Wolf Creek Picnic Area and Trail

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Elevation: 2063 ft.

This picnic area lies along scenic Wolf Creek in a densely wooded bottomland. The forest is accessible on three trails, each of which is approximately 2.0 miles in length. A portion of the trail system follows an old tram line where impressions of the original rail timbers can still be seen. These trails pass from dense rhododendron thickets to open oak and hickory woodlands. The woods here resound with birdsong, while white-tailed deer and eastern chipmunks decorate the trailside. Birds found along these winding trails include woodpeckers and a variety of woodland songbirds.


From Little Wolf Creek, return to the intersection of US 52 and Rt. 615 and travel northeast 10.6 miles to Rt. 614. Turn left and follow Rt. 614 for 3.3 miles to the picnic area on the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (276) 228-5551
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


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