New River Trail


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Trail Guide for New River Trail State Park (SP) in Virginia. Published by Virginia State Parks.

WELCOME TO NEW RIVER TRAIL STATE PARK. To make your visit safe and more pleasant, we ask that you observe the following: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Park in designated areas only. Please note there is a parking fee charged year-round at all Virginia State Parks. Self-pay parking information is available at the contact station. PRESERVE – Help preserve your park. Please don’t cut or mar any plants or trees. Collecting animal or plant life is allowed only for scientific purposes by permit from the Richmond headquarters. Don’t feed any wild animals. ALCOHOL - State law permits alcohol use only in private areas (inside your cabin or camping unit) or in areas designated on permits issued by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. PETS - Pets are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pet. Pets must be attended at all times. DRONES AND OTHER AIRCRAFT - Drones, other unmanned aerial vehicles, including remote control aircraft, and aircraft in general may not be flown in state parks pursuant to 4VAC5-30-400. LITTER - Please help us keep the park clean by placing litter and recyclables in the proper receptacles and recycle centers or carrying out your trash. The releasing of balloons is not allowed. Decorative balloons must be deflated and disposed of as trash. FIRE - Help prevent wildfires. Fires must be confined to grills, camp stoves or designated fire rings. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished when left. Firewood is generally available for purchase at the park. Campers and guests may collect only downed and dead firewood. We enforce all seasonal and emergency bans on open fires. POLLUTION - Help reduce pollution. Please use trash cans or dumpsters where available. SWIMMING - There are no designated swimming areas in the park. Swimming or wading may be hazardous due to swift currents, sudden drop offs and unseen obstructions. CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT POLICY Camping: Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out 1 p.m. In many cases, campers may be accommodated prior to the official check-in. Please remember that only those 18 or older may register. The registrant is responsible for all occupants of the campsite. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy park amenities prior to check-in. EASY - From .5 to 1 mile; grades are short, typically fewer than 100 feet and less than 10 percent of the trail length; easily accomplished by all users, including the elderly and those with physical or mental disabilities, with little risk of injury or fatigue. CAMPING - Camping is allowed only in designated campgrounds and only after following the proper checkin procedure described in the Reservation and Fees Guide available at the park office. DIFFICULT The maximum overnight stay per park is 14 days in any 30-day period. PARKING - Only two motor vehicles are permitted on a campsite without incurring additional fees. Those with additional vehicles must pay a parking fee for each day the vehicle is in the park. Primitive, canoe-in and hike-in sites may have specific parking restrictions. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas. Lock valuables in your trunk and keep your vehicle locked when unattended. - From 1 to 5 miles; steepness and grade lengths vary; at least 60 percent of the length is fairly flat; healthy people can accomplish the trail with little risk of injury or fatigue. - Trail length is greater than 5 miles; more than 70 percent of the trail is on a grade; experienced hikers only or groups of three to five people recommended; there is a risk of overexertion or injury to those not conditioned. New River Trail State Park TRAIL GUIDE VIRGINIA STATE PARKS ARE A TONIC FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. Museums, visitor centers and nearby historic sites make state parks cultural treasures. The recreational opportunities in state parks are endless and easy to see – from swimming and boating to horseshoes and hiking, there’s always something to do in a Virginia State Park. GROUP EVENTS - A special use permit is required for all group events that involve amplified sound, catering, equipment rentals and vendor deliveries. PARK ACCESSIBILITY - We strive to make each park as barrier-free as possible. Universally accessible facilities are available throughout Virginia State Parks. GUESTS - Your guests are our guests. For everyone’s safety EMERGENCY - Emergency phone numbers are posted at QUIET HOURS - Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. INFORMATION - For more information on Virginia State Parks or to make a cabin or campsite reservation, call 800-933-PARK or visit The use of generators is prohibited at all times. DIFFICULTY SCALE MODERATE Campsite occupancy is a maximum of six people or the number of people in a single household. Two camping units are allowed per campsite. All camping units and equipment must be placed within the perimeter of the designated campsite without infringing on adjoining campsites or vegetation. Virginia State Parks TRAIL INFORMATION Overnight guests are encouraged to be familiar with the early departure policy since it impacts any refund due. The policy and frequently asked questions are here: FISHING - A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required. and security, please register all visitors with the park office or camp store. Visitors will not be admitted to camping and cabin areas unless so identified. Visitors are permitted only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The Customer Service Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on all state holidays. contact stations and other places in the park. For more information, visit or contact the park office. If you see suspicious activity, report it to park staff immediately. 116 Orphanage Drive Max Meadows, Virginia 24360 276-699-6778 WWW.VIRGINIASTATEPARKS.GOV 800-933-PARK New River Trail State Park Pulaski P1 Fort Chiswell Dora Junction P2 Biking Trail Boat Ramp I-81 Overpass Campground Discovery Center Draper P6 Gift Shop HT Hiking Trail Ne Ivanhoe River Bridge HT Horse Trailer * P31 Ivanhoe Park Office / Information Picnic Area Austinville P28 Picnic Shelter wR Lone Ash / Route 622 P19 Shot Tower Playground Foster Falls P24 Bertha ver Trai l5 Ri 7 m Ne w Horse Amenity i. Barren Springs/ Route 100 Big Reed Trestle Hoover Mountain Biking Area Allisonia P12 Hoover Mountain Bike Area Trail Map Restroom Buck Dam P34 Double Shoals Campground Brush Creek ula er ost To F Byllesby Dam Usage Difficulty H, B H, B H, B H, B H, B H, B H, B = Difficult ent gm Pi Umber Trail H = Hiking B = Biking = Easy = Moderate Trai l 1.1 0.15 0.2 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.1 ail Tr Miner's L o op es Pigment Trail Mileage Teal Green Yellow Tan Orange Blue Red il Tra e A = Handicap Accessible T Pigment Trail gh Line L oop Hi Min = Difficult Blaze Miner’s Loop Hercules Umber Hoover’s Downhill Pigment Highline Loop Paint Mine t Pain il Tra = Moderate Trail hill Trail own il 's D ra ver = Easy A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A kin imp aS Juli Hoover Parking Lot Hoo Galax HT H = Hiking B = Biking E = Equestrian H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E H, B, E Allisonia Parking Lot ry da Cliffview Galax P49 2.2 4.0 3.2 2.5 5.5 2.5 2.6 3.1 2.8 3.6 1.2 5.0 6.4 2.4 4.0 4.2 HT l rail er T Riv un Bo Galax to Cliffview Cliffview to Chestnut Yard Chestnut Yard to Gambetta Gambetta to Fries Junction Gambetta at SR 793 Fries Fries Junction to Fries P42 P45 Fries Fries Junction to Byllesby Dam Byllesby Dam to Buck Dam Buck Dam to Ivanhoe Ivanhoe to Austinville Chestnut Yard Austinville to Shot Tower Shot Tower to Foster Falls Foster Falls to Lone Ash Cliffview Campground Chestnut Creek Falls Lone Ash to Allisonia Allisonia to Hiwassee Dannelly Park Hiwassee to Draper Horse Draper to Dora Junction Campsites Fries Junction P40 Usage Difficulty Access New i Tra d Roa 693 rk Mileage d 693 oa sR Loop Miner's kins imp aS Juli Pa Segment P# indicates milage from Pulaski access. To P s Fall er cu l * Horse trailer parking is only allowed in the horse trailer parking sites. ski H Tunnel HT r Hiwassee River Bridge P10 HT Potable Water ive Trail Legend Parking Lot New River Trail 0 0.05 0.1 0.2 Miles Hoover Boundary

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