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Welcome to the internet's most comprehensive website on the Virginia Creeper Trail. The Virginia Creeper Trail is considered to be the best rail-trail in the east, and among the best in the United States.

This non-profit informational site has been created by local residents who live in or near Damascus, Virginia, and by others from around the country who love this 34-mile trail which winds down through the Blue Ridge mountains from Whitetop to Abingdon, Virginia.

Rebuilding of Trestle 7
(Click on this line to see tornado damage and the stages of rebuilding.)

The most beautiful trestle on the Creeper Trail was destroyed by a tornado
April 27, 2011. It reopened on April 28, 2014.

Six-year-old on the Creeper

How old do you have to be to ride the Virginia Creeper Trail?

A father submitted this video to us of his six-year-old son riding on a section from Whitetop to Damascus. After a hesitant start, he did the entire 17 miles at the speed shown in this video.


Laurel Creek in October
Laurel Creek near Mile Marker 20 on the Creeper Trail

New: Trestle and bridge measurements: longest, highest, shortest, etc., with GPS data.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: VCT is Trail of the Month, May 2013

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Lawrence Dye
Lawrence Dye, 81 years old, has logged over
180,580 miles riding the Creeper Trail,
and shows no signs of slowing down.

Trestles and bridges of the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Click on the photo for larger pictures.
Click on this line if you don't see anything above.

Click on this line to see before and after photos of Trestle 7, destroyed by a tornado April 27 2011.

Deer encounter: Bambi looks down the trail, then runs away from two approaching cyclists, followed by her mother.

The webmaster for this site is currently working on a website for the Israel National Trail:

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