We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Virginia Creeper Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Damascus, VA
Phone Number: 800-628-7202
Improve this listing

A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 482 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 435
  • 41
    Very good
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
Best Trail Experience EVER!!!!!!!

Amazing experience biking down the Virginia Creeper trail. All of our group of six had ridden this trail before except me. This was my first experience. The autumn leaves were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Mooresville, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

482 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Mooresville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience biking down the Virginia Creeper trail. All of our group of six had ridden this trail before except me. This was my first experience. The autumn leaves were very colorful and the Whitetop Laurel River was fast and full with beautiful rapids. The trail is all down hill with several bridges to stop and view the landscape and... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

If you choose to start from either Abingdon or White Top and stop at Damascus, you will have a great time. Really easy, mild downhill grade and beautiful scenery the whole time. Do not do all 30 something miles of the trail you'll hate it.

Salem, Virginia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

We had visitors from England and wanted to show them the non-Disney side of America. The VC Trail is perfect for this. We range in age from 19 to 65. The "older" ladies were a bit apprehensive about riding a bike 17 miles through the woods. We rented bikes and a ride in Damascus, were dropped off at the top,... More 

Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

If you don't enjoy this trip you otta just stay at home. We saw anything from Trek road bikes to little ones peddling with training wheels, even people trailing their dogs behind in little carriages (adorable). There are some Great fishing spots along the way so bring your pole & take a cast or two. We brought a champagne picnic... More 

Oak Ridge
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decide to do the whole trail for our 35th wedding anniversary. That would be 35 miles in total. The first half gets you down (over 1000 feet) to Damascus. That is the easy part. It is a must do outing. Riding beside the stream in the tunnel of trees and bushes was awesome. Lots of places... More 

Helpful? 2
York, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Spring, Summer or Fall this is a wonderful trip. The trail provides the sites and sounds of nature. Cool mountain streams, old train trestles, wild flowers There is nothing to compare with a trip down the mountain. I am a senior with both knees replaced and I can negotiate the trail with no problems Halfway down the mountain the Virginia... More 

Helpful? 2
Wheeling, West Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this trail to bikers. Downhill for 17 miles and you can go further if desired. Awesome rugged trail through beautiful country. You travel through the Blue Rodge Mountains and cross many many bridges. The entire 34 miles crosses 47 bridges. We traveled the 17 miles and stopped in town at a hometown restaurant for a great lunch. Take... More 

Damascus, Virginia
Level Contributor
159 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

We left from the town park and biked past Alvarado to the big trestle over the South Holston Lake. We stopped at the store in Alvarado before biking back to town. It was a great ride and allowed us to avoid the big crowds coming down from Whitetop during the weekend.

Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very good bike trail. Use either mountain bike our hybrid with knoddy style tread. Trail is rock and cinder with a little dirt thrown in for good measure. Of you are in good shape and have plenty of time you can start at Abingdon Va and ride all the way to top. The last section from Damascus to white top... More 

North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Damascus itself is a cute mountain town and Sundog Outfitters was a perfect way to start our adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail. I would recommend making an appointment for your slot as they do get busy, especially with large groups. Upon arrival they have you pay and then help you select your rental bike. Cruisers and Mountain bikes are... More 

Helpful? 1

Travelers who viewed Virginia Creeper Trail also viewed


Been to Virginia Creeper Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Virginia Creeper Trail and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Virginia Creeper Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?