Barboursville - Little Skyline

Distance:  34/40 miles

Climbing:  65 feet per mile

Description: This route loops north and east through western Orange County, then crosses the Rapidan river into southern Madison County.  Heading north and east again, it crosses the Rapidan river a second time, climbs up and over Little Skyline Drive, and returns past Montpelier (the home of James and Dolly Madison).  The terrain is modestly hilly, alternating between shaded and open.

Stores:  Mile 9 (Old Somerset)


1.  Use caution on US 33 when exiting from and returning to the parking lot.

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Starting Point:

Barboursville Firehouse

5251 Spotswood Trail (US 33)

Barboursville, VA 22923

GPS:  38.175319, -78.285215


From Charlottesville, take Route 20 North to Barboursville. Turn left on Route 33. The firehouse parking lot is located on the right.


Note: the left-hand section of the parking lot as you face the front of the building, marked by yellow parking stripes, is reserved for firemen. Please use the right-hand side, furthest from the entrance to the lot.