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Elevation: 1356 ft.
The woods at Brushy Hills are the perfect spot for an early morning walk. Their location next to Lexington with numerous broad trails that were formerly logging roads, provide direct access to 600-acres of hardwood forest. Birds such as northern flicker, eastern wood-pewee and ovenbird join more numerous denizens such as Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, northern cardinal and eastern towhee. Look for butterflies such as eastern tiger and spicebush swallowtails, silver-spotted skipper, and pearl crescent as they take advantage of sunlight patches resulting from openings in the forest canopy. Dragonflies along the trails include common whitetail and widow skimmer.
From Boxerwood Gardens, continue on Ross Road 1.7 miles to Union Run Road. Turn right and proceed 0.6 miles to pullout and sign, “Brushy Hills Trails”.