Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run
How to Get to the
Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp
We also have a map and elevation chart of the course.
Here is how to get to the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp, the start and finish of the MMT. Most activities associated with the MMT 100 are here including pre-race briefing and meal, start, finish, and award ceremony.
Here are the coordinates of the Camp for your GPS: 38.740111,-78.510965
The Google Map at right should be very helpful to you. If you just want the directions from Dulles Airport (and the DC area), use the link:
- Directions from Dulles Airport - shows route from DC area
From Washington, DC; Points East; and North and South on I-95
- Take I-66 west toward Strasburg. Go all the way to the end of I-66, Exit 1A, and merge onto I-81 south.
- Take exit 279, Edinburg.
- At the end of the exit, turn left (east). This puts you on Route 675 (and 185). You will stay on 675 for most of the rest of the trip.
- After about a mile, the road ends at Route 11. You turn left (north) on Route 11.
- Go a half mile on Route 11 and turn right (east) on 675. (You are actually staying on 675, but you are making a right turn.) Edinburg Motors is at this intersection. Look for signs to Camp Roosevelt.
- 675 will go over the mountain (the top is the Edinburg Gap aid station) and back down to the stop sign at Route 678. This is about six miles and is called Kings Crossing.
- At the stop sign, turn right (south).
- Immediately after you turn right, the road splits. Route 675 goes left and Route 678 goes straight. You can go either way.
- After about two miles, 675 and 678 come back together again. Keep going south on 675. (If you took 678 and are stopped by the stop sign, turn right.)
- After the two roads come back together, you will go less than a mile and see the sign for the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp on the right. Turn into this entrance. Parking will be on the right.
From Points West and I-81 north and south
Take I-81 to exit 279, Edinburg, and follow instructions above from that point.
From Points Southeast (e.g. Charlottesville, Richmond)
- Get to the intersection of routes 211 and 340 in Luray. You want the eastern intersection where 340 comes down from Front Royal and 211 comes in from having gone over Skyline Drive. At that intersection 211 and 340 join and go west. 340 Business goes south into Luray proper.
- Take 340 Business under 211/340, going south. Continue on 340 Business for 0.5 miles until you come to Mechanic St (SR 675). Turn right and cross over the bridge on SR 675. (That right turn is the first right after the entrance to the Park-and-Ride lot and the big, circular sign that welcomes you to Luray.)
- Follow SR 675 for 3.5 miles. Cross the Shenandoah River on Bixler Bridge and turn left, staying on 675.
- Within a few hundred yards, turn right staying on 675.
- Go uphill on 675 for 2.7 miles to the overlook.
- Continue downhill on 675 for 1.5 miles to Camp Roosevelt. Keep going past Camp Roosevelt and immediately come upon a four way intersection.
- At the four way intersection, you go right staying on 675.
- In less than a mile, look for the entrance to the Camp on the left. Turn left into the Camp. Parking will be on your right.
If you are coming from the east (the Washington, DC area including any of the three airports - National, Dulles, or BWI), there are three ways to go. The directions above take you on what we believe is the simplest way that involves the most freeway and the better road over the Massanutten Mountain. But there are other options. The three main options are:
- I-66/I-81: This is the way described above. It is freeway all the way to Edinburg. There is no big mountain to go over until you get to Edinburg. According to Google Maps, it's 94.6 miles and 1:48 from Dulles Airport using this route.
- Through Front Royal and down US 340: This route also has no big hills other than at the end, but 340 is a two lane road and you have to go on it for over 20 miles between Front Royal and Luray. Google Maps says it's 86.0 miles and 1:50 from Dulles. (This route is I-66 to exit 13, take 55 through Front Royal, and then south to Luray on 340. From there follow the instructions for "From the Southeast" above.)
- 211 through Warrenton and Sperryville: This has the least freeway, but 211 is a four lane road (the speed limit is only 55 mph, however, and it is enforced). You have to go over the Blue Ridge which is a big climb up and down. Route 29 in Gainesville can be a traffic mess. It is, however prettier and, after Warrenton, more peaceful. Google Maps says it's 85 miles and 1:55 from Dulles using this route. (The route is I-66 to 29 toward Charlottesville to 211 in Warrenton, to Luray and then follow "From the Southeast" above.)
NOTE FOR ALL ROUTES: I-66 east of Gainsville can be a parking lot on Friday afternoon (and other random times). All three routes above use this stretch of I-66. If you don't like sitting in traffic, you want to get on I-66 before noon on a Friday.
- Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp Web site (Be careful, they have two locations.)