Afton, Virginia: Blue Ridge Tunnel Team Field Report

129 Afton Depot Lane, Afton, VA
I-64 exit 99. Drive southeast on US-250/Rockfish Gap Tpke for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Afton Mountain Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Afton Depot Lane. Drive to the parking lot. Walk about a mile to the tunnel entrance, and the tunnel is four-fifths of a mile long. Bring a hat, a jacket, and at least two light sources.
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Blue Ridge Tunnel

Former 1858 railroad tunnel opened as a walking trail in Nov. 2020. Four-fifths of a mile long and unlighted. Report... [01/01/2021]

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Icicle duel.

Blue Ridge Tunnel

Amazing! We went in winter and I was skeptical -- but the icicles were spectacular. Be sure to bring a real flashlight. The path is completely flat; it would even be stroller accessible. Perfect family outing. It's about one mile to the tunnel (and one mile through it), for a total there-and-back-again of four miles.

[Jennifer Kefer, 01/01/2021]

The eastern, Afton approach to the tunnel is flat, as is the tunnel itself. The western, Waynesboro approach is steep.

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