This tour begins at the North Fork Brethren Church. To reach the
church take Rt. 28 south from Circleville, 2.7 miles to Cherry Grove
and then take Snowy Mt. Road (Rt. 17) for 1.8 miles.
Begin the tour by taking Upper North Fork Road (Rt. 19), which
follows the river up the valley. At 5.2 miles the pavement ends
and the tour enters Highland County, VA, where a steep ascent begins
on a hard-packed dirt road. The climb tops out at 6.5 miles and
the road surface becomes packed gravel.
The next 6 miles are rolling, scenic countryside. At 8.1 miles
the road surface becomes paved. At 9.0 miles, continue straight
on Rt. 644. Do not turn right on Rt. 643.
At 10.6 miles, turn left on Rt. 640 and at 12.8 miles, reenter
Pendleton County and descend Wimer Mt. Road (Rt. 26), reaching the
bottom at 13.8 miles, where you then turn left onto Snowy Mt. Rd.
Begin the last ascent, topping out at 15.6 miles, and from there
it's a breathtaking, scenic 4.9 mile downhill glide to the starting