Damascus, Virginia, is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

It is traversed by the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage Trail, Virginia's Birding and Wildlife Trail, and lies within a short distance of hundreds of miles of other hiking, horse, and biking trails.

The town is becoming a major tourist destination for those seeking a way into the wilderness. We invite you to visit with us, sit on the porch of one of our bed and breakfasts, ride a bike through our forests, walk beside a mountain stream, and make yourself at home.

Mobile phone site

Local residents: click on this line to see current notices related to town business.

Town Council meeting date, Trout Contest, Market Summary


Five Days in Damascus

Suggested activities for a five-day vacation

Creeper Trail Zipline
Combine a Creeper Trail Zipline tour with a bike
trip or a visit to Grayson Highlands or to the High Country.

Click here or on a photo for a suggested itinerary for a five-day visit to Damascus.

Downtown Damascus, Virginia.

Horse riding tours
Book a family or individual trip with Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures and explore the Virginia Horse Trail.

Exploring Mount Rogers
Explore Virginia's highest mountains in the majestic Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, with trails over a mile high.

Virginia Creeper Trail
Take the classic ride on the famous Virginia Creeper Trail, considered among the best rail-trails in Eastern America.

Doing nothing much in Damascus
Get comfortable in a small town where you can walk around or just sit or lie down and rest. Let the kids explore.


Old Mill map of Damascus

Click here for a walking map of Damascus
(provided by the Damascus Old Mill) or go here for a PDF brochure of local hikes

Weather Forecast | Weather Maps

Damascus on Youtube!

Wireless relay map

Damascus goes wireless. Free internet for residents and visitors.

Click here for a map and information.

Damascus, an Appalachian Trail Community
Damascus, Virginia
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