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“Close to where trail ends. Nice staff. Also carry camping supplies & hiking shoes as well as bike rentals.”
Review of Sundog Outfitter

Sundog Outfitter
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Damascus
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located "where the trails cross", Sundog Outfitter is your outfitter for adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail, Iron Mountain Trail, or one of the other trails that cross in our parking lot. Daily bike rentals and trail shuttles available all year round.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Atlanta
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Close to where trail ends. Nice staff. Also carry camping supplies & hiking shoes as well as bike rentals.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Clean bathroom. Staff was friendly and attentive. Reasonable rates. Decent bikes & helmets. They also kindly let me leave my mini dachshund in a crate in a back room when it was too hot to leave her outside. I chose this place mainly because they are a year round retail store with camping and biking supplies, which just means they have more invested in their business as there are seven bike rental companies in town. There were scattered thunderstorms in the area and we did go through a downpour most of the way up the mountain, but it cleared and besides one shower toward the end, it was a great day. We went on a Wednesday afternoon the week before the week of the 4th so we almost had the trail to ourselves. We had rain ponchos which were also good for warmth as well as keeping us dry. I wish I had taken a light sweater as it is a much higher elevation where the trail starts. It is down hill all the way until a flat section the last couple of miles. The stream along the trail is stocked with large trout. Would have been nice to fish. Bring bread crumbs to throw into the pools beneath the falls and watch the fish appear! FYI to fisherman: artificial lures only allowed, but real fisherman probably know that. Sundog was a good choice for the bike rental. Nice that they are right on the trail and when you get back to town, you are there and don't have to wind through town. We got there about 12:30 and shuttle left at 1:00. We had a leisurely ride down and made it back by 5:30, and they close at 6:00, so for weather reasons and to have breaks along the route, leave early. We ate lunch before we got on the shuttle. Others stopped along the way at the trailside sandwich shop.

Visited June 2013
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Culloden, West Virginia
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Service”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I used Sundog for my shuttle service on the VA Creeper Bike Trail, They were friendly, and on time, I highly recocmend this business for your shuttle and bike rental needs while in Damascus, VA

Visited June 2013
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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111 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“2nd time we have used them and they are great!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Two years ago we went with a group of 40+. this time we went with just our Grand daughter and daughter in law. They fitted everyone to their bike, answered all questions and were very nice and friendly. The shuttle driver was very nice and a very safe and careful driver.

Visited June 2013
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Greenville, N.C.
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“They get the job done”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Helpful with requests, these people obviously have this down pat. Make a reservation, select your bikes, and in our case a buggy to pull behind for our dog and show up 10 min befor you leave to ride up The mountain. Their van takes you and your gear to the top so you can have fun time coming back down . It's so easy, good for a wide age range and abilities.

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank marthawats
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Millersburg, Ohio
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324 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Cool place, Cool people”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a awesome little store. We run in here a lot to use thier bathrooms to change clothes before and after runs and they are always very welcoming. I will say this, we alway buy at least a bottle of water to support them and for allowing us to use their facilities. It is a must stop!

Visited September 2012
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