The Virginia Creeper Trail is a combined effort of many organizations and passes through several city and county jurisdictions not to mention private property. From the trail head in Abingdon to Damascus, the City of Abingdon and the Town of Damascus maintain and support the trail with the cooperation of the property owners. From Damascus to the NC State line the US Forest Service maintains the trail in cooperation the the property owners.

The Virginia Creeper Trail Advisory Board is comprised of members of each organization to bring about a joint effort in maintaining the trail for everyone to enjoy. A very important asset to the trail is the riders and hikers. Each user is asked to properly respect the land by disposing liter properly and by observing rider courtesy. When passing through private property, please close all gates and show the respect you would expect.

By observing basic courtesies, we can enjoy the trail and preserve the use for others to experience. Thank you.

Do you know the difference?

If you have been on the trail, you will notice that there are two different mile marker post. The one on the left, of course is the oldest and is measured from the Abingdon Depot. The newer markers are measured from the start of the trail. The difference is about a half mile.

Crossing Advisory
As you approach the intersection of State Hwy 91 and US Hwy 58, PLEASE stop your bike and look very carefully! Please watch all children as they approach this intersection. It is suggested that each person walk their bike across this busy highway. The US Forest Service has made several changes to the trail as riders approach this area. Please observe all traffic regulations. This is for your safety and enjoyment of the trail.

Trail Courtesies
Most of these are really common sense, but just for grins let's go over them. Please be aware of riders in front of you and riders coming from behind. When passing a rider or group of riders, please call out before passing on their left side. When riding two across, move to the right when meeting riders coming toward you. Click here for more.... (requires Adobe Reader)
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