This route loops north and east through western Orange County, then crosses the Rapidan river into southern Madison County. Heading north and east again, it crosses the Rapidan river a second time, climbs up and over Little Skyline Drive, and returns past Montpelier (the home of James and Dolly Madison). The terrain is modestly hilly, alternating between shaded and open.
Alerts: Use caution on US 33 when exiting from and returning to the parking lot.
PARTICULAR CAUTION: The railroad crossing on Weyburn Road (mile 30/36) has proved to be quite dangerous, having caused several serious accidents in the past. It is strongly recommended that you slow down to less than 10 miles per hour when approaching the tracks, and cross as close as possible to 90 degrees. In wet conditions dismount and walk your bike across.
Route page: Barboursville – Little Skyline
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