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Virginia Creeper Trail, Damascus

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • First of all, let me say that at age 76, riding this bike trail has been on my personal "bucket list". I did it and would provide a few caveats to other senior riders. Unless you are very comfortable ...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful trail. This is the second time for me but the six others with me it was there first time. They all talked about going back. We had lovely weather so trail was great. I wouldn't do ...  read more »
  • This was my first time on the Virginia Creeper Trail. I had not ridden a bike in a couple of years probably. I am approx. 55 years old. The trail is a trail -- not a road. It is compacted gravel but t...  read more »
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