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Biking the world famous downhill to Damascus!
A premier outdoor destination for visitors seeking to add a little adventure in their lives. Explore the amazing scenery of the Virginia Creeper Trail. Best known as "the 17 mile downhill bike ride", however, some folks come from all over the world to run, fish, geocache, and bird watch also.
Virginia Creeper Trail Guide
The Virginia Creeper Trail is a recreational trail (rails to trails) located in Southwest Virginia (SWVA). The Virginia Creeper stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down through to 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 for trail runs, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of southwest Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you, your friends, and family will talk about for a long time. Start at one of the Creeper Trails bike shops in Damascus for a bike rental and shuttle services to the top and take a leisurely ride downhill 17 miles to town. On this section of the trail (Whitetop to Damascus) you will ride your rental bike from Whitetop Station down to historic Green Cove Station. Then travel through the Jefferson National Forest to the community of Taylors Valley along the Laurel River (watch out for the trout in the stream) back to Damascus. Then grab a bite at one of our tasty local restaurants, pick up a few t-shirts and souvenirs, and spend the night in one of our towns comfy beds. You will love it here!CHECK IT OUT
Experience the Trail
Stretching 34 miles through the mountains and valleys of SWVA
this casual mountain bike trail is a great adventure getaway.
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service
Adventure awaits in this outdoor lovers playground. Hiking on the Appalachian Trail, or
Biking on the Creeper Trail these outfitters will have some gear for you.