The scenic Price Mountain area includes a trail system of about 15 miles.
A loop hike between Patterson and Price mountains is available, along with
trail options. It contains a number of hollows with streams that flow into Patterson
Creek, along the boundary. Patterson Creek eventually flows into Craig Creek
near its confluence with the James River. From this area also runs Little Patterson
Creek, which drains into Patterson Creek.
The Forest Service characterizes the entire Price Mountain area as showing little
or no signs of human alteration. More than half of this large area provides opportunities
for solitude and backcountry recreation. The area contains about 335 acres
of possible old growth. The Virginia white-haired leatherfiower is known to occur
in this area.
The Forest Service identified this Price Mountain roadless area. It is adjacent
to roadless areas on the north and south.
Approximate Size: 9,121 acres
Location: Craig and Botetourt counties, northeast of New Castle, New Castle
Topos: Oriskany, Salisbury