Devil's Den Nature Preserve Birding and Wildlfe Trail
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Blue Ridge Parkway
Fancy Gap, VA 24328

Devil's Den Nature Preserve Birding and Wildlfe Trail is a unique private nature preserve located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on crest of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Devil's Den refers to a 600-million-year-old cave formation on side of mountain. Type of cavern is unique in that it was formed by the movement of rock. The preserve contains 280 acres. Much of the tract is situated atop the mountain crest and is open meadow with forest on the slope. Trails cross the tract.

This trail system is a part of the statewide Birding and Wildlife Trail system of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The trail system is the first statewide program of its type. Southwest Virginia is a part of the Mountain Area which includes 34 trail loops with 340 sites. Carroll County has four trails within the Blue Ridge Highlands Loop.

Directions: From Hillsville travel US 52 south for 8.8 miles, crossing under the Blue Ridge Parkway, to Old Appalachian Trail (immediately after the bridge). Turn right on Old Appalachian Trail and follow it for 1.3 miles to Cemetery Road. Turn left on Cemetery Road and continue for 0.1 miles to the parking lot on the left.

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Dates Open: May-November from 8:00 AM till 8:00 PM

Carroll County Office of Tourism: (276) 730-3100



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