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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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  • We did our first family bike trip on the Creeper Trail in May of 2016. We took two 9 year olds, a 7 year old and a 4 year old. The 4 year old rode in a bike trailer behind Dad's bike. We took two days...  more »
  • Very easy to get on the trail from Damascus. Lovely lovely trail, highly recommend! We rented bikes in Damascus and there is a shuttle bus to the top and you cruise down. It is one of the nicest bike ...  more »
  • In the past months I have ridden most of the major rail to trails in the Eastern U.S. This is one of the finest, particularly the 17 miles from Damascus up to White Top and the No. Carolina state line...  more »