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The Virginia Creeper Trail

Abingdon and Washington County abound with outdoor activities that will not only test the athletic abilities of visitors, but also immerse them in the beauty of the region. The Virginia Creeper Trail stretches 35 miles from Abingdon to the North Carolina state line. The trail began as a Native American footpath, later became a railroad and, with the closing of the railroad in 1977, is now a popular footpath once again. The trail passes through the scenic backcountry of Western Virginia and is open to hikers, bikers and horses.