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. Virginia Creeper Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Damascus Edition.
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  • it is great but go during the week when it is not so crowded. easy to ride but you must still concentrate so as not to go off trail  more »
  • Great place to bike...beauty, wildlife, scenery. Family friendly, easy terrain. Mostly flat with mild changes in altitude. Lots of interesting places to stop. Do as much or as little as you like. Well...  more »
  • Just finished up the VCT from Alvarado to Abingdon. This part of the trail is a little better maintained than the Damascus to Whitetop stretch. If you go from Alvarado to Abingdon, expect to pedal b/c...  more »
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