Virginia Creeper Trail: Damascus to Whitetop

MODERATE 23 reviews

Virginia Creeper Trail: Damascus to Whitetop is a 17.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Damascus, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
17.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1991 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

walking
2 months ago

easy trail to walk. I start from the Abingdon side and walk until I'm getting tired and turn around. nice wide path for walkers and bicyclists.

3 months ago

Love!!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Biked this trail several years ago in the fall and intend to go back! Beautiful and you pass through many old train tressels along the way.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Love this trail! I have biked it 4 times and will do it again.

3 months ago

This bike ride is awesome. Rent a bike and catch a ride to the top and just coast off the mountain on this beautiful trail. Stop at the little old train depot, too. the ladies working in there are very informative and super nice!

3 months ago

Just do it!

4 months ago

The views include woods, rock outcroppings, and farm land. Love all of the trestles. Easy, fun ride.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Amazing views. We rented a bicycle and we were dropped off at the top end of the trail. All you had to do was just sit on the bike and the slope does the rest. There is a nice little restaurant as well on you way. To me the best part of the experience was the amazing views.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Best Trail - anyone can do it. This first 11 miles or so are all down hill!! (pretty much just coasting!) and then flater land. This is an awesome adventure - totally worth it!!

mountain biking
6 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

Nice easy kid friendly trail going from White Top to Damascus.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Super fun trail close to the water! Didn't do much peddling mostly cruising.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great ride, can be crowded. Not a good idea to go up trail vs. down trail due to flow of traffic. We did this during a National Trails Day celebration, used the Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop in Abingdon, great service, great equipment. They shuttled us a half hour to Whitetop Station for the start of our downhill to Damascus, and they can pick you up there to take you back to Abingdon or you can ride all the way back the full 34 miles, which we did. Lots of cool trestles to cross, lots of other riders to navigate at times, this is a rails to trails thoroughfare. Half way to Damascus we stopped for some hot dogs from a local church. Great lunch on the trail. Most of the trail is along crushed cinder gravel which will fly up into your eyes so recommend wearing sunglasses, and if it gets wet, it will get all over your seat and back if you don't have fenders. We stayed dry to Damascus and started enjoying the Trail Days Parade when the heavens opened up with heavy downpours that lasted about an hour. People were going crazy, especially the crowd in tent city. It's really all downhill going this way. Overall a great experience, and everyone can do the 17 miles to Damascus. Enjoy!

mountain biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
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walking
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hiking
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