Fun Things To Do

Appalachian Trail
Backbone Rock
Virginia Creeper Trail High Bridge

Fun Things To Do On Your Visit

Let Adventure Damascus Bicycles rent you a comfortable bike and shuttle you up to the top of the Va Creeper Trail for an unforgettable 17 mile downhill bike ride.

Step out the front door and you are on the Appalachian Trail.  Hundreds of miles of the A.T. are accessible from our doorstep. Check out Damascus Outfitters down the street for maps, gear, and trail information.

The World's Shortest Tunnel, Backbone Rock, is both narrow and tall at 80 feet in height and only 20 feet long. Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, Beaverdam Creek carves its way through the mountains alongside the tunnel. Just minutes south of Damascus.

To see the ponies, start at Massie Gap and hike the Rhododendron Trail, which connects to a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Following this moderately challenging trail leads across Wilburn Ridge to Rhododendron Gap, one of the best spots in the Grayson Highlands state park to see the ponies. The ponies are usually gentle and accustomed to visitors, but park officials warn hikers not to approach, feed or pet them. If startled, the ponies might bite or kick.

Backbone Rock Trail

Whitetop and Mount Rogers feature panoramic views of 5 states and are both over a mile high. Check out all five here.

Whitetop Laurel just might be the most unique trout stream in the Old Dominion. Located in Washington County in far Southwest Virginia near Damascus.  The Virginia Creeper Trail runs along much of the stream, making it one of the most accessible wild trout fisheries in the state.

The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and tells the story of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions, a historic event that sparked what is now known as the “big bang of country music.” These recordings continue to influence and inspire the music of today. Check this out.


112 East Laurel Ave.
Damascus, VA 24236