The Virginia Creeper is a fast-growing vine named after one of the first locations it was found in North America. There is also a trail in Abingdon known as the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail. This 32.7-mile trail is paved with gravel and you will see many hikers, bikers, and even horseback riders along the way. Your dog can join you on your journey, and you'll both come across plenty of terrific scenery along your walk. There are picnic spots, parks, rivers, forests, fields, and even railway memorabilia on the path. The Virginia Creeper Trail is part of a network of trails that were once abandoned railway lines that have been converted into paths for public use.