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Roanoke: New River Trail (Hiwassee to Shot Tower)

This 15.9-mile hike or bike trip follows an abandoned railroad along the banks of the New River, which local geologists claim is the second oldest river in the world.

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To Trailhead

I-81 S to VA 99 S; in .4 mi., turn L onto Possum Hollow Rd. Turn R onto VA 672. Go .8 mi. S of Hiwassee, VA; park on R near bridge.

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