A friend recently turned me on to the Virginia Creeper trail, and although I haven't been there yet, I've been doing some research online. Also searched the forums here and found some mention of it. It sounds wonderful for bikepacking (Hey, 17 continuous miles of downhill ?!!!!?) so it's been added to my bucket list!

My question is this: Since folks mention restaurants and cabins all along the route, how conducive is the trail to stealth camping? My preference would be to use the trail to cover miles, but to sleep and eat on my own. Call me a recluse, but when I'm out enjoying nature, I don't wanna sit in a restaurant to eat or in a bathroom to go!

Just wondering if anyone can share from experience whether or not this trail would lend itself to "out-there" camping . . .