THE COOLEST HIKE IN VIRGINIA
Discover Virginia’s newest hike in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains. 2.5 hours from Washington, DC – 3 hours from Tidewater and just 90 miles west of Richmond, the Crozet Tunnel Greenway lies waiting to be discovered.
Nearly 20 years in the making, the trail, open dawn to dusk, has something for everyone – railroad enthusiasts, hikers and bikers, history buffs and cave dwellers.
Come see for yourself why we think it is THE COOLEST HIKE IN VIRGINIA!
Located where the famed Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park converge you will find two access points for your next adventure.
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.
The western trailhead is situated in Waynesboro at 483 Three Notched Mountain Highway and has 20 spaces and 2 over-sized areas for small buses.
Please use these directions – not GPS or Google Maps.
The winding trail cuts through a mature forest lined with laurels, moss and a small mountain stream. The steep grade limits access to only those who are fully mobile.
Wanderers can discover bats, the elusive long tailed salamander, ancient hand molded bricks and secret waterfalls. Strap on your headlamp and lace up your hiking shoes for a cool, unforgettable voyage!
Connecting two regions steeped in libation history, the Crozet Tunnel Greenway is your starting point for your next tasty excursion.
Nelson 151 is the travel destination for Virginia wine, craft beer, hard cider and outdoor recreation lovers. Route 151 is a designated Virginia scenic byway on the Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge.
To the west, explore the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail where travelers can relax and enjoy the companionship of good friends amidst some of the nation’s most beautiful farms and mountains, taste the fresh flavors of a farm-to-table meal, or listen to music under the stars as you discover a new favorite band