Pulaski County Virginia

Outdoor Adventure

New River Trail State Park

Tressel on the New River Trail
New River Trail

New River Trail State Park offers a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad bed. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city of Galax. The trail’s gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike and ride horseback. The park’s Foster Falls area offers guided horseback trips; canoe, tubes and bike rentals; boat launches; gift shops; and a horse arena. Fishing is popular, and primitive campsites dot the trail. Except for a two-mile section, the trail is available for horseback riding. Equestrian campsites are available.

New River Trail State Park


Enjoy views of the mountains, the New River, and abandoned railroads while trekking 57 breathtaking miles of continuous trail that features two entry points in Pulaski County.

  • Two Entry Points in Pulaski County
    • Pulaski Train Depot
    • The Dora Junction in Draper
  • Runs Parallel to the New River for 39 miles
  • Two tunnels and many bridges
  • Walking/hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Two local parks within the New River Trail:
    • Heritage Park
    • Kiwanis Park