Brown Mountain Creek

Charlottesville, Virginia 22907

Brown Mountain Creek

Brown Mountain Creek Professional Guide

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"Along the banks of Brown Mountain Creek, you will find old chimneys, rock walls, and building foundations that recall a time in the 1800s when this creek was at the heart of a busy community. The little valley is now known for its tremendous wildflower display, which includes rhododendron, mountain laurel, showy orchids, and a variety of ferns.

From Long Mountain Wayside on US 60, hike south on the A.T. and descend into Brown Mountain Creek Valley. Hike 1.0 mile, and cross the creek for the first time. The Trail follows alongside the creek for the remainder of the hike, and it passes by old walls and foundations. Pass by the Brown Mountain Creek Shelter at mile 1.8. Water is available from two small springs. At mile 2.8, there is a footbridge over the creek. On the far side, the Trail begins to climb again."

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Hiking through History Virginia (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"Take a hike into Appalachian Mountain history by visiting a formerly inhabited hollow. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is your conduit for exploring the valley of Brown Mountain Creek. Here, a gorgeous wooded valley is centered by a raucous creek, once populated with scores of sharecroppers. While hiking, look for evidence of these former residents, from old stone fences to stone spring boxes to even a chimney, all fading into the past as the forest grows ever taller and lush." Read more

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3 hours
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Dec 2018