South Fork New River Greenway

North Carolina

South Fork New River Greenway Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Watauga
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: Just north of Brookshire Park and Casey Lane and New River Hills Road
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8779766
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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South Fork New River Greenway Description

The South Fork New River Greenway offers a winding, paved pathway through the town of Boone, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Brookshire Park is at the northern end of the trail and Watauga High School is at the southern end. Midway, the nearly 2-mile trail heads under U.S. 421, providing a safe and covenient route for students to get from school to the park, where they can play tennis or soccer, or simply enjoy the open fields.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available towards the north end of the trail in Brookshire Park (250 Brookshire Road).

South Fork New River Greenway Reviews

I live in Boone NC. Finding a relatively level place to ride and walk can be a challenge in the mountains. The South Fork New River Greenway, along with its sister Boone Greenway provide a very nice trail system.

The New River Greenway, just completed the underpass under route 421 earlier this year. With this underpass, there is now easy and safe access from Brookshire park, north to the soccer fields, and south under US-421 and along a section of lightly traveled road, to the Boone Greenway. These two Greenways now provide a continuous 7 to 8 mile Greenway along the South Fork of the New River. Excellent for short bike rides or walking/running.

Side trails lead to some more hilly terrain. And the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park is only about a mile away.

I understand there are plans to extend the trail system south toward Blowing Rock and North towards Todd. I certainly hope these planned extensions are completed soon.

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