Mill Creek area is a high-elevation valley between the crests of
Pearis and Wolf Creek mountains, along
which are numerous rocky outcroppings. The most prominent features
are Angels Rest and Sentinel Point, which provide impressive views
of Peters Mountain, Salt Pond Mountain, and the New River Valley. Steep
cliffs and rocky overhangs ensure the isolation of the area, and nearly
impenetrable vegetation scattered throughout adds to the sense of remoteness.
On the north end of the area, a steep gorge is carved into Wolf Creek
Mountain, where Mill Creek exits the valley on its way to the New River.
The area includes 8 miles ot the Appalachian Trail, and the Docs Knob
Shelter. Displays of wild azaleas along the AT are spectacular in
the spring, and the area contains
143 acres of potential old growth.