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Virginia Creeper Trail

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Address: Damascus, VA
Phone Number: 800-628-7202
Activities: Biking
Description: A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.

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Miles Of Beauty To Explore

This is by far the best maintained trails I have ever seen. Clean, flat trails perfect for biking, hiking, horseback, etc.. The river is running alongside for fisherman, or if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best maintained trails I have ever seen. Clean, flat trails perfect for biking, hiking, horseback, etc.. The river is running alongside for fisherman, or if you prefer kayak. Keep in mind that there is not much cellphone reception. So before you head out, put together a small first aid kit, it will come in handy... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our first time riding the Creeper Trail as a family. Children aged 9 and 12 were able to ride without difficulty. I would advise everyone to dress warm (jacket) even in summer months due to trail being very shaded by trees. Plenty of places to pull over for photos. Food and beverage stops are seasonal so check times... More 

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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This trail is such a pretty part of the US. VA is one of the most scenic states. We went to Damascus and stayed several days at a rental home. The people in that area are really friendly. My grand daughters who are 12 & 6 loved it as well. Great recommendation for young and old!

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Asheville, NC
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140 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We rode the 17-mile section from Whitetop Station down the mountain to Damascus in early October. The early fall weather was perfect, and the almost unbroken downhill grade makes the trip easy, even if you're not accustomed to riding. Your main concern is to slow down so you can enjoy the scenery and not break your neck. Bike rental (which... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is my favorite rail/trail thus far. Buy a shuttle in Damascus to Whitetop Station and ride the 17 miles back down to Damascus. The scenery is beautiful and the ride is excellent!

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Being from Orlando, with its plethora of theme parks, really wasn't expecting much when the Virginia Creeper was suggested as an outing. Could not have been more mistaken! The Virginia Creeper is a MUST-DO for young and old alike. Don't allow lack of biking experience scare you away from the Creeper as it's a very easy, gentle, downhill ride from... More 

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Knoxville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have biked the Virginia Creeper many times and in many different seasons. Four of us just came back (November). There had been a snow storm prior to our arrival but the trail was fine. We could see that several trees had fallen but the crews had removed them and cleared the way. There was still some bridges with snow... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We planned this trip a couple of weeks in advance, obviously hoping the weather would cooperate - well it didn't. Went on to Damascus, despite the rain. I can't wait to go back on a clear day, because the ride in the rain was still wonderful. The color of the leaves were almost at their peak. Great little train stops... More 

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Starke, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We are 65 and 69 years old and friends wanted us to do this. We were very skeptical but we gave it a try. And we are sure glad we did. For 3 1\2 hours we were looking at beauty everywhere. We stopped at Green Cove station and had a snack. The trestles, farms and streams were so amazing. I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I just got off the 17 mile upper portion with the wife and our twins. In fact we loved the White Top to Damascus run so much we did it two days in a row. The boys are 2 and loved the trip as there are lots of places to stop and play. It took us about 3.5 hours and... More 

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