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TWO MILES OF URBAN ZOOM
Montgomery Hall Park is a great spot for
riders of all levels.
Montgomery Hall Park, Staunton.

confederate fort. From the 2,875-foot overlook,
you'll spot Highland County valleys bowled in by
a horizon of Alleghany Mountains.
Get There: Follow U.S. 250 west from Staunton
to the overlook. About 25 miles.

MOUNTAIN BIKE
Sherando Lake Recreation Area,
Sherando.

What to Expect: Located less than 10 miles
outside of Waynesboro, for avid riders, this is
a gold-mine of trails. The area is in the George
Washington National Forest, and offers days'worth of rides. features lots of big climbs,
360-degree views and many expert routes. Ask
about trail maps at the ranger station on the
way into the Sherando Lake Recreation Area.
We like the 19.1-mile Sherando Lake Advanced
Loop. And here's a tip: Pack a serious lunch and
plan for a full day.
Get There: From Interstate 64, take exit 96 and
turn right onto Va. 624. Head east for 2 miles,
turning left on Va. 664 in Lyndhurst. Continue for
7.4 miles, then turn right onto Sherando Lake Road.

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What to Expect: A great option just outside of
downtown Staunton. This beautiful, hilly, 148-acre
park features more than six miles of heavily forested
and well-maintained single-track loops and trails.
Beginner-friendly, but enjoyable for riders of all
levels. Try the yellow-blazed, 2-mile-long MHP
Expressway.
Get There: Follow Middlebrook Avenue out of
downtown Staunton for .4 miles. Turn right onto
Bridge Street. Continue for .2 miles, then turn left
onto Stuart Street. Go .6 miles and turn left onto
Montgomery Avenue. The park will be on your right.
Take the second entrance, following the road up
the hill to the parking lot just beyond the softball
fields. Across the road from the lot, you'll find a
sign detailing bike routes.
Braley Pond Day Use Area, North River.

What to Expect: Less than 30 minutes from
Staunton, the area is home to the opening
stretch of the nearly 150-mile-long Shenandoah
Mountain Trail. We like the 18-mile Braley's Pond
& Confederate Breastworks Loop. Along the way,
you'll pass through plenty of George Washington and
Jefferson National Forests, take in the vista from



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