Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Rental and Shuttle Service Information

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The Virginia Creeper Trail

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34-mile multi-use rail trail that starts in Abingdon, Virginia and runs through the Town of Damascus, Virginia and ends at Whitetop Station located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area of Southwest Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is one of the most popular rails-to-trails in the United States. The Virginia Creeper Trail is open to mountain biking, hiking, walking/jogging and horseback riding. There are forty-seven trestles and bridges that provide scenic views of the region's creeks, farmland and mountain forests.

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Whitetop to Abingdon Excursion (34 Mile Bike Ride)

The most popular way to fully experience the Virginia Creeper Trail is to ride the entire 34 miles of the trail from Whitetop Station (highest elevation) back to Abingdon. Bike riders arrive in Abingdon at our shop to take a shuttle ride to the top of the trail at Whitetop Station. You'll be able to take your time on this excursion and make it as relaxing or challenging as you want to. You'll experience all of the wonderful things that the Virginia Creeper Trail has to offer. This section features lush mountain forests, vistas of rolling farmland, mountain streams and some of the most beautiful of the trail's 47 trestle bridges, including the popular trestle #11 over the South Holston Lake. This excursion typically takes 5-6 hours to complete but could take more if you stop multiple times to enjoy the scenery and take time for lunch and snacks. After your ride, you'll end up near the bike shop. Most people enjoy staying in Abingdon so you can enjoy evening dining at one of the many restaurants Abingdon has to offer. Abingdon also has a variety of lodging accommodations including hotels, cottages, cabins, B&Bs, vacation rentals and nearby campgrounds with RV parking. If you're looking for a home-away-from-home for the weekend or a family reunion getaway, Abingdon has something for you.

Whitetop to Damascus Excursion (17 Mile Bike Ride)

Another popular way to enjoy the trail would be to enjoy a 17 mile downhill ride from Whitetop Station to Damascus. Bike riders arrive in Abingdon at our shop to take a shuttle ride to the top of the trail at Whitetop Station. From there, you'll enjoy a scenic and casuall ride mostly downhill to Damascus to be picked up there in the Town Park 3.5 hours later. The downward slope on this section of the trail makes it a breeze for even the most inexperienced bike riders...which makes it a perfect excursion with families with small children. Along the way, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the mountains, cool off in the creek and even break for snacks, lunch and restrooms.

Bicycle Rentals and Shuttle Service

Our shop can help you with bike rentals and shuttle service for the Virginia Creeper Trail as well as giving you insights to Abingdon and Damascus and the entire Virginia Creeper Trail region. We have the largest selection of quality, brand-name bikes that will make your day on the VA Creeper Trail fun and memorable. Shuttles to Whitetop Station (or Damascus) depart daily. Times can vary, so please give us a call in advance to check the schedule and to make a reservation. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation departure time.


Virginia Creeper Trail Fun Facts

Length: 34 Miles

Surface: Dirt, tiny gravel, crushed cinder

State: Virginia

Region: Southwest Virginia

Start/End Points: Abingdon Trailhead To Whitetop Station

About Us

Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop, the only full-service bicycle shop retailer that offers new bike sales, full-service repair shop on all brands of bikes, bike rentals and shuttle serive for the Va Creeper Trail. We've been in business for over 20 years. Whether you want to ride the popular 17 mile downhill ride from Whitetop Station to Damascus or continue the ride into historic Abingdon and end up at our front door, we can arrange a trip to suit your needs.

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