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Abingdon, VA

Population: 8,143
Antony Boshier

Virginia Creeper Trail

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

Difficulty: 4/5

Terrain: Flat to mountainous, depending on the area

Wild Encounters: Beavers

Don't Forget: A jacket. Mountain weather can be unpredictable.

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