Staunton City High Point Trip Report

Betsey Bell with USGS BM and city park (1,940+ ft)

Date: May 22, 2001
Author: Mike Schwartz

From I-81, take exit 220 onto VA 262, a freeway, and go 1/2 mile north to the exit onto US 11 north (Greenville Ave). Take Greenville Avenue about 3/4 mile to a right turn onto Betsey Bell Road, immediately past Burger King. Zero the odometer and go uphill past a dead end sign where the road narrows, and at 0.4 miles from Burger King see a sign for the Betsey Bell Wilderness Park. Turn left here onto a fair gravel road and follow it steeply uphill to a turnaround at 1.1 miles. From there it's a short stroll past some picnic benches to the 18" high concrete marker that formerly held the benchmark. Further on is a lookout with a nice view to the southeast.