Helm Mountain

Distance:  23 miles

Climbing:  105 feet per mile


​Description:  This out-and-back route starts at the Rockfish River and travels through some fairly isolated sections of Nelson County.  You get clear views of 3 different sides of the distinctive Helm Mountain with its cell tower and fire tower on the top.

Stores:  None




In the GPS screen, click on the 3 dots to download a GPX or FIT file.

Turn on Course Points to see stores.

Starting Point:

     Rockfish River

     Routes 617 & 623

     Faber, VA 22938

     GPS: 37.836150, -78.787968


From Charlottesville (I-64) take 29 South approximately 20 miles. Turn left on Rockfish River Road (Route 617) for 1 mile to Stagebridge Road (Route 623).  Park just before the bridge.

Helm Mountain
Firetruck Museum