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221 Access Area: Hickory Trail

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221 Access Area: Hickory Trail

Hickory Trail, US Hwy 221 Access, New River State Park

This moderate one mile trail begins on the east side of the park and traverses along side of the ridge above the river. The view is mostly of the contours of the land. This trail crosses the road and follows through a forest of Montane Oak, Hickory, Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron. It connects to the Campground Spur Trail. To get your TRACK Trail adventures, please visit the trailhead kiosk located just outside the entrance of the Park’s Visitor Center.

Trail Location: 
US Hwy 221 Access
Trail Length: 
1.00 miles
Trail Type: 
Round Trip
Trail Difficulty: 
Trail Use: 
Discovery/Interpretive Trail
Trail Surface: 
Natural surface
Trail Blaze: 

New River State Park

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel SpringsNC 28644
Latitude: 36.467680
Longitude: -81.340350

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