Directions to Damascus, VA
Take US Hwy 221 to Marion and Linville
In Linville take NC 105 north towards Boone
Before Boone, take Truck route NC 421 north (turn left) In Mountain City, take NC 91 north to Damascus. Damascus is a few miles north of the NC state line.
The “Adventure Damascus Bike Shop” Is on Route 58 downtown Damascus.
Travel time: About 3 ½ hours from Lake Lure
Distance: 120 miles
The Virginia Creeper Trail is one of the easiest yet prettiest mountain bike trails in the United States! A converted railway corridor, this trail features a gently descending grade and well-groomed surface. The trail also intersects the Appalachian Trail at several points
The Adventure Damascus Bike Shop shuttles their bikes to Whitetop Station.
From here enjoy a leisurely downhill 17-mile bike ride back to the rental shop in Damascus.
You will find mountain trout streams, farm fields, horse pastures, scenic vistas, and several stopping points with toilets along the way.