When you come to Taylors Valley you will see the Creeper Trail Café on the right, then cross over the bridge and turn left to park behind the Community Center. This red building was at one time a Company Club Car for Norfolk & Western Railroad and now is a community center. There are portable toilets here also and CAUTION these are also the restroom facilities for the Creeper Trail Café which is only serving takeout food for their outdoor picnic area at this time. Through October 2020 the café is open everyday except Wednesday. After the season you will need to check the Creeper Trail Café Facebook page for information.
From the Taylors Valley Trailhead parking area you can also walk toward the Creek Junction which is approximately 4 miles. You will leave the creek quickly and head into a beautiful section that crosses through Taylors Valley.
The valley ends right as you cross over trestle #28 and Taylors Valley Road comes to an end. You begin following the Whitetop creek again at this point and head back into the woods. The diversity of this section makes for a very interesting walk.
Remember to be courteous while hiking and biking the Virginia Creeper Trail. October is a very popular month to visit the trail so be sure to walk single file while hiking and call out “on your left” when biking past hikers. Let’s keep this wonderful outdoor adventure a great experience for us all! Stay tuned for more photo adventures along the Virginia Creeper Trail and please follow our Photo Blogs on our Bluemoonistic website. Feel free to contact us anytime, stay safe and wave to us on the trail…