Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Saint Paul Loop


The Saint Paul Loop offers six excellent sites in proximity to the Town of Saint Paul. Included in this mix are state and city lands likely to be productive for wildlife watching. The loop variety includes both extensive areas and relatively small venues. Wetlands, montane and woodland habitats can be found on this loop. Elevation ranges vary, with Sugar Hill Loop Trail climbing above and providing a stunning view of the Clinch River Valley. The Pinnacle towers above Big Cedar Creek and is surrounded by a fragile ecosystem. There are several species of rare and endangered species resident here, including the magnificent but elusive hellbender.

Loop Map


Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority

Russell County Chamber of Commerce

Sugar Hill and Scenic Clinch River Trails

Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Wise County Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Program recommends checking the following Web sites for lodging, restaurants and other service providers:

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