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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Site Contact: U.S. Forest Service–Wythe Ranger District Office, (276) 228-5551
  • Site Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission free
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Facilities

Camping Fee Handicap Accessible Phone Restrooms

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Site MBW02: Seven Sisters Trail

Description

Elevation: 2578 ft. The 4.8-mile Seven Sisters Trail passes through a variety of terrain including mature white pine stands and rhododendron thickets. Early in the morning, the mossy forest is often cloaked in a mist, giving the area the feel of an uncharted, foreign world. As one explores the trail under the massive white pine, be on the look out for birds such as ruffed grouse, wild turkey, woodpeckers, flycatchers, warblers and other woodland passerines

Directions

From the Tower Road turn left on Rt. 696/Barretts Mill Road. Follow this road 0.8 miles to SR 21. Turn right on SR 21 and follow it north into Wytheville and US 11. Turn right on US 11 and follow this through the Town of Wytheville to Pepper's Ferry Road. Turn left on Pepper's Ferry Road and follow it north for approximately 1.3 miles to I-77 North. Follow I-77 North 5.3 miles to Exit #47. Take Exit #47 and follow Rt. 717 southwest toward Stony Fork Recreation Area. Follow Rt. 717 for 0.7 miles to the trailhead and the parking area on the right. The trail can also be accessed via the Stony Fork Camping Area.

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