Wellness Trails

Giles County is blessed with abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and this site is designed to raise awareness of existing trails that provide opportunity to improve cardiovascular health and to meet your neighbors. Each trail is shown in Google Maps which help to provide an overview of the area as well as get you directions to each site.
Pembroke Park Trail

This .48 mile trail has very little grade change and a gravel surface. The trail traverses around Treasure Island Playground as well as the Pembroke baseball fields. The trail is located such that it receives lots of sun and has a water fountain available. Located at the end of Castle Rock Dr. in Pembroke.

Newport Recreation Trail

This .26 mile trail has very little grade change and offers a gravel surface. The trail encircles the community baseball field and makes a great outdoor trail for walking or running. The trail is utilized by a community club called the Walkers in Newport (WIN) that have logged over 56,000 miles since January 1, 2014. Virtually walking to other Newports around the world they have visited more than 80 Newports in 9 different countries. Located on Bluegrass Trail outside of downtown Newport.

Giles County Wellness Center Trail

This .12 mile trail has very little grade change and a gravel surface. The trail is contiguous to the Giles County Wellness Center and offers members a great outdoor trail for walking or running. Located on Clendennin Rd. across from the Celanese Plant.

Penvir Trail

This .31 mile trail has very little grade change and a gravel surface. The trail is contiguous to Wolf Creek and traverses open pasture in a farm setting in a beautiful valley between Wolf Creek and East River Mountain. Take Rt. 61 (Wolf Creek Road) to Penvir Road. Turn Right. 5.5 miles from downtown Narrows.

Rich Creek Park Trail

This .34 mile trail has very little grade change and an asphalt surface. It traverses through a park with a playground, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas and beautiful shade trees. Water and restrooms are available at the park. Take Rt. 219, turn right at 645 and Old Peterstown Rd.

Pearisburg Town Park Trail

This .72 mile trail has an asphalt surface and has grade changes throughout. The trail offers great shade and multiple amenities as it traverses near a playground, pool, sports fields, and a community center.

Glen Alton Trail

This 2 mile trail is located on National Forest lands and offers beautiful views of two native trout streams, ponds, wetlands, pasture, orchard, and an old homestead. There are only minor grade changes throughout the trail and there is a mix of surfaces. Depending on the season you will see a variety of flowers and wildlife.

Whitt-Riverbend Park Trail

Whitt-Riverbend Park features 28 acres on the New River. The park is open to the general public for fishing, taking leisurely walks on the paved walking trail or river bottom trail, picnicking, canoeing and camping by permit. The park trail is .71 miles long and traverses a beautiful open field along the New River. The trail surface is asphalt and has very little grade change. There are restroom facilities along the trail.

Glen Lyn Town Park Trail and Mary Draper Ingles Trail

This beautiful long walking and biking trail starts in the Town of Glen Lyn and follows Hwy. 460 going under the bridge and then through the Glen Lyn Park and along the New River. The trail is 1.73 miles long and has a mixed surface of asphalt and gravel and very minor grade changes. Restroom facilities are available along the trail. There is also an opportunity to jump onto the Mary Draper Ingles Trail that traverses seven miles one way on river right along the New River. This trail has no improved surface, no restrooms, and has moderate grade changes throughout. To return to Glen Lyn you must walk back along the same trail. There are great views of Shumate Falls and many wildlife viewing opportunities, including osprey and eagles, which are common in this area.