Getting Here

Directions To The Outdoor Education Center

From Harrisonburg, VA 

From Washington, DC (Quick Toll Route)

From Washington, DC (Non-Toll Route)

From Baltimore, MD

From Maryland or North Washington, DC

FROM HARRISONBURG, VA 
Distance: about 100 miles
Time: about 2 hours

  1. Take I-81 north to Winchester (68 miles) 

  2. Take VA-7 for to Berryville (8.7 miles)

    Take the VA-7 Exit. 
    Keep left at the fork in the ramp.  Merge.
    Turn left onto VA-7 East.  

  3. Take US-340 to Charles Town (11.4 miles)

    Take the US-340 South/US-340 North ramp towards 
    Charles Town/Berryville.
    Keep left at the fork in the ramp.  
    Turn left onto US-340 N.  

  4. Take WV-115 Exit to Mission Road (3 miles)

    Take the WV-115 Exit ramp towards Charles Town.  
    Keep right at the fork in the ramp.  
    Turn right on WV-115 at the stop sign. 
    Go 2 miles and cross the Shenandoah River.  
    Go 1 mile more and turn right on Mission Road. 

  5. Follow Directions below for Mission Road to Outdoor Education Center (7.7 miles)

 

FROM WASHINGTON DC (Quick Toll Route)
Distance: about 60 miles
You will be subject to tolls on this route, both ways
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes - 1 hour 45 minutes

  1. Go WEST on I-66. 

  2. Take VA-267 W (Toll Road) to Leesburg (28 miles)

    Take exit 67: Dulles Airport/495 North/Baltimore  (To Toll Road 267).  
    Merge onto VA-267 West (Toll Road).  
    Follow 267 West (To All Local Exits) for 28 miles.  
    Keep to the right.  
    Do not get onto the Dulles Airport Road (for airport traffic only)
    VA-267 is also called the Greenway Toll after second Toll Plaza.   

  3. Take VA-7 W to VA-9 intersection (5 miles)

    The toll road ends at Leesburg.
    Take US-15 South/VA-7 West, exit 1A, on the left, towards Leesburg/Warrenton.
    Merge onto VA-7 West towards Winchester 

  4. Take VA-9 W to Mission Road (16 miles) 

    • Turn right at the stop sign towards Hillsboro/Charles Town WV.

    • You will pass through a blinking yellow light, and then a traffic light at the bottom of a hill (intersection of 287).

    • After 8 miles you will pass through Hillsboro, and then another traffic light at Harpers Ferry Road. Be sure to keep left at this light, and DO NOT merge right to Harpers Ferry.

    • After 13 miles, you will cross the top of the mountain and see signs WELCOMING YOU TO WEST VIRGINIA, and SIGNS for the APPLACHIAN TRAIL. Almost immediately following those signs, you will come to an intersection with no stops- YOU NEED TO TURN LEFT HERE- this is Route 115 or Charles Town Rd. (If the road changes to a new four lane road, you have missed your turn and gone to far).

    • You will begin descending down the mountain in a series of curves.

    • In 1.5 miles you will pass the Blue Ridge Elementary School on the left.

    • When you see this, keep your eyes open for the green Mission Road sign on the left.

  5. Follow Directions below for Mission Road to Outdoor Education Center (7.7 miles)

 

FROM WASHINGTON DC (Non Toll Route)
Distance: about 60 miles
Time: 1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours

  1. Go WEST on I-66. 

  2. Take VA-7 W (Leesburg Pike), Exit 66,  to Leesburg (28 miles) 

  3. Take VA-7 W to VA-9 intersection (5 miles)

    Take the US-15 South/VA-7 West ramp towards Warrenton/Winchester
    Merge onto VA-7 W/Leesburg Bypass/US-15 Bypass South
    Stay straight to go onto VA-7 W towards Winchester 

  4. Take VA-9 W to Mission Road (16 miles) 

    • Turn right at the stop sign towards Hillsboro/Charles Town WV.

    • You will pass through a blinking yellow light, and then a traffic light at the bottom of a hill (intersection of 287).

    • After 8 miles you will pass through Hillsboro, and then another traffic light at Harpers Ferry Road. Be sure to keep left at this light, and DO NOT merge right to Harpers Ferry.

    • After 13 miles, you will cross the top of the mountain and see signs WELCOMING YOU TO WEST VIRGINIA, and SIGNS for the APPLACHIAN TRAIL. Almost immediately following those signs, you will come to an intersection with no stops- YOU NEED TO TURN LEFT HERE- this is Route 115 or Charles Town Rd. (If the road changes to a new four lane road, you have missed your turn and gone to far).

    • You will begin descending down the mountain in a series of curves.

    • In 1.5 miles you will pass the Blue Ridge Elementary School on the left.

    • When you see this, keep your eyes open for the green Mission Road sign on the left.

  5. Turn left on Mission Road. Follow Directions below for Mission Road to Outdoor Education Center (7.7 miles)

 

FROM MARYLAND OR NORTH WASHINGTON, DC
Distance: about 75 miles
Time: about 2 hours

  1. From Capital Beltway/I-495, take I-270 North to Frederick (34 miles) 

  2. Merge onto I-70 West towards Hagerstown (1 mile) 

  3. Merge onto US-340 West via exit number 52 toward Charles Town/Leesburg (26 miles) 

  4. Merge onto US-340 S/WV-9 E toward Berryville/Leesburg (2 miles) 

  5. Take the WV-115 Exit ramp toward Charles Town (.2 miles) 

  6. Turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto WV-115 to Mission Road (3.5 miles)

    NOTE: You will cross the Shenandoah River after 2.5 miles, and start going up the mountain. Look for the Mission Road sign at the top of the mountain, about a mile after crossing the river. 

  7. Turn right onto Mission Road (CR-9/5) 

  8. Follow Directions below for Mission Road to Outdoor Education Center (7.7 miles)

 

FROM BALTIMORE, MD

Distance: about 75 miles

Time: about 2 hours

  1. From I-695, take I-70 West to Frederick

  2. Merge onto I-70 West towards Hagerstown (1 mile)

  3. Merge onto US-340 West via exit number 52 toward Charles Town/Leesburg (26 miles)

  4. Merge onto US-340 S/WV-9 E toward Berryville/Leesburg (2 miles)

  5. Take the WV-115 Exit ramp toward Charles Town (.2 miles)

  6. Turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto WV-115 to Mission Road (3.5 miles)
    NOTE: You will cross the Shenandoah River after 2.5 miles, and start going up the mountain. Look for the Mission Road sign at the top of the mountain, about a mile after crossing the river.

  7. Turn right onto Mission Road (CR-9/5)

  8. Follow Directions below for Mission Road to Outdoor Education Center (7.7 miles)

 

FROM MISSION ROAD TO FLOC Outdoor Education Center 
Distance: 7.7 miles

NOTE: Do not add additional driving time from Mission Road.  This driving time has already been figured in the time estimates given above. 

  1. Take Mission Road South to the Rolling Ridge/FLOC Outdoor Education sign on left at the intersection of Mission Road and Patriot's Way (6.3 miles)

    (You will pass one stop sign and small Country Market will be on the left after about 3 miles. Watch for the Rolling Ridge/FLOC Outdoor Education sign after a series of sharp, winding turns going down a hill.) 

  2. Turn left on the gravel road and drive about .9 miles to the 4 way intersection. 

    NOTE: The paved road continues as Patriot's Way to Riverside Community, about a half mile down the road. 

  3. Turn left at the 4 way intersection onto FLOC Way and follow the gravel road to the parking area.

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