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Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Abingdon

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A path that crosses the Appalachian Trail, Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail runs 56 km (35 mi) through the forests of southwestern Virginia. Portions of the trail are laid atop reconstructed train trestles through the trees and over rolling hills. Visitors on foot and horseback follow Laurel Creek up to the elevated town of Whitetop. Cyclists can take a shuttle to Whitetop and enjoy the descent. In remembrance of the trail's past as a rail line, a 4-8-0 steam engine marks the trailhead. Restored stations, as well as two cabooses, line the trail. The innovative attraction is an ecological way to preserve the railroad line. Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • A little much for me and my wife. Beautiful and scenic ride but the trails were rough and bridge transitions were very rough. A little touch up on bridges would have made a more enjoyable ride. 
    A little much for me and my wife. Beautiful and scenic ride but the trails were rough and bridge transitions were very rough. A little touch up on bridges would have made a more enjoyable ride.  more »
  • We (Myself and two sons) rode from the Fairfield Hotel (Which I highly recommend) to the trail. We started at sunrise in October and the trail was very peaceful and downhill from Abingdon to... 
    We (Myself and two sons) rode from the Fairfield Hotel (Which I highly recommend) to the trail. We started at sunrise in October and the trail was very peaceful and downhill from Abingdon to...  more »

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