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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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice experience. Relaxing ride. For about the first 10 miles from Whitetop, it's pretty much just braking every now and then. The rest of the way to Damascus required some easy pedaling. Want to do th...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We love the trail, it is well kept, and a great get away from phones, cars, and emails. Whitetop to Damascus is the trail to taks and rent from Shuttleshack, they're the best.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I do a lot of road biking, mostly commuting. From White Top to Abingdon is about 35 miles with an net elevation change of about 1,500 ft. The last 8-9 miles gain about 300 ft. It is a pretty easy ride...  more »

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