park is Virginia's only one, all 55 official miles of it. If looking down into the churning white water of a mountain river hundreds of feet below weaken you grip on the handlebar, you'll need to dismount and walk across the trestles more than once. Likewise, if dark gives you anxiety attacks, you may want to travel prepared with a bike light. One tunnel is 229 feet long. The overall length makes riding the entire stretch in one day impractical for most. And the ride along America's second oldest river is too good to rush. So mount the panniers and stow the fly rod and camping equipment.

New River Professional Review and Guide

"Linear Park. It has a nice ring to it, and New river Trail State Park is Virginia's only one, all 55 official miles of it. If looking down into the churning white water of a mountain river hundreds of feet below weaken you grip on the handlebar, you'll need to dismount and walk across the trestles more than once.

Likewise, if dark gives you anxiety attacks, you may want to travel prepared with a bike light. One tunnel is 229 feet long. The overall length makes riding the entire stretch in one day impractical for most. And the ride along America's second oldest river is too good to rush. So mount the panniers and stow the fly rod and camping equipment."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Pulaski
Distance: 57
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,900 feet
Top Elevation: 2,150 feet
Local Contacts: New River Trail State Park, 540-699-6778.
Local Maps: Maps are available at the New River Trail State Park.
Driving Directions: Directions to New River

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5/28/2011
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Great Trail! Great Views! Moderate ride, can be done on a PathWay Bike, do not need a Mountan Bike.



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