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Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel

  • 483 Three Notched Mountain Highway
    Waynesboro, VA 22980

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The Blue Ridge Tunnel trail system offers two access points to the tunnel.

 

The western trailhead is situated just east of Waynesboro at 483 Three Notched Mountain Highway and has 25 spaces and 2 oversized areas for small buses. The steep grade of the western trailhead may limit access to people with limited mobility.

 

The east trail is fully accessible, primarily flat and offers views of the active railroad line. The 12-spot parking lot can be found at 215 Afton Depot Lane.

 

At just over 2.25 miles one way, the crushed stone path offers the explorer a chance to travel back in time to touch the original pin scars from the 1850’s. Today, the tunnel is more cave-like and holds year-round temperatures of 50 degrees. Traveling through the long, dark tunnel will be a stirring experience for a variety of visitors from across the Commonwealth and beyond: hikers and cyclists of every level, wildlife watchers, history enthusiasts, railroad buffs, heritage tourists, school children on field trips, and nearby residents.

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