Located in the Blue Ridge mountains of Southwest Virginia, the town of Damascus is known as a Trail Town, USA for its 7+ national, regional, and local trails that intersect within the town limits. Called "the friendliest town" on the Appalachian Trail, Damascus is also famous for its small town charm and its proximity to some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation in the state.
Here in Damascus you are minutes away from world class hiking, biking, trout fishing, and bouldering, and, thanks to our central location, you can easily enjoy one of the best culinary, music, and spirited scenes in the region.
A premier outdoor destination for visitors seeking to add a little adventure to their lives, come explore the amazing scenery of the Virginia Creeper Trail. Though it's best known for its "17 mile downhill bike ride," some folks also come to Damascus from all over the world to run, fish, hike, and bird watch.