Take 64 west to the exit for Route 250 at Crozet. Follow 250 west to Route 151 South.
For a scenic route, take 250 west from Charlottesville all the way to Rt. 151)
Follow Route 151 South 14 miles, past Nellysford (which has good options for lunch and dinner).
Spruce Creek Park is about 1 mile south of Nellysford on the left, with parking off Glenthorne Loop (Route 627). You can continue about 1/2 a mile down Glenthorne Loop to reach the Glenthorne Trailhead, on your right just after a sharp left bend in the road. Please drive gently along Glenthorne Loop!
NEW Natural History Center Located inside the Old Wintergreen Country Store at 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958. Follow the Directions above to the Spruce Creek Park. There is a small parking lot in front of the Natural History Center or you can park in the more spacious parking area on Glenthorne Loop. Hours for the Center are 10 -4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Phone 434-361-0271
Camille Memorial Trailhead is about 2 miles south of Nellysford, on the right just after crossing the Rockfish River. Look for the large boulders marking the parking area and trailhead.
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NELSON SCENIC LOOP CAN BE ACCESSED AT DIFFERENT POINTS ALONG THE LOOP.
WE RECOMMEND YOU BEGIN AT SPRUCE CREEK PARK ON RT 151 SOUTH OF NELLYSFORD, VA 22958
From areas east and northeast:
From I-66, take Exit 43a (Gainesville, Rt. 29 South). Follow 29 South to I-64 West (in Charlottesville). Take I-64 West to Exit 107 (Crozet, Rt. 250) Take 250 West to Rt. 151 South, turn left. Follow Rt. 151 South to SPRUCE CREEK PARK 12.7 miles.
From areas south:
Take Rt. 29 North to Rt. 151 North, turn left. Follow Rt. 151 for 22.2 miles to Rt. 627 and SPRUCE CREEK PARK.
From areas west, northwest and southwest:
Take I-81 to I-64 East to Exit 99 (Afton, Rt. 250). Take Rt. 250 East to Rt. 151 South, turn right. Follow Rt. 151 South to Rt. 664, 12.7 miles TO SPRUCE CREEK PARK
From the Blue Ridge Parkway:
At Reid’s Gap exit (between mileposts 13 and 14). east on Rt. 664 TO rt 151, turn left on Rt 151 and proceed 1.5 miles to SPRUCE CREEK PARK. Please note that during the winter the Parkway is not plowed and is frequently closed. We also do not recommend the Parkway when there is fog. Please use an alternate route.