34 miles
Distance
4,829 ft
Climb
-6,311 ft
Descent
02:34:21
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Virginia Creeper Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Damascus
    , Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6856 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A destination for visitors from across the US and a cherished asset for local residents, the Virginia Creeper Trail is best known as a biking trail, but in reality, the VCT is a multi-use trail with opportunities to bike, walk, run, fish, horseback ride, people watch, cross country ski and geocache, along with chances to observe and learn about the native fauna and flora, as well as the fascinating historical and economic role the railroad played in southwest Virginia.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Virginia Creeper Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,482 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,726 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,634 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,525 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,043 ft
  • Grade
    -0.824%
  • Grade max
    -67.914%
  • Grade min
    94.722%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    02:34:21
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Virginia Creeper... Trail Reports

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      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:43am
      Nov 11, 2019
      The Virginia Creeper is an amazingly beautiful place to ride and a great place for experienced and inexperienced riders. First time riders should...
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 8:03pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      Beginning of fall so leaves on the edge of the trail. Surface was smooth and easily rideable.
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 6:59pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      Clear and Blooming.
      Dec 22, 2017 @ 7:01am
      Dec 22, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 68 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 50 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 19, 2019 @ 6:34pm
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      Apr 29, 2019 @ 7:01pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      11 |
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 7:01pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      13 |
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 2:07pm
      Jun 25, 2018

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