The Appalachian Trail passes through the states of North Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and
New Hampshire. Virginia is home to 544 miles of the Appalachian
Trial. The Appalachian Trail parallels the famous Blue
Ridge Parkway, goes through Mount
Rogers National Recreation Area in George Washington &
Jefferson National Forest.
The Southwest Virginia section of the Trail covers
166 miles from Pearisburg south to Damascus.The state's highest
mountain, Mt. Rogers, an area of highland meadows, routinely
receives snowfall from October to May, making it considerably
colder, wetter, and snowier than other areas of Virginia. Throughout
Mount Rogers where the Trail moves into the southern Appalachians,
the floral displays of rhododendron and azalea in June and July
are outstanding. At the southern border is the quintessential
“Trail town,” Damascus, Virginia.
Visit the Appalachian
Trail Conservancy, a volunteer-based, private nonprofit
organization dedicated to the conservation of the Appalachian
National Scenic Trail extending from Maine to Georgia.
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