Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site MMM02: New River Trail State Park - Cliffview
Elevation: 2308 ft. Although this site is only a few miles along Chestnut Creek from the parking area in downtown Galax, a notable change occurs in the wildlife as the trail moves away from the city and into the countryside. White-tailed deer quickly become abundant with numerous does and fawns wandering along the trail in the early summer mornings and in the neighboring fields. Birds such as indigo bunting and white-eyed and yellow-throated vireos are singing in most bushes. Ruby-throated hummingbird breeze across meadows, investigating every speck of color they see in search of nectar, while belted kingfisher rattle up and down the creek.
From New River Trail State Park in Galax, return east on US 58/US 221 for 0.3 miles to Glendale Road. Turn left and continue 0.6 miles to Cliffview Road. Turn left and proceed 0.4 miles to the parking area on the left.