New River Trail State Park, Max Meadows

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New River Trail is one of our 37 Virginia State Parks. Please visit our official page at

New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world's oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north

* Two tunnels: 135 feet and 193 feet long

* Three major bridges: Hiwasee - 951 feet; Ivanhoe - 670 feet; Fries Junction - 1,089 feet

* Nearly 30 smaller bridges and trestles

*A shot tower used more than 200 years ago to make ammunition
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  • Went to Foster Falls and walked down to the water. Very nice views of the New River and the camping areas in the area are great.  more »
  • Wonderful trail, great for biking or horse riding, all by the river, wooded, nice and long, with several access points.  more »

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