Pedlar Hills Glades Natural Area Preserve


Rising above the South Fork Roanoke River, Pedlar Hills Natural Area Preserve supports several rare plants and natural communities. Most notable of these is a rare natural community called a dolomite barren. This scrubby or open woodland habitat supports stunted hardwoods and red cedar and contains open, grassy, prairie-like vegetation. Tall gay-feather is one uncommon species found in these barrens. Also found here are Addison's leatherflower - a rare Virginia endemic that grows in open dry woodlands on south-facing slopes, and two other rare plant species.


This preserve has no public access facilities. Access by arrangement with Steward.

Also, part or all of the preserve may be periodically closed for resource protection or prescribed burning activities. Please call before visiting.

Contact Pedlar Hills Glades Natural Area Preserve

Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage
Phone: (540) 265-5234


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Montgomery County, Virginia

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