The New River Trail State Park is Virginia's longest linear state park. The park winds 57 miles through the counties of Carroll, Grayson, Pulaski and Wythe and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. It is recognized for connecting communities and providing links between people, land, history and culture.
New River Trail Today
A "Rails to Trails" project, the New River Trail State Park meanders through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties in southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and boating on or near the trail. There are many different access points along the trail, with the southern end beginning in Galax going 57 miles to the Town of Pulaski in the New River Valley. Information and parking at Shot Tower Historical State Park; at the Fries visitors center; and at the Cliffview visitors center, near Galax.