Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Site Contact: (540) 248-9360,
  • Site Access: Seasonally opened gate; no parking when gate is closed. Hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or access permit required.
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Site MLI07: Highland WMA - Bullpasture Gorge and Mountain


Elevation: 2392 ft. This site and Site MLI05 are both part of the Highland WMA. This site provides additional access to the over 14,000 acres of this wildlife management area.


Access to this site requires fording the Bullpasture River. At periods of high river flow, trail users should exercise appropriate caution. From Gobbler's Nob, return to Rt. 678. Turn right and travel south for 1.3 miles to Rt. 612. Turn left on Rt. 612 and follow it to the parking area on the right. To return to the interstate, return to Rt. 612 and turn right. Follow Rt. 612 to Rt. 614 and turn left. Follow Rt. 614 to US 250 East and follow this back to I-81 in Staunton. From here, start the Forest Trails Loop. Alternatively, turn right on Rt. 614 to Williamsville and turn left on Rt. 678. The Headwaters of the James Loop begins at the Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station.

Loop Map