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Blue Ridge Tunnel - West Trailhead


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Blue Ridge Tunnel
East Trailhead
West Trailhead

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Facility Area Information

Contact: NCPR Office  Phone: (434) 263-7130

West Trail Info
*Significant elevation change, max grade 19%. The steep grade of the Western Trailhead may limit access to people with limited mobility.

20 parking spaces available and buses may park here. Trail is NOT ADA accessible.

West Tunnel Portal (entrance) to Western Trailhead:
Length 4,279 feet (0.81 miles); net change in elevation +175 feet; grades range from -17% to +19% for lengths of 150+feet with grades over 5% for a majority of the trail; average grade is 6.5% max grade 19%.

One section includes a concrete mat stream crossing that may have water flowing over it during or shortly after rainstorms.

Trail width is 10 ft. Cross Slope 1-2% for the entire trail. Surface material: crushed stone.

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