The Virginia Creeper Trail Watauga Parking Lot and Entrance Road Project began on Monday, July 1, 2019. Please use caution in this area during the construction. Flagmen will be onsite during construction phases to assist. The project is scheduled to be completed in 120 days. Questions or concerns about the project should be addressed through the Abingdon Parks and Outdoor Recreation Office at (276) 492 – 2144
Welcome to the Virginia Creeper Trail
The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is a 34.3-mile rail-to-recreation trail, traversing through two counties from Abingdon, Virginia, through Damascus, and ending just past Whitetop Station in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, at the Virginia-North Carolina border. Today, the trail corridor lies half on federal land managed by the US Forest Service and half on property owned by local governments. In the 30 years since its opening, the Creeper Trail remains one of the country’s premier rail-trails, honored as the inductee into the 2014 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame and a recipient of numerous local, regional and national accolades.