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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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I (ages 65 and 62) recommend this trail to almost anyone. We took the bike-shop shuttle to the trail's eastern terminus (White Top) and rode the entire 34-mile trail back to Abingdon. (You can also do either half of the trail and have the shuttle pick you up.) From White Top to Damascus, the halfway point, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although the trail is 17 miles, it is doable for people of any age. It is mostly down hill and an easy ride. The scenery is amazing. Even though I did this in August, take a jacket. It was cool in the morning and much of the trail is shaded. It can be done in 3 hours, but slow down... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

An absolute must do if you are anywhere near the area. Even though the trail is 17 miles long it is, for the most part, downhill and an easy ride for most anyone. The scenery is beautiful, there are quaint stops along the way for snacks, ice cream or even a diner for a quick meal. We did it in... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The morning started out chilly. I recommend a jacket and gloves if you're going early (and this is in August). The ride was a little rocky - wider tires on your bike are recommended. The rider was almost down hill the whole way - very little peddling required. The scenery is beautiful. The trail parallels a river most of the... More

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Saint James City, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We "do" the Virginia Creeper Trail several times each summer...it is always a wonderful day! We rent bikes at Sundog and they take us to the top of the mountain and then the real fun begins. The ride is easy..we see all ages of people.. Everything from small children in carts behind their parents bikes to people much older. The... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our 16year old was less than enthusiastic about this trip, but soon changed his tune. The scenery was beautiful. The ride was easy and fun. Memories are made on this trip. We will do this again! Also took our 8 year old and she had a ball!

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Dugspur, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have enjoyed numerous trips from Whitetop Station to Damascus through the years. Arrival in Damascus is marked by lots of bike shops for rental and the uphill shuttle. The views of the adjacent Whitetop Laurel Creek and the forest just spectacular as you coast the 17 miles to Damascus. Most recent ride was from Abingdon to Damascus. A 15 mile... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The trail was the best ride you for beginners. You have to love nature for this one. Place the stop to view the scenery and you get ice cream. There are bike shops throughout the trail if you have problems

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North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was on my bucket list for years. What a joy to finally coast 17 miles downhill on a trail bike through gorgeous shady country side. Bring a sweater. You'll be in the shade 98% of the time. There are bathrooms and some food available along the way, but you will have a lot more fun if you pack a... More

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Pflugerville, Tx
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun day any time. We went in the fall the first time & the leaves were beautiful & the ride great. This year we did the ride in August. The weather was sunny & cool. Everything so green & beautiful. Pack a lunch, a bottle of wine & take your time riding down the trail. Lots of... More

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