The 34.3-mile Virginia Creeper Trail was named after the steam engine that crept up the rails into the Iron Mountains. Also, a plant called the “Virginia Creeper” grew along its tracks. By the 1970s, many railroads were abandoned. And in 1986, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began converting old railroad beds into trail systems for hikers and bikers.
The Virginia Creeper Trail highlights the beauty of western Grayson County; dense forests, bog meadows, a pristine trout stream and southwestern Virginia culture. Take a bike ride on the Creeper Trail today!