Rivanna Reservoir - Free Union

Distance:  29 miles

Climbing:  75 feet per mile


​Description:  A moderately hilly ride, this route includes a number of rollers but no major climbs.  A 1.5 mile (each way) out-and-back section at mile 6 turns around at a ford over Buck Mountain Creek; don’t be tempted to try to ride across, as the ford is a bit too deep.

Stores:  None




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Starting Point:

     Rivanna Reservoir

     Routes 660 & 662

     Earlysville, VA 22936

     GPS: 38.128685, -78.514890


From Charlottesville, take Hydraulic Road (Route 743) away from town, turn left on Woodlands Road (Route 676) for approximately 3 miles, then turn right on Reas Ford Road (Route 660) for approximately 1.4 miles. Park at the intersection of Reas Ford Road and Bleak House Road (Route 662).