Want to walk on the wild side? The Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA, began as a Native American footpath, and today is an all-day excursion suited for those who want a true wilderness experience.
The Hype: The scenery – winding rivers and streams, numerous waterfalls and meadows
Distance: 34.5 miles – from Abingdon, VA to the North Carolina border
Terrain: Flat to mountainous, depending on the area
Wild Encounters: Beavers
Don't Forget: A jacket. Mountain weather can be unpredictable.