Biking the trail allows you to enjoy all its natural beauty with ease! The VA Creeper Trail is considered by many people to be the most scenic bike trail in the United States, and why so many come back year after year. The most popular activity for first time visitors is biking the section from Whitetop Station to Damascus. We will shuttle you to the top of the mountain for an easy ride down to Damascus, or you can ride the full 34 miles to Abingdon, VA and we'll pick you up there.
If you're looking for great fun and exercise in the fresh mountain air, or an enjoyable family adventure in the great outdoors, biking this well maintained rails-to-trail system is sure to please.
Include bike rental, helmet and shuttle service.
We make it easy for everyone to enjoy the adventure with rentals, shuttle service and more.
Between 8am and 6pm
but we will open earlier and stay later as our reservations require.
227 Douglas Drive
Damascus, VA 24236
Phone: (276) 475-3611
16153 Highlands Parkway
Whitetop, VA 24292
Phone: (276) 388-3056
From 9:00AM to 4:30PM – About every 90 minutes
Shuttle from Damascus Virginia will run approximately every 90 minutes on busy days, less often on slower days.
Ride times will vary with riding experience and how many times and for how long you want to stop and enjoy the towering trestle crossings, breathtaking waterfalls, and other magnificent scenery along the way. There are also stores and restaurants along the trail to get a snack or grab a quick bite, and there are restored train stations (open in Season) that will demand a stop for further exploration.
Generally allow a minimum of 1.5 hours for the Whitetop to Damascus ride. It is almost all downhill requiring a minimal amount of pedaling, but it is very easy to spend 3 - 4 hours if riding at a leisurely pace to better enjoy this wonderful excursion.
When riding from Damascus to the Abingdon trailhead, you should allow about 2.5 hours minimum. This part of the trail is beautiful as well, but it covers more rolling terrain with much more pedaling required. If you are trying to schedule your time to incorporate other activities into your day, don't forget to allow 30 - 45 minutes for the loading of the bikes, shuttle travel time, and unloading the bikes at your departure point.
for those just wanting to ride around the Town of Damascus.
17 miles of beautiful scenery with the kids, great place to rent a bike. Very professional. Employees were very helpful in choosing the right bike.