Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve occupies a series of rocky ridges and steep valleys on Virginia's northern piedmont. Straddling Fauquier and Prince William Counties, the preserve's 2486 acres are owned by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, a state-supported organization dedicated to protecting open space across the Commonwealth. The preserve harbors outstanding examples of several forest and woodland community types, including some that are rare in Virginia. Other interesting communities occupy white quartzite cliffs and the boulder fields beneath them on High Point Mountain near the southern end of the preserve. The site was dedicated as a Natural Area Preserve in 2002.
Virginia Outdoors Foundation maintains public access facilities at the southern end of the preserve, including hiking trails and parking. Trail management assistance is provided by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC). Volunteer opportunities to assist with trail upkeep are available through PATC. For more information, visit
The Bull Run Mountain Conservancy (BRMC) conducts interpretive and environmental education programs on the preserve and other nearby locations. For details, visit their website at www.brmconservancy.org