Adjacent to the preserve lies Brush Creek Falls, the largest falls in southern West Virginia and owned by the State of West Virginia.
Brush Creek Adjacent to the preserve lies Brush Creek Falls, the largest falls in southern West Virginia and owned by the State of West Virginia. © D. Foster via Flickr

Places We Protect

Brush Creek Preserve

West Virginia

Brush Creek is home to many uncommon plant species, including the rare Canby's mountain-lover.

The main trail into the preserve consists of a wide foot trail that begins at a state-owned parking area.  The trail continues onto Conservancy property and leads to the mouth of Brush Creek and the river.  

A trail that parallels Brush Creek and the Bluestone River is a great place to see beautiful Spring wildflowers, migrating warblers, and the dramatic limestone and sandstone cliffs. Adjacent to the preserve lies Brush Creek Falls, the largest falls in southern West Virginia and owned by the State of West Virginia.

Plants include many uncommon species, including white cedar, Canada yew, shale barren onion (a regional endemic), and the globally rare shrub Canby’s mountain-lover. Spring wildflowers are easily found along the trail.

Migrating warblers are most abundant in late April and early May.

The preserve is scenic in all seasons. Spring, Summer, and Fall each have their own wildflower displays. Spring is perhaps best with the dramatic trillium display and many migrating birds.

What to See: Plants

Plants include many uncommon species, including white cedar, Canada yew, shale barren onion (a regional endemic), and the globally rare shrub Canby’s mountain-lover. Spring wildflowers are easily found along the trail.

What to See: Animals

Migrating warblers are most abundant in late April and early May.

The preserve is scenic in all seasons. Spring, Summer, and Fall each have their own wildflower displays. Spring is perhaps best with the dramatic trillium display and many migrating birds.

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