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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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  • This is a place that more people should go and explore...or maybe they shouldn't so we can keep it to ourselves. Our family loves the trail our oldest (10) rode the whole trail from top to bottom whil...  more »
  • Medium sized white water most of the way down next to the trail. About 20 small bridges to cross. We took the shuttle to the top and on bikes went the 17 miles down. Never steep but probably 90% coast...  more »
  • We took a shuttle to White Top and rode the 17 mile bike ride to Damascus. We had great weather which made for an even better trip. We used the shuttle shack for our shuttle. It is a long ride but not...  more »