Jarmans Gap - Afton

Distance:  24 miles

Climbing:  110 feet per mile


​Description:  This ride starts out with a 3-mile, very steep climb up to Jarman’s Gap on the Skyline Drive.  The remainder of the ride is much less challenging; it continues with 8 miles on the very scenic Skyline Drive itself then descends back down the mountain in a round-about way to the starting point.

Stores:  None



1.  After the long climb up to Jarman’s Gap, the route continues for half a mile on a Shenandoah National Park fire trail to the Skyline Drive.  Riding is prohibited on this trail, so walk your bike.

2.  There is a 1.3 mile section on US 250 descending from Skyline Drive to Route 6 with high-speed traffic.  Use caution.

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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.