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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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  • Late in the fall may not be the best time for this, but we had a great day! The gradual drop from the top of the mountain made for a nice 2 hour bike ride. And I don't ride at all--so don't fear it ma...  more »
  • We had a beautiful day to ride the creeper. It was very crowded but once we got on the trail we were just conscious of those coming around us and made our way down the mountain. We had a large group (...  more »
  • Have ridden this trail many times and is wonderful every time! Dress warm if doing all 34 miles - usually cold in White Top. Fall is absolutely beautiful to ride in! Highly recommend and make sure to ...  more »