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Rockfish Gap

Afton Circle, South River, Virginia 22920 USA

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“Abandoned gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains”

Rockfish Gap is a wind gap located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Charlottesville and Waynesboro, Virginia, United States, through Afton Mountain, which is frequently used to refer to the gap.

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Johanna Flato

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Rockfish Gap marks the Northern beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Southern end of the Skyline Drive.

It has seen a lot of activity over the course of history (check out the photo of the sign that talks about cites stories about the Native Americans and Thomas Jefferson). Now, it is ridden with a grown-over collection of abandoned signs and buildings. They are totally intriguing. If you start to get creeped out, just visit the lively popcorn truck that has set up shop amidst the graffiti'd ruins. If you are looking for the Visitors Center, the inn at Afton, or Swannanoa, look for the discreet signs leading you up the hill.

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July 16, 2021
Rated 4.0

So this location is great if your going east…. West you have to do a big 15 mile loop.

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Rockfish Gap

Afton Circle
South River, Virginia
22920 USA
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