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,”
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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