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.
The entire Virginia Creeper Trail is 34 miles from Whitetop Virginia to Abingdon Virginia.
17 miles, almost all downhill. The last 3 miles flattens out a bit.
Yes, there is a cafe/restaurant about every 8 miles and restrooms about every 4 miles on the trail.
The average time is 5.5 hours. This includes taking time for lunch and taking in all the scenery!
It typically takes 2.5 to 3 hours.
Crushed limestone and cinder left over from the train days. Tiny gravel and hard packed.
No, helmets are not required. But we highly recommend them!
Yes, of course. Or you may rent a bicycle and equipment from us.
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!
We are open daily from 8am to 5pm.
The Virginia Creeper Trail shuttles leave daily at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, & 3pm.
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.
Bike Rental Only (No Shuttle Service)
Full Day – $20
Additional Fees for Bike Rental:
Trailer Attachment – $17
Trail-A-Bike – $17
Special Needs Trailer – $35 (holds adults up to 5’10” and 150 pounds)
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $26 (1/2 day rental, 17 miles)
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $40 (full day rental, 34 miles)
Shuttle Only, 17 miles – $15
Shuttle Only, 34 miles – $25
Kids 12 & Under
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $24 (1/2 day rental, 17 miles)
Bike Rental & Shuttle Service – $38 (full day rental, 34 miles)
Kids 2 & Under Free Shuttle Service
We have trailers and tag alongs available to hitch to your bicycle for younger kids.