New River Trail

The New River Trail State Park is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic New River for 39 miles. The trail’s gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike and ride horses. Several places in the park provide bike rentals, boat launches and gift shops. Fishing is popular, and primitive camping sites dot the trail. Pulaski County hosts 18+ miles of the New River Trail, including the trailhead at Dora Junction. The Dora Trail connects the Town of Pulaski with the New River Trail. The 2.4 mile trail begins at the Historic Train Station (free parking) and heads east through town parks and across Peak Creek to Dora Junction.

Access Points:

Pulaski Train Station (Dora Trail) – From I-81 exit 89B, take US 11 North 4 miles, turn right on Xaloy Drive; then left into parking lot entrance (fee required).

Dora Junction – From I-81 exit 94, Route 99 West toward Pulaski. After 2 miles, turn right on Xaloy Drive; then left into parking lot entrance (fee required).

Draper – From I-81 exit 92, take Route 658 East to Draper. Stay right on Route 658 (Greenbriar Road). Left on Route 651 (Brown Road), right into lot (fee required).

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