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Virginia Creeper Trail

Damascus, VA
800-628-7202
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Biking Trails, Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.
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South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Just came back from my second ride on this rails to trail conversion. It is a magic carpet ride, 34 miles one way. First 17 miles are all down hill thrills. Last 17 are essentially level. Then I turned around and came back. Crosses many trestles, farms, and streams. Photo heaven. I did not bother with bringing my own bike... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This was a terrific time for the whole family. Whether you are athletic or not, this gently sloped bike ride through the lovely mountains of VA is a thrilling time. You can rent bikes in the town of Damascus from one of the many rental stops or pay them to haul your bike, either way they wil take you and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We rode the trail from Whitetop to Demascus on 10/24. It was so much fun and so pretty. Had lunch at the little cafe along the way.

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Floyd, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Our family rides down this fabulous trail almost every season of every year. It is always a delight and offers such a wonderful respite from daily life.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We like to go during leaf season, although this year was cold enough that layers of clothes, gloves, and hats were a must. It's such a lovely downhill (mostly) bike ride, alongside a whitewater creek, that we plan to do it in the Spring next year. This is the second time we've used Adventure Damascus to provide bikes and shuttle... More

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East Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Such a beautiful place!! Go, go right now! :) rent a bike if you don't have one from one of the many shops around the area. I recommend autumn but I bet it's beautiful all year long. Take a camera , you'll want it! Leave your phone at home and go have fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is our second time on the VA Creeper trail! This time we took our own bikes and used the hotel shuttle from the martha Washington Inn for drop off. It was awesome but still a little chilly. Next time we are going to go in August and not worry about the leaves changing. Don't let the "17 miles" scare... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Makes sure to take your time and to stop and see the natural and cultural sights along the way. We picked apples in September.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful downhill coast through the mountains and by a stream. The area bike rentals are convenient but we plan on returning with our own bikes and a picnic lunch.

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West Glacier, Montana
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This trail was so much fun. We rented bikes from an outfitter, who drove us to the terminus of Whitetop Mountain, where we began our leisurely 17-mile ride back down to Damascus. The fall scenery was splendid, the trestle bridges plentiful, and the ride incredibly easy since it was almost all downhill. This is an old rail-bed and one of... More

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