Whitetop Station
Virginia Creeper Trail Guide 

The original building was torn down shortly after the rail line was abandoned in 1977. The photograph above was taken about 1956 or 1957. On October 22, 2000, the US Forest Service and the Friends of Whitetop Station dedicated a new building. The new building is slightly wider and longer than the original depot to better serve visitors. The northwest corner of the new building rests on the same spot as the original building. Today Whitetop Station welcomes visitors to the Virginia Creeper Trail and serves as a starting position for most bikers and a welcome rest for those who ride the trail from Damascus.

Station Hours: April thru May 21

Sat and Sun 9am to 3pm
May 22 thru October
Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 9 am to 3 pm
Kathleen Pennington is the 'Station Master' at Whitetop Station. Born, raised in the Whitetop community, Kathleen carries on the tradition of a female station master. This is her sixth year of greeting people enjoying the Virginia Creeper Trail. Make some time to stop in and say hello.

The trail looking from the station toward Damascus.

Interior of the new depot.

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