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Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

The combination of 3,971 feet of elevation, wind-exposed openings at the summit, and magnesium rich soils make Buffalo Mountain unlike any place else in the Commonwealth. This 1,140-acre preserve provides protection to the fragile habitats of numerous rare plants and animals, both on the barren alpine peak and within lower-slope seepage wetlands. A parking area, one-mile summit trail, and spectacular 360-degree views are available at this popular day-hiking destination near the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwest Virginia.

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Quick Facts

Virginia DCR - Natural Heritage Program
600 East Main Street; 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Contact Information

Phone: (804) 786-7951
Fax: (804) 371-2674


Founded in: 1986

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