This route originally appeared in "A Cyclist’s Guide to the Shenandoah Valley" by Randy Porter and Nancy Sorrells, but the start point has been moved to Constitution Park and Downtown Waynesboro.
Follow the South River as it flows towards its confluence with the North River to form the South Fork of the Shenandoah at Port Republic, Virginia.
The route takes you by the old Dooms Crossing Railroad stop, named for John Dooms, the landowner at the time that the railroad came through in the 1880s.
Travel along the base of Sawmill Ridge and the Blue Ridge Mountains as you make your way back south toward Waynesboro.
PARKING: Park in the Farmer’s Market public lot at the corner of West Main Street and Arch Avenue (Waynesboro Pavilion at Constitution Park).
START: Constitution Park, 215 W. Main Street, Waynesboro VA 22980
DIRECTION: The route is counterclockwise.
DIFFICULTY/CHALLENGES: This is a beginner to intermediate route due to its length and modest elevation gain.
FACILITIES ON ROUTE: The route starts in downtown Waynesboro with ample opportunities for food and rest rooms. Heritage on Main Street and The Green Leaf Grill are local favorites.
|Starts in:||Waynesboro, VA, US|
|Elevation:||+692 / -693 ft|