The Virginia Creeper Trail stretches 35 miles from Abingdon, Virginia, through Damascus, Virginia, to the NC State Line near Whitetop, Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The former rail bed passes through the backcountry of southwestern Virginia.

Elevation: 3,600 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Review of Virginia Creeper Trail

Active and Adventure Review of Virginia Creeper Trail

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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Editor Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Check out the non-profit for useful stuff like trail conditions, maps, area lodging information, and rental and shuttle services.
  • Damascus and Abingdon are both well-equipped with outfitters offering bike rentals and shuttle services to and from the trail. The Whitetop terminus has just the one, the Creeper Trail Bike Rental-Shuttle.
  • Visit Damascus in May during the Appalachian Trail Days festival, the backpacking world's equivalent of Mardi Gras.

Southwestern Virginia

Visitor Information

The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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