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|Poor Ole' Joe guarding my bike while I fill my waterbottles.|
The New River Trail is an old railroad right of way along the New River in Southeastern Virginia that has been converted to a multi-use trail. (hikers, horses and bicycles) The trail runs from Galax, Virginia to Pulaski, Virginia and is 57 miles in length. It is also a Virginia State Park.
It took me approximately an hour and fifteen minutes to drive to the Shot Tower where I parked. The Shot Tower was built in the 1800s and used to manufacture shot for muskets.
|The Shot Tower along side The New River Trail.|
Make a day trip to The New River Trail if you get a chance. You will have a great time and it will be good for you! Below are several photos and a video I took today.
|The New River from the back of the Shot Tower.|
|Approaching Foster Falls on The New River Trail|
|The old train depot at Foster Falls has been converted into a state run store and information center.|
Note the green bike racks along the porch.
|There are many nice clean state maintained restrooms, like the one above along the trail.|
|Folks fishing from a boat in the New River.|
|My bicycle, complete with video camera mounted on the handlebars, along the New River.|
700 x 28 Ruffy Tuffy tires inflated to 80 psi worked well for this ride.
|Looking across The New River|
|Here I am with my bike. (taken with the camera timer)|
|Many sections of The New River Trail are covered by a canopy of trees.|