Damascus, Virginia is a delightfully beautiful, quiet, and peaceful town. Located in southwestern Virginia, Damascus is just a short drive or bicycle ride from historic Abingdon, VA, and within easy walking distance of the VA/TN line.
Nestled in a picturesque valley where the Beaverdam and Laurel creeks converge, Damascus is a genuine paradise for those who love the outdoors. The Damascus area is a hunter's paradise, and it offers some of the best trout fishing in the world.
Damascus also offers a biking experience above and beyond all others. You'll pass through scenic mountain valleys and flowering meadows, and cross the rushing "Straight Branch" creek numerous times (the name "Straight Branch" is very ironic since the creek is replete with numerous twists and curves).
Amazingly, the 17 mile stretch of the Virginia Creeper Trail from Whitetop Station to Damascus is quite literally all downhill! What a way to bike a trail: take our scenic 17 mile van-ride up, and coast all the way back down on a bicycle! You don't own a bike (or have it with you)? No problem. You can rent one for the day from the Shuttle Shack. Please check out our bike rental page for more information about bicycle rentals for the Virginia Creeper Trail.