Serving the Southwest Virginia Area

Damascus Trail Center

A collaboration between the Town of Damascus and the ATC, the Damascus Trail Center embraces and enhances southwest Virginia’s growing status as a hub for outdoor recreation.

Damascus Trail Center
209 West Laurel Ave.
Damascus, VA 24236

Phone: 304.535.6331 ext. 6

Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The center will also be closed on the following 2024 holidays:

Thursday, July 4th; Thursday, November 28th; Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24th & 25th; and on Wednesday, January 1st 2025.





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Damascus Trail Center Mission:

  • Empower visitors, volunteers, local businesses, and the regional economy by connecting people to the region’s outdoor resources.
  • Educate visitors and volunteers through exhibits, interpretation, and programming.
  • Protect the A.T. Landscape by being a hub to learn about environmental stewardship.

The Damascus Trail Center (DTC) connects people to nature. Located in Damascus, Virginia — aka “Trail Town, USA” — the DTC acts as a hub uniting visitors and volunteers with a wide range of outdoor resources throughout the region. The Center caters to a broad community of people – from experienced outdoor enthusiasts to those at the very beginning of building a relationship with nature.

The DTC was built to educate, empower, and protect the region’s visitors, volunteers, and communities. The DTC educates by focusing on the principles of responsible recreation and environmental stewardship. High-quality exhibits and programming will showcase the nearby landscape and share stories of stewards who protect nearby outdoor spaces. Instilling a sense of stewardship will be the foundation for programming and activities at The Center. The DTC empowers by promoting volunteerism, community building, and connections to and stewardship of the region’s outdoor assets. Finally, the DTC protects local outdoor spaces, providing a destination where the relationship between the region and its outdoor resources can be fully explored, and where people can learn how to develop a closer connection to the outdoors.

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Facility Information

  • 2,100 Square feet
  • 1,000 Square feet of outdoor programming space
  • .41 acre lot in the heart of “Trail Town, USA”
  • Hands on learning and training workshop.

Volunteer at the DTC

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Damascus Trail Center, please contact us at