16 - Creek Junction

How to get there - Leave St Matthew Lutheran Church and continue west on VA 603 which will shortly become US 58. Access to Creek Junction is on the left and is VA 728. The short (but narrow) gravel road leads to the former railroad bridge. Watch for approaching vehicles in the curves.


Railroad, Trestle, and Creek - The photo above is the trestle across Whitetop Laurel Creek. This trestle which once carried trains, now carries the Virginia Creeper Trail and the Appalachian Trail.


Creek Junction is a beautiful spot on Whitetop Laurel Creek with stunning views from the trestle. A spur track from the Konnarock saw mill joined the main line here. Today the site includes a parking lot, toilet, and access to the creek and train trestle.


Accessible decks for fishing are available or just stick your toes in Whitetop Laurel Creek! Follow the former railroad grade up a gentle slope to the trestle to enjoy the views.