Virginia Creeper Trail The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 35-mile (56 km) multi-purpose rail trail in southwestern Virginia running from Abingdon to Whitetop, Virginia (near the North Carolina state line) and crossing numerous restored trestles and crossing the Appalachian Trail. Over 200,000 people a year use the trail.
From Abingdon to an intermediate point in Damascus the converted rail line traverses rolling farm country. From Damascus users can hike or cycle uphill to Whitetop or use a bicycle shuttle service to Whitetop for the 17-mile (27 km) downhill return. The Damascus to Whitetop trails follows Laurel Creek through mostly National Forest land.
Grayson Highlands State Park Visitor Center displaying mountain crafts, artifacts and photo exhibits. Picnic areas, wild ponies and miles of hiking trails.
Whitetop Mountain At an Altitude of 5,520 ft. The Views are a must see! Whitetop Mountain is the second-highest mountain in Virginia. The highest navigable road in Virginia leads to its summit. The summit provides panoramic views of three states.