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Virginia Creeper Trail

Damascus, VA
+1 800-628-7202
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Excellent - 99% gently downhill with no pedaling - recommend "shuttle shack" for bikes

This was our first time on this trail. We of course had read many reviews, including a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A B
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United States
Awesome bike ride

This is a gorgeous bike trail, full of awesome scenery. Mostly downhill. Lots of bridges over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
patricia22_12
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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A bike trail challenging to both beginners and experts.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike ride” (71 reviews)
“creeper trail” (173 reviews)
“rented bikes” (56 reviews)
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Damascus, VA
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"bike ride"
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"creeper trail"
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"great ride"
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"bike shop"
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"biking experience"
in 10 reviews
"shuttle service"
in 29 reviews
"all ages"
in 58 reviews
"chocolate cake"
in 13 reviews
"second half"
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"mostly downhill"
in 28 reviews
"enjoy the scenery"
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"fall colors"
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"bucket list"
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"green cove station"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first time on this trail. We of course had read many reviews, including a few negative reviews who did not like the trail or had a wreck or flat tire, etc. But - we did this because of the overall excellent reviews...More

Thank A B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous bike trail, full of awesome scenery. Mostly downhill. Lots of bridges over beautiful rivers and waterfalls.Plenty of places to stop and take a break.

Thank patricia22_12
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Riding a very pittoresque trail downhill from Whitetop Station to Damascus. We rented two bikes at Shuttle-Shack in Damascus on Monday morning. After a 30 min ride they dropped us off in White-Top Virginia. The place was deserted. That was the starting point of our...More

Thank JanMolen
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved it. My only thing I would change is I brought my own bike which is kind of a multi-use road bike. Next time I go, I will rent one of the bikes provided by the shuttle service that are more equipped for the...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful experience. We enjoyed this with our teenagers. We just packed a backpack with phones (put them on airplane mode, otherwise they die easily searching for a nonexistent signal), a towel, and some water. We stopped a lot to play on rocks, take photos, put...More

Thank Robiwk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a sunny day and it hadn’t rained so the paths we not very muddy. The few puddles we went over splashes mud on your back FYI. It is pretty shaded and extremely easy even if your not athletic or in shape. We...More

Thank KHRJ16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 17-mile downhill trail is such a delight. My husband and I have done it 2x but neither time the way we'd like, slowly and taking time to picnic along the way. Both times we rode the trail at the end of a trip with...More

Thank S6770DKleew
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have ridden the Creeper trail numerous times, normally in the spring and fall it's a great ride but not recommended for road bikes either bring a sturdy hybrid , mountain bike or rent a bike for a very enjoyable day of riding. From whitetop...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the opportunity to experience the Trail. It is an old railroad bed they’ve turned into a bike trail. It runs 34 miles from Whitetop to Abingdon although I only did half that to Damascus. Most of the trip is downhill which was nice. Weather...More

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a once-in-a-lifetime bike ride experience. 99% is downhill and almost level. Trails are very well maintained, we actually biked just after heavy thunderstorms and the trail was in very good condition. I think they use granite fines to top dress the trail. The...More

Thank 863danny
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MichaelSJohnsonAL
May 20, 2018|
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Response from SneakinDeacon | Reviewed this property |
Rts. 690 and 620 are narrow Country roads across the mountains. Not sure that I would want to drive an RV of any size across them. Think I would stick with 81 and 77. Also the ride from White Top to Damascas is almost... More
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Bruce T
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Bobby H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The trail is actually best suited for mountain bikes
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skinnycat77
April 15, 2018|
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Response from T25christ | Reviewed this property |
I agree with RolllllTide’s comment. I looked ahead to other reviews before departing, but keep in mind, you are in the mountains. I layered our clothing and also agree, rainfalls make the trail much dirtier and messy.
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