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Appalachian Trail – near Settler’s Museum


Elevation: 2608 ft.

The Appalachian Trail (AT) in this area passes through a mosaic of woodland and open farmland with several areas of successional fields. The woodland here is predominantly oak, maple and hickory, while the moister valleys are coated with rhododendrons. The AT can be followed south across Glade Mountain into the Jefferson National Forest or north, under I-81, towards Crawfish Valley. The habitat also supports numerous other warblers, including yellow, hooded, ovenbird, and American redstart, as well as other woodland and edge species.


Physical Address: 1322 Rocky Hollow Rd, Atkins, VA 24311

From I-81 in Wytheville, continue south. Take exit 54 for CR 683 toward Groseclose and turn left (south) onto Windsor Rd/CR 683. Then, turn right onto US-11 S followed by a left onto Phillipi Hollow Rd. In 1.5 miles, turn left onto Rocky Hollow Rd/CR 615 and find the museum to the right at the next intersection.

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Settler's Museum: 276-686-4401,; Appalachian Trail: Appalachian Trail Conservancy- 540-904-4393,
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  • Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission free

Birds Recently Seen at Appalachian Trail – near Settler’s Museum (as reported to eBird)

  • Turkey Vulture
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Carolina Wren
  • White-throated Sparrow

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