Bush Mill Preserve Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Bush Mill Preserve Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Heathsville, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.1 miles 91 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running






wild flowers




This is one of three hikes in the Virginia Peninsula Audubon bundle - a hidden area on the Virginia peninsula! This is one of the unique finds, a small preserve that is seldom published. The preserve has some nice water views and is a historic supply route for sailboats from offshore. Very easy walking with several places to have a quiet lunch, you'll have the entire trail to yourself and the birds.

25 days ago

I did this about 3 years ago and never logged it. This trail is easier to hike than to find. There is a sign out by the main road but you really have to watch for it. It is a nice wooded trail down to the water. Then it continues along the water. Be prepared for bugs in season.

1 month ago

Nice little hike! Takes about 45 min. Trails are covered in leaves like everything else but clear enough to see.

6 months ago

bring a stick to knock down all the spiderwebs in your way, or you might get trapped and eaten. not going again.

3 years ago

A nice wooded trail that come out to the stream and wetlands. Once you get near the end, the trail runs along the water for a ways. The blowdown from the storm three weeks ago had not been cleaned up but that is the price of a beautiful uninhabited trail.

3 years ago

Beautiful forest and all trail lead to Bush Mill Stream and wetlands overlooks. The trails are a little primitive but well blazed and hard to get lost.

5 years ago

5 stars for the quietness.