Mount Doom - Three Creeks
Distance: 27 miles
Climbing: 95 feet per mile
Description: A pleasant ride for the most part through very rural sections of Nelson County, it includes a steep, somewhat technical descent after a long, moderate climb over what is affectionately called Mount Doom. The route fords several small creeks in the middle section between miles 15 and 18.
Stores: Mile 12 (uncertain hours).
1. Descent at mile 7 is steep and fast. Use caution.
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Salem Church, Rt. 722
Schuyler, VA 22969
GPS: 37.762993, -78.705214
From Charlottesville (I-64), take 29 South approximately 18 miles. Turn left on Irish Road (Route 6) for 5 miles, then right on Schuyler Road (Route 800) for 1 mile, then left on Howardsville Turnpike (Route 602) for 2 miles, then right on Rockfish Crossing (Route 722). Continue 1.5 miles to the old Salem Church on the right.