Shady Mountain Road

Total Miles
7.6

Elevation

675.06 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall

Trail Overview

The northern end of Shady Mountain Road starts just east of the Blue Ridge Parkway near the town of Buena Vista. It travels mostly south towards the Lynchburg Reservoir for 7.5 miles. Along the route, there are a few campsites. Some are along spur trails, and a few near the southern terminus are just off the main route. It alternates between graded gravel, packed dirt, and some rocky sections.

Difficulty

Outside of steep entrances to campsites, it's well-maintained with just a few banked curves that could be slick in inclement weather.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Dan M
Jan 01, 2024
2021 Toyota Tacoma
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