Charlottesville Bicycle Club

Crabtree Falls – Devil’s Knob

Distance: 44 / 53 miles
Climbing: 105 / 105 feet per mile

Description: This very challenging and highly scenic ride starts out with a sharp climb over Brent’s Gap and continues with a long, often steep climb up Crabtree Falls Highway along the Tye River, past Montebello to the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there it heads north on the Parkway for 13 miles to the top of Reed’s Gap. The short route descends steeply back to the starting point, while the long route continues on the Parkway for another 4 miles, crosses the Appalachian Trail (on foot) to the back side of the Wintergreen Resort, climbs up to Devil’s Knob, then descends for 10 miles to the starting point.

Stores: Mile 21 (Montebello)

Alerts: The final descent for both routes is long, steep, and fast. Use caution.

Starting Point:

   Devils Backbone Brewing Company
   Mosbys Run
   Roseland, VA 22967
   GPS: 37.870335, -78.919119

At the Devils Backbone Brewing Company grounds, park in the first parking area on the left.