Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Abingdon

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Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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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  • So much beautiful change of scenery . Lots of bridges right thru the middle of a farm along the river and very well maintained. We started in Abington and rode up to the 16 mile marker and then...  more »
  • This trail was so beautiful and had a lot of wonderful stops to enjoy the view! My family and I enjoyed it so much!  more »
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