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Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve

Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve


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.

The non-profit group, Bull Run Mountain Conservancy (BRMC), maintains public access facilities at the southern end of the preserve, including parking space and hiking trails. The group also provides interpretive and environmental education programs. For details, visit their website at

For additional information contact:
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Northern Virginia Office
324 Waterloo Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 347-7727

Or contact:
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
Box 210
Broad Run, VA 20137
(703) 753-2631

Fauquier, Prince William
2486 acres
Mike Lott, Northern Region Steward
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Stafford, VA 22555
(540) 658-8690.