Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

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Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail is a 34 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Whitetop, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
34.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2162 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

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road biking

trail running

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horseback riding

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Over 30 miles long and beautiful. Goes through forest, farms and fields. For hiking and mountain biking. Starts in Abingdon VA. The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends will talk about for a long time.

mountain biking
7 days ago

road biking
13 days ago

This is a great biking/walking jogging trial. Take a trolly to the top of the mountain and ejoy the views as you cruise 17 miles downhill. Great stopping point at the middle grab a bite to eat and a break then back to finish the other half light incline but nothing too bad. The trail is mainly gravel or pressed dirt can be dusty and a bit rocky at times but a great ride.

mountain biking
13 days ago

road biking
14 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Whitetop to Damascus is easy and beautiful. Bring bike tools just in case, I learned the hard way : )

rails trails
2 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

Did the shuttle to Whitetop and rode downhill back to Damascus. Thought I would lose my teeth it was so bumpy. Fast too. Definitely more brakes than pedaling. Couple days later did Damascus to Abingdon and enjoyed that section much more. Required more work of course but it was a great ride. More varied and actually could look around at the scenery without worrying about bouncing off my bike at full speed.

rails trails
3 months ago

rails trails
3 months ago

rails trails
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

rails trails
4 months ago

Awesome!! Hope to ride again!!

mountain biking
4 months ago

To bike this trail in the fall is pure magic. There is no other way to describe it. A gentle coasting ride through a forest of amazing fall foliage while crossing surreal old bridges and streams.

4 months ago

Whether you are hiking, running, or biking, this trail offers serenity.

mountain biking
4 months ago

4 months ago

awesome trail! i love all the scenery changes and the abingdon winery was a great stopping point in the middle