Important Things to Know
When preparing to bike the Virginia Creeper Trail, plan to wear comfortable, breathable clothing. Keep in mind, you might get a little dusty while riding your bike on the trail. If the trail is wet, wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty as you will probably be wearing the trail after your bike ride. Whether you’re biking 17 miles of the trail or all 34 miles, you want to be comfortable while on your biking adventure.
Things to keep in mind when booking your Virginia Creeper Bike Ride…
Online reservations are NOT guaranteed until confirmed by email or phone and MUST be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled shuttle departure time.
If you prefer to not fill out our online reservation form, please call us at 276-475-5727 between 8am-5pm to schedule your reservation. Walk-ins are always welcome; but reservations are based on availability.
What people usually bring…
A Change of Clothes
At Bicycle Junction, if you need biking equipment, we’ve got you covered. We offer a variety of bicycles to fit the specific needs of your adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail. If you have any questions about the equipment we have for rent, please call us at (276) 475-5727 or send in your question through our contact form.
Virginia Creeper Trail Rules
To help keep yourself and other trail users safe, please read the following rules so we can enjoy the Virginia Creeper Trail together!
Please slow down when passing walkers on the trail. Call out “Passing On Your Left” or sound a mechanical warning to let walkers know you are near. While on the trail, always yield to horseback riders.
Please keep to the right side of the trail. Always be aware of your surroundings and yield to horseback riders.
Maintain a slow pace while on the trail. You will need to dismount and lead your horse across the trestles. Please be aware of walkers and bicyclists.
For the safety of everyone on the trail, all dogs must be kept on a leash. Please be considerate and cleanup after your dog.
Keep the Virginia Creeper Trail clear of trash. Place all trash (including food waste) in a designated trash can. If a trash can is not nearby, keep your trash with you until you find an available trash can.
Although the U.S. Forest Service, the Town of Damascus, VA, and the Town of Abingdon, VA share ownership of the Virginia Creeper Trail, much of the trail maintenance and cleanup is done by volunteers. Please do your part in keeping the trail clean and safe.