Virginia Creeper Trail

Abingdon, Virginia 24211

Virginia Creeper Trail

Virginia Creeper Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Virginia Creeper Trail begins in Abingdon, in Southwest Virginia, and stretches its 34 miles across striking scenery and over some of the state's most rugged land before ending at the Virginia-North Carolina border.

The trails' waterfalls, deep river gorges, wildlife, rolling pasture, and 100 bridges and trestles make it one of America's premier rail-trails. Trail Surface: Rail Trail. Flat, hard-packed, gravel surface."

Virginia Creeper Trail Reviews

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This is a gorgeous bike trail, full of amazing scenery. We went in early June after the area had several days of rain. The trail for the most part was dry, just a few wet spots. A large percentage of the bike riders on this trail take the easy way - shuttle up to White Top and just cruise back down to Damascus. It is a 17 mile downhill ride; it gets a little rough in spots but all in all it is a terrific ride. The first tiny section is flat, then you enter the woods for 13 miles of easy coasting. The last 4 miles into town is flat, so pedaling is required but this is very easy. Most of the trail is a gentle slope down on an old train road track. The old Creeper Railway track has been converted to a bicycle pad. The tracks have been removed and most of surface is gravel or packed dirt. There are some rocks protruding up through the trail - but not very many. Except for the last 3 miles, it is all shaded by lovely trees. A well kept, beautifully scenic trail.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Open daylight to dark all year.
1,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,400 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Abingdon, Damascus, Konnarock, Whitetop Mountain, Grayson, TN / VA, Park, NC / VA. Virginia Creeper Trail map.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018