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Virginia Creeper Trail

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Address: Damascus, VA
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A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.

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Something to do when staying in Abingdon

Stop here before going to Abingdon. Easy ride and good views down the mountain. Takes 1.5-2 hours depending on how fast you're going. Get the cushioned seats.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Stop here before going to Abingdon. Easy ride and good views down the mountain. Takes 1.5-2 hours depending on how fast you're going. Get the cushioned seats.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I've been taking the Creeper trail for 8 years now and it never gets old. Catch a shuttle in Damascus either to Whitetop or Abingdon (the former is more popular) and take your bike or rent one. 4 hours later you are back to your car and sorry it went so fast. Old train trestles, pretty creeks, and nice scenery,... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I would highly recommend the Virginia Creeper Trail in Damascus Virginia. This is our third time. Great for the family, couples, or friends. Easy downhill and beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

We did our first family bike trip on the Creeper Trail in May of 2016. We took two 9 year olds, a 7 year old and a 4 year old. The 4 year old rode in a bike trailer behind Dad's bike. We took two days to do the entire trail. The shuttles you ride to take to the top... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Very easy to get on the trail from Damascus. Lovely lovely trail, highly recommend! We rented bikes in Damascus and there is a shuttle bus to the top and you cruise down. It is one of the nicest bike trails I have travelled in the USA!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

In the past months I have ridden most of the major rail to trails in the Eastern U.S. This is one of the finest, particularly the 17 miles from Damascus up to White Top and the No. Carolina state line. Beautiful river, geology, vegetation and lots of variation along the way. The ride back to Damascus is all downhill and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Easy trip through forests and along water with lovely bridges to cross along the way. We brought a picnic lunch to enjoy, although there was a snack bar but it was packed with people...again it was a very busy weekend, so that may not be your experience. Gloves and hats saved the day in mid October.

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Scarbro, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Late in the fall may not be the best time for this, but we had a great day! The gradual drop from the top of the mountain made for a nice 2 hour bike ride. And I don't ride at all--so don't fear it may be too much for you. Gel seats on the bikes helped and so did the... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We had a beautiful day to ride the creeper. It was very crowded but once we got on the trail we were just conscious of those coming around us and made our way down the mountain. We had a large group (12), but we did not try to stay together as it presents a safety hazard. This is a mostly... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Have ridden this trail many times and is wonderful every time! Dress warm if doing all 34 miles - usually cold in White Top. Fall is absolutely beautiful to ride in! Highly recommend and make sure to have a comfortable bike seat!

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