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.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Roseland, VA 22967
GPS: 37.870335, -78.919119
At the Devils Backbone Brewing Company grounds, park in the first parking area on the left.