Brush Mountain Park and Trails Update

The New River Land Trust and its partners understand that the community is eager for Brush Mountain Property 1 and its trails to be opened. I can’t give you the exact date that this will happen, but we are getting close. The park will be called Brush Mountain Park, and Property 1 will be named McDonald Hollow, the historic name for that part of Brush Mountain.

We are in the process of finalizing a map for the McDonald Hollow Trail System and other signage for the property. The kiosk has arrived and the Blacksburg Rotary is preparing to put it together and schedule installation.

Trail cleanup from winter is scheduled to start this month as is construction of a new trail. This trail will be hand-built, and I encourage folks to check with the Poverty Creek Trails Coalition for opportunities to volunteer. The trail will take some time to build, but we will be able to open the property and its approximately 5 miles of trails to the public before the final trail is completed.

Our project partners greatly appreciate all the community support that is making the project possible, and ask everyone to just hang in there! We are almost to the finish line.


John R. Eustis
Executive Director, New River Land Trust

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