The Ruskin Freer Loop Trail can be accessed at different points within the Blackwater Creek Natural Area Trail System.
The Ruskin Freer Loop Trail is designed to showcase the amazing abundance of plant and animal life in the Ruskin Freer Nature Preserve.
This 115 acre preserve is named in honor of Ruskin Freer, a noted teacher of biology at Lynchburg College who inspired generations of individuals to love and protect wildlife. The preserve is located near the center of the Blackwater Creek Natural Area and shows various stages of plant growth marked by five interpretive signs and 36 plant identification signs along the loop trail.
The Freer Loop Trail is not paved and is restricted to foot travel only. Please help us preserve this special area by following all of the rules for natural areas.