Bottom Creek Gorge

Hidden away at the corner of Montgomery, Roanoke, and Floyd counties is the Bottom Creek Gorge Preserve on top of Bent Mountain.The Nature Conservancy has developed a network of trails that pass ponds, streams and meadows and follow tunnels of rhododendron that lead you around and down to the Bottom Creek George, then up to a vantage point to see Bent Mountain Falls flow from a mountain side.
Sorry – Nature Conservancy Policy is No Dogs

We will meet at Cave Spring Corner, at wall across from Kroger’s. Call me             at 989-0497 if you need more info.

17 miles from Gorge, $2.00 carpool fee

Hikers coming from other meeting places can use these instructions below:
Directions from the Orange Market:
From I-81, take exit #141, Route 419 south, to Salem.
Go south on Route 419 for about eight miles to Route 221 at Cave Spring.

From Blacksburg and Christiansburg:
Take US-11/460 northeast to Shawsville.
RIGHT VA-637 (Allegheny Springs Road).
7 miles, STRAIGHT VA-653 (Not left VA-637)
[StopSign] LEFT VA-610.
[StopSign] LEFT US-221.
7 miles, LEFT VA-644.
1.1 mile RIGHT fork VA-669
LEFT at Preserve sign
Go up the gravel driveway to the gate.

map to download: http://www.nature.org/cs/groups/webcontent/@web/@virginia/documents/document/prd_018660.pdf

trails: first: Entrance Road (0.8 miles) then one of these trails: DuVal Trail (1.4 miles) or: Johnston Trail (0.8 miles) or: Knight Trail (1.5 miles) http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/bottom-creek-gorge.xml#planYourVisit