Afton - Devils Knob - Reeds Gap

Distance:  47 miles

Climbing:  110 feet per mile

 

Description:  This challenging ride includes a modest climb immediately after the start, then a long climb up to Afton village and on to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The Parkway climbs for much of the next 9 miles to the Dripping Rock Parking Area.  Crossing the Appalachian Trail (on foot), it then climbs to the top of Devil's Knob, descends through the Wintergreen resort, and climbs to the top of Reed's Gap.  The route returns on the Parkway, down through Afton village, and back to the start.

Stores:  Mile 21 (Wintergreen Resort).

Alerts:

1.  1.3 mile stretch on US 250 from Afton village at mile 7 up to the Parkway has moderate, fast traffic.

2.  Descent from Devil's Knob through Wintergreen is steep and winding.

3.  Descent from Blue Ridge Parkway on US 250, Route 6, and Route 750 is steep and winding.

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Starting Point:

     Greenwood Community Center

     865 Greenwood Road

     Crozet, VA 22932

     GPS:  38.054717, -78.755161

 

From Charlottesville, take US 250 west for approximately 15 miles. Approximately 2 miles after US 250 passes under I-64, turn right on Greenwood Station Road (Route 690). At the next intersection, turn right on Greenwood Road (Route 691). The community center is on the right.

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