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Cahas Mountain

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It’s a relatively short ride to the top of Cahas Mountain in Franklin County, but it is one of the most beautiful bike routes in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. From Chaos Mountain Brewing on Dillons Mill Road, it’s a 3.5 mile ride to the summit of the route. Riders travel north from the brewery for just under ½ mile before turning right on Route 726 to make the climb. The nearly 1,000-foot climb delivers a rewarding ride to Wades Gap at 2,286 feet. This is a narrow road that isn’t commonly used for vehicle traffic, making it a great option for biking. It also doesn’t hurt that you can treat yourself to a delicious craft beer at Chaos Mountain Brewing once you head back down the mountain. Cheers!