The Virginia Creeper Trail Welcome Center

Limited Hours. Call or Email for Info.

The Virginia Creeper Trail Welcome Center is currently open limited hours. We are happy to assist you by phone or email, so that we can help you plan your trip.

Creeper Trail Welcome Center sign

The Virginia Creeper Trail Welcome Center is located at the Abingdon trailhead of the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.  Operated by the Town of Abingdon, the Welcome Center is staffed by Town employees and VA Creeper Trail volunteers. 

Amenities include

  • Free parking for the trail
  • Maps, brochures and visitor guides
  • Official Virginia Creeper Trail merchandise
  • Bottled water
  • Public restrooms
  • Picnic shelter

Attractions at the Welcome Center:

Old Mollie Steam Engine – Norfolk & Western Steam Engine 433. In its heyday, 433 was one of more than 100 Class M engines owned and operated by Norfolk and Western during a 50-year period. Today, Abingdon’s Mollie is only one of two still in existence. 

Official headquarters of The Virginia Creeper Trail Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the Creeper Trail corridor.