The Virginia Creeper Trails Guide

The Virginia Creeper Trails Guide is your online information and services resource for your enjoyment of Virginia's premier mountain biking trail. We have listed the areas best info on bike rental & bicycle shuttle services, dining, lodging, camping, outfitters, and specialty shops. Not to mention trail maps, trail advisories, photo gallery and current trail weather.

The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from the Virginia/North Carolina border at Whitetop Station 17 miles downhill along the beautiful, trout filled Whitetop Laurel Creek to the beautiful adventure town of Damascus. This former rail bed continues through lovely farmland and up to the quaint historic town of Abingdon, Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is open seven days a week all year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time.

So visit one of our Virginia Creeper Trail bike shops, take a bite at some of the local restaurants, and spend the night in one of our comfy beds.

You will love it here!

Trail Surface

The Va Creeper Trail is not paved but is a hard packed surface of crushed cinders, gravel, and dirt.  The surface is not smooth so the fatter the tire the better the ride.


Trail Facilities

The 17 mile downhill ride to Damascus has several "pit stops" along the trail.  Bathrooms are available at Whitetop Station, Green Cove Station, and at the Straight Branch Parking Lot.

47 Trestles

There are 47 trestles and bridges along the Virginia Creeper Trail. There are 32 on the eastern downhill section and 15 on the valley section.

Rent a Bike

Spend a day in Damsacus on the Virginia Creeper