Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Abingdon

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A path that crosses the Appalachian Trail, Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail runs 56 km (35 mi) through the forests of southwestern Virginia. Portions of the trail are laid atop reconstructed train trestles through the trees and over rolling hills. Visitors on foot and horseback follow Laurel Creek up to the elevated town of Whitetop. Cyclists can take a shuttle to Whitetop and enjoy the descent. In remembrance of the trail's past as a rail line, a 4-8-0 steam engine marks the trailhead. Restored stations, as well as two cabooses, line the trail. The innovative attraction is an ecological way to preserve the railroad line. Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Did this with my 3 year old. We rented a bike in Abingdon and had them haul us to Damascus. I did the pull behind cart for my 3 year old. She did great in it. It was uphill going from Damascus to... 
    Did this with my 3 year old. We rented a bike in Abingdon and had them haul us to Damascus. I did the pull behind cart for my 3 year old. She did great in it. It was uphill going from Damascus to...  more »
  • The two of us enjoyed a delightful 8 mile out-and-back walk from the Welcome Center on Green Springs Road. The weather was perfect, the trail conditions and signage was first class, and the... 
    The two of us enjoyed a delightful 8 mile out-and-back walk from the Welcome Center on Green Springs Road. The weather was perfect, the trail conditions and signage was first class, and the...  more »

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