Rules of the Creeper Trail

The Virginia Creeper is a shared-use trail (mountain biking, hiking, equine) connecting Abingdon, Virginia, with the Virginia-North Carolina border 1.1 miles east of Whitetop Station, Virginia. The total length of the trail is 33.4 miles.

Rules of the Trail
The Virginia Creeper can get pretty crowded during busy summer weekends and, while most folks are just out to enjoy themselves, a few simple rules have proven necessary to protect the environment and to make sure everybody has a good time.

The trail is for non-motorized traffic only.

Bicyclists and hikers meeting horses should yield the trail.

Horseback riders should allow bicyclists overtaking them to pass.

Horseback riders should dismount and lead their mounts across bridges and trestles.

Bicyclists should use caution crossing bridges and should dismount and walk their bikes if conditions dictate.

Pack out all litter, including cigarette butts.

Camping is allowed, but please camp well off the trail, away from streams and springs.

Never camp on private land without permission.

On the Abingdon to Damascus portion of the trail, hunting or carrying firearms is prohibited at all times.

On the Mount Rogers portion, hunting is allowed in season. Firearms may not be carried at any other time.

Target shooting is prohibited.

Helmets are not required for bicyclists or horseback riders, but are HIGHLY recommended.

Fireworks are not allowed.

Do not block gates or park on the trail.

Dogs must be kept on a leash not to exceed 6 feet.

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