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Click here for maps of road and off-road bike trails in the New River Valley

NRV Trail Guide  

New River Valley Trail Guide

The NRV Trail guide offers desciptions and maps of 15 of the area's most popular hiking and biking trails.
Click here to read the New River Trail Guide

Dora Trail  

Dora Trail

The Dora Trail is the primary bicycle route and walking trail that connects the New River Trail to downtown Pulaski at the Pulaski Railway Station. For folks wanting to start their New River Trail journey in downtown Pulaski, the Dora Trail at the Station is the place to begin. Ample free parking, restroom facilities and a bicycle shop which provides sales, service and rentals are readily available. Retail outlets and eateries are also nearby. The 2-1/2 mile Trail provides a scenic route via Kiwanis Park, Heritage Park and along Peak Creek to the New River Trail near its northern terminal.



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Huckleberry Trail  

Huckleberry Trail

The Huckleberry Trail is an asphalt-paved bike/pedestrian path. The trail currently runs from the Blacksburg library to the New River Mall. There are distance markers every half mile. At 2.83 miles it crosses the road to Warm Hearth, at 3.43 miles it crosses Hightop, and at 3.90 it crosses Merimac. The total distance from the library to the mall is 5.762 miles.

There are benches spaced along the trail where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. Parking is available at both ends as well as near Warm Hearth and the Hightop and Merrimac crossings.

Blacksburg Entrance located on Miller Street, 201 Clay Street SW
Montgomery County Entrance located off of 751 Merrimac Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Christiansburg Entrance located at New River Valley Mall
We are working to extend the trail along 460 Bypass to the Hethwood community and eventually to Blacksburg's Gateway Park.
Click here to view a map of the Huckleberry Trail

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New River Trail

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. The New River Trail is Virginia’s longest linear state park. It takes you through two tunnels, three major bridges and 30 smaller bridges and trestles. The trail has become increasingly popular with bicyclists and is easily accessed via the Dora Trail beginning at the historic Railway Station in downtown Pulaski.
Click here to view a map of the northern and southern sections of the New River Trail

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Pandapas Pond Mountain Bike Trails  

Pandapas Pond Mountain Bike Trails

Located within cycling distance of Blacksburg, this park is nestled in the hills of Jefferson National Forest. Pandapas Pond has something for everyone - for a technically easy ride, hop onto the Poverty Creek Trail, which runs the length of the park, and then ride back on the fire road. For more of a more technical challenge, take any of the numerous side trails off of the Poverty Creek Trail or off the Fire Road, which are steep and intermittently rocky.

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Radford Mountain Bike Park  

Radford Mountain Bike Park

This 100 acre gem overlooking Claytor Lake Dam is Radford's newest area for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking and bird watching. Built to IMBA (International Mountain Biking) guidelines, this property features 12 trails that cover 8-10 miles of serene habitat. The trails vary from easy to advanced. You will see lots of birds, an occasional deer and even a view of Claytor Lake (top of trail 2).

Take I-81, exit #105. Follow the road toward Snowville, just under the interstate, 1st left on Peterson Drive, drive 0.1 mile and park beside the road at the gate as private vehicles are not allowed on the property.

A permit is required to mountain bike at the park. Please come by the City Manager's office, 619 Second St., between 8:30am - 5:00pm, M-F, to get a free permit. Questions can be directed to 540.731.3603.
Click Here For a Downloadable Map

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Radford Riverway  

Radford Riverway

Nearly 3miles of paved surface, ADA accessible multipurpose trail that traverses through Bisset andWildwood Parks. The trail connects the City of Radford to Radford University and serves as a recreation and local commuter route. Future plans include expanding the trail to into West Radford toward Forest Avenue and looping back to the existing terminus at Sundell Drive.



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