Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve


Standing prominently within the Ridge and Valley province of southwest Virginia, Redrock Mountain supports several rare natural features on its 637 ruggedly scenic acres. The 4400-foot mountain comprises two rare natural community types: a mountain/piedmont basic woodland on its more exposed mafic slopes, and a rich cove/slope forest in its moist and fertile hollows. Five rare plant species take residence upon these steep slopes. As one ascends, spring blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia verna) is encountered in great numbers in the springtime along streamsides and in moist openings. Fringed scorpion-weed (Phacelia fimbriata) is abundant in the well-lit understory. Carey saxifrage (Saxifraga careyana) clings to rock outcroppings as one approaches the summit.


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

Part or all of the preserve may be periodically closed for resource protection or prescribed burning activities.

Contact Redrock Mountain Natural Area Preserve

Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor
Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural Heritage
Phone: (276) 676-5673


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Smyth County, Virginia

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