Barboursville – Little Skyline
Distance: 34 / 40 miles
Climbing: 70 / 75 feet per mile
Description: 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.
Stores: Mile 9 (Old Somerset) – *Now closed, run over by a truck.
Alerts: Use caution on US 33 when exiting from and returning to the parking lot.
5251 Spotswood Trail (US 33)
Barboursville, VA 22923
GPS: 38.175319, -78.285215
NOTE: The left-hand section of the parking lot as you face the front of the building, marked by yellow parking stripes, is reserved for firemen. Please use the right-hand side, furthest from the entrance to the lot.