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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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Today 3 adults and 3 kids went down this awesome trail. Yes, you do get to ride your bike 17 miles without exertion! All coasting! We had two small kids and were able to get them on tandem bikes. The bike outfitters are all great - surprisingly professional for a small town!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We scheduled to go July 15th at 12 p.m., unfortunately it was a misty gloomy morning. I checked in and was told the weather was supposed to clear up. We were hesitant but THANKFULLY we went through with the ride. The five of us had such an amazingly awesome ride. We rented three adult bikes, two kids bikes and a... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Anyone can do this ride, my husband and I saw all ages and all sizes when we were there. The trail is made of cinder and some places are a little rough but the views are beautiful and crossing all of the 44 bridges is really neat. Take a sweater or long sleeve shirt cause it's cold up on the... More

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Abingdon,VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Walking, riding bike, throwing stones, remembering old train tracks, getting chalk from the train, was a great time growing up. Now doing all this except the chalk is a beginning in Abingdon, VA...Fun alone to think or with family and friends to enjoy...just make sure you get to Damascus for the river experience then you only have a few miles... More

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Loisville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Absolutely the most enjoyable bike ride for rails to trails riders. Passed over 46 trestles. Beautiful scenery. Not paved, but well maintained and not a single piece of liter on the entire 34 miles. Riders should take their time coming down the mountain and enjoy the scenery and flowing water. We came as a group of 6 (all in our... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I grew up riding my bike on this trail. I love taken my son for bike rides when we go visit family. My son also enjoys the trail. Best time to go is the fall to see all the colors.

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San Francisco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you're lucky enough to be in the area, don't miss this. It's a former railroad track turned into a bike trail that descends on a 2% grade along a winding creek. So even though 17 miles might sound daunting for a novice cyclist, it's a breeze to ride this shady path and it's so much fun. Ten miles in,... More

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Charlotte, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went on the suggestion of another family member and couldn't have had a better time! October is a beautiful time of year to go - cool weather, fantastic leaf color! It gets a bit crowded on the weekends. I'd suggest going up on a Thursday evening, relaxing and take on the trail Friday morning. You can take your own... More

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our family and another family were staying in Grayson Highlands State Park and decided to add a bike ride to our adventure. We started our bike ride at White top and rode 17+ miles down to Damascus. The trail is a rails to trails bike path through beautiful woods and meadows. We bought our own bikes with us, but you... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Breathtaking scenery. An easy 17 miles downhill. You can fly by or coast along at your leisure. The cafe on mile 10 was quaint and delish with friendly enough service. It was a great way to spend a day! Loved it! Will definitely ride again!!!

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