Virginia Creeper Trail, Damascus

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A path that crosses the Appalachian Trail, Virginia Creeper 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 Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Damascus Edition.
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  • This was our third trip on the Creeper Trail. We rode from Abingdon 10 miles in, towards Damascus this time. This section is absolutely beautiful. It is filled with beautiful homes, farmland, water an...  more »
  • We rode 34 miles of the Creeper Trail and loved it! You have options of difficulty, can rent bikes or bring your own, and beautiful scenery along the way. It is best to go on weekdays if you want to a...  more »

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