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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, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.
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Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.
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Asheville, NC
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303 reviews 303 reviews
135 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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15 reviews 15 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Did this the other day with my 9 and 11 year old......wow, what an amazing day!! The scenery was sensational - the fall colors at their peak. And the family memories we made...priceless! Don't hesitate - do it!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We're from TN and in our 50's. Had no idea the Creeper existed and we can't wait to do it again. We went down late October with another couple and had a great day. Definitely stop at the Creeper Trail Cafe and have some of their famous chocolate cake! Thx to Steve at The Bike Station in Damascus for hooking... More 

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Rockville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Well maintained and beautiful trail. We rode both up and back on our bicycle. There are plenty of bicycle stores that will drive you to the top and then you ride back. We divided the trail in two and rode the whole thing in two days. A great way to get out an enjoy Mt Rogers Nat'l Forest/Rec Area. Lots... More 

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