Schuyler - Rockfish

Distance:  49 miles

Climbing:  70 feet per mile

 

Description:  From the Crossroads Store, this modestly hilly ride heads south to Alberene then into eastern Nelson County to the Rockfish area.  The next stretch is an out-and-back along 5 miles of the Rockfish River on one of the flattest stretches of road in the area, followed by a climb up to the village of Schuyler before finishing with 15 miles of rolling terrain back to the starting point.  Don't miss the Walton's Mountain Museum in Schuyler.

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Stores:  Mile 0 (Crossroads); mile 33 (Schuyler)

 

Alerts: 

1.  There are two 2-mile stretches (at Mile 14.4 and Mile 35.6) on Route 6; traffic is fast but quite sparse and the road is broad with excellent pavement.

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Starting Point:

     Crossroads Store

     4916 Plank Rd

     North Garden, VA 22959

     GPS:  37.956594, -78.658049

 

From Charlottesville, take US 29 south approximately 9 miles beyond I-64 to Route 692 (Plank Road). Turn left on Route 692, then immediately left into the Crossroads Store parking lot. Park on the back (east) side of the complex.

© 2016 William Lowe