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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. Arrange your visit to Virginia Creeper Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Damascus using our Damascus holiday planner.
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  • Stop here before going to Abingdon. Easy ride and good views down the mountain. Takes 1.5-2 hours depending on how fast you're going. Get the cushioned seats. 
  • I've been taking the Creeper trail for 8 years now and it never gets old. Catch a shuttle in Damascus either to Whitetop or Abingdon (the former is more popular) and take your bike or rent one. 4 hour...  more »
  • I would highly recommend the Virginia Creeper Trail in Damascus Virginia. This is our third time. Great for the family, couples, or friends. Easy downhill and beautiful.