Opposition to the Virginia Creeper Trail

In the early days of discussion on creating the Virginia Creeper Trail, several persons voiced their opposition in various ways.
One method was a lawsuit, filed by 13 persons whose property was crossed by the trail.
Other methods, both psychological and violently physical, are shown below.
Those in opposition either did not accept the fact, or did not realize,
that Norfolk and Western Railway owned the property they were claiming and blocking.
Photos are from the Abingdon town archives.

Trestle Number 6 burns, August 14, 1985.


Physical obstacles

Locked gates

Psychological warfare

Really big physical obstacles

Trestle Number 6, after the fire.

See the related article, "The Creation of the Virginia Creeper Trail."