Bush Mill Preserve Trail

EASY 8 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
78 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.

6 months ago

Great natural area for observing birds and animals. The area is inhabited by turkeys, deer, fox, raccoon, otter, muskrat, and coyotes. And,of course, squirrels. Most of the time you will have the place to yourself. There are a few geocaches in the area.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

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

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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.

Monday, July 08, 2013

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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

5 stars for the quietness.

3 months ago