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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  • It was my first time at this attraction since we were unavailable last year to attend with family and friends. What a wonderful experience! We already want to return. We arrived with 17 people so call...  more »
  • We enjoyed a 7 mile walk on a perfect Fall day on the Creeper Trail. We parked at the Watauga Trail Head Creeper-Trail Parking lot on Rt. 667 Watauga Road, about 4 miles off Interstate 81. The lop had...  more »
  • It was on my Bucket List—and I loved the 17 mile bike ride!!! Beautiful in the fall! Lovely scenery, new friends, and quaint town!!! Stay overnight to get the full experience!  more »

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