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Beautiful as ever!

Had a little time to spend, so decided to go to NRTSP and to Shot Tower. It was a bit on the cool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue L
Scouting hike

This is a great out and back trail perfect for scouting requirements. We went in the snow and that... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Hickory, North Carolina
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176 Orphanage Dr, Foster Falls, Max Meadows, VA 24360-3067
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a little time to spend, so decided to go to NRTSP and to Shot Tower. It was a bit on the cool side, but still beautiful regardless of the season. We had the place pretty much to ourselves, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue L
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great out and back trail perfect for scouting requirements. We went in the snow and that provided a little challenge. There are plenty of benches along the route

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank saulpavsr
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Of you're on I-77 with your bicycle get off at Poplar Springs. Go to Shot Tower Park and ride for a spell. It's a flat 57 mile trail suitable for almost all types of bicycles and riders. There are places to stop and get a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have ridden this trail several times over the years, most recently on August 24, 2018. Weather was beautiful! Trail is well maintained. We entered at Cliffview and rode to Austinville then back...about 40 miles. We did encounter horses, but riders were very courteous. Plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emmett10692
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Have biked this trail a few times, starting at Foster Falls. Have also kayaked/fished this area and use the park as a put-in for the boats. The bike trail is wonderfully maintained and mostly flat. It is an easy ride for even the most beginner...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a beautfiul trail to bike ride on. We went into the State Park to unload the bike. The cost is 5.00. The state park has a store, nice bathrooms, a big picnic area with shelters. There is access to the river to swim...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kim C
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Five of us recently hiked a portion of the 57 mile New River Trail. It is scenic and easy. We had a mother deer and fawn cross in front of us. We also observed a deer crossing the river. We passed several nice bathrooms, which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cassandra E
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Rode the trail today from Foster Falls State Park’s to Draper and back. It’s a round trip of about 37 miles. On the way out we encountered a huge tree on the trail and we had to walk our bikes around it. By the time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M7133ETanns
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I had spent several hours sightseeing when I ran across an access to the New River Trail system at Shot Tower. I walked it for a bit and if I had had more energy, or more time in the day, I would have spent more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Booperskp
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We stayed in a cottage right on the trail at the Cliffview Trailhead. Got in on a late afternoon, unloaded our bikes and checked out the trail to Galax & back (flat, no horses permitted on this section & well used, maybe 6 miles RT)....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Beth M
October 11, 2018|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
We have had some flooding along the river so I suggest you call the park office at 276-699-6778 for some guidance.
Jan F
September 25, 2018|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Draper has the Draper Meecantile with food and neat gift items.
Jan F
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Cassandra E | Reviewed this property |
Your traditional bike will work fine!