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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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  • If you haven 't ridden the Virginia Creeper Trail, then you need to put it on your list. Great outing for family and/or groups of friends. Beautiful scenery. Have done it four times and hope to do it ...  more »
  • This is a great activity for all ages! There are so many different locations in the area to rent bikes. You take about a 30 minute van ride to the top of the hill and bike down. As you bike you see be...  more »
  • Loved this trail. It is downhill all the way to Damascus and only slightly increases in elevation to Abington Trailhead and Welcome Center. The trail is 34.2 miles long so bring some comfortable bikin...  more »