Stretching 34 miles from Whitetop, Virginia to Abingdon, Virginia, the Virginia Creeper Trail has endless beauty all year-round. From spring to fall, there is always an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the picturesque Southwest Virginia landscape. The Creeper Trail is a local getaway that provides an opportunity for family and friends to un-plug and connect with nature and each other
Suitable for any age, the Virginia Creeper Trail can be enjoyed by all! For those unsure about biking the trail, the 17-mile stretch from Whitetop to Damascus is almost all downhill – which may be the perfect introduction before taking on the full 34-mile trail.
How long is the creeper trail?
The entire Virginia Creeper Trail is 34 miles from Whitetop Virginia to Abingdon Virginia.
How far is the ride from Whitetop down to Damascus?
17 miles, almost all downhill. The last 3 miles flattens out a bit.
Is there water, food and restrooms along the trail?
Yes, there is a cafe/restaurant about every 8 miles and restrooms about every 4 miles on the trail.
How long does it take to ride the entire creeper trail (34 miles) from Whitetop back to Abingdon?
The average time is 5.5 hours. This includes taking time for lunch and taking in all the scenery!
How long does it take to ride the crepper trail (17 miles) from Whitetop down to Damascus?
It typically takes 2.5 to 3 hours.
What is the surface of the Creeper Trail like?
Crushed limestone and cinder left over from the train days. Tiny gravel and hard packed.
Is a helmet required when riding on the va creeper trail?
No, helmets are not required. But we highly recommend them!
Can I bring my own bike to ride the creeper trail?
Yes, of course. Or you may rent a bicycle and equipment from us.
Is riding the creeper trail strenuous?
Nope. Even people who haven’t ridden a bicycle in years can do this ride. It’s great for anyone, from grandparents to grand kids!
What are your store hours?
We are open daily from 8am to 5pm.
What time does your creeper trail bike shuttles leave?
The Virginia Creeper Trail shuttles leave daily at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, & 3pm.
Do cell phones work on the trail?
Not on the upper (Whitetop to Damascus) section. You’re in a gorge in the middle of the forest most of the time. They sometimes work on the lower (Damascus to Abingdon) section, depending on your carrier.
Do you require reservations for shuttle service and/or bike rentals?
Reservations are highly recommended to secure the time and date you want. Please call us at 276-475-5727 or fill out our reservation form.
How much does it cost?
Bike Rental Only (No Shuttle Service)
Full Day – $19.95
Additional Fees for Bike Rental:
Trailer Attachment – $24.95
Trail-A-Bike – $24.95
Special Needs Trailer – $34.95 (holds adults up to 5’10” and 150 pounds)
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $34.95 (1/2 day rental, 17 miles)
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $49.95 (full day rental, 34 miles)
Shuttle Only, 17 miles – $19.95
Shuttle Only, 34 miles – $38.95
Kids 12 & Under:
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $32.95 (1/2 day rental, 17 miles)
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $45.95 (full day rental, 34 miles)
Shuttle Only, 17 miles – $16.95
Shuttle Only, 34 miles – $32.95
Kids 2 & Under Free Shuttle Service
We have trailers and tag a longs available to hitch to your bicycle for younger kids.