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Level: Easiest
Length: 51 mi (82.1 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,093/ -1,308 ft
Total: 55 riders

Mountain Biking New River Trail State Park

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#50 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#1,747 in the world

The New River Trail State Park is a very senic ride on an old abandon railroad bed. It is a smooth hard packed surface which is great for a leisure ride. The grade is only 1 to 2 percent and is slightly downhill ride if you start in Galax. The trail follows the senic Chestnut Creek and then the New River which is one of the oldest rivers in the world. There are 2 tunnels and a water fall and many bridge crossings over the river and creek. Great ride for the family anytime of the year and it is incredible in the fall with the fall colors.

For more info call 276-236-5900.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Exit 14 off of Interstate 77 on to Highway 58 to Galax. Go West on Highway 58 for 10 miles to Galax. You see the New River State Park Sign on your right which is just after crossing the Chestnut Creek Bridge and just before you get to Highway 89 and Main Street.

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Q: Could you please send info. on bike rental...would need 9 bikes, two of them would need baby carriers if possible. Cost of rental?