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Near Blue Ridge in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Appalachian Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2019
1. Appalachian Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Appalachian Trail crisscrosses the Blue Ridge Parkway for 100 miles in Virginia. Farther south, it winds through the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail usually follows the crest of the Appalachian chain, occasionally descending into scenic valleys. The trail's highest point, 6,643 feet, is at Clingmans Dome on the North Carolina-Tennessee border. Its lowest elevation, 124 feet, occurs at Bear Mountain Crossing in New York.

Stretching 2,050 miles from Mt. Katahdin in central Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the longest marked footpath in the world. Begun in 1922, the trail traverses 14 states, including 541 miles in Virginia and more than 200 miles in North Carolina. Hikers who complete the trek visit eight national forests and five national park areas.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 37° 26.457′ N, 79° 44.07′ W. Marker is near
Appalachian Trail Marker (<i>wide view looking south  Appalachian Trail passes behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2019
2. Appalachian Trail Marker (wide view looking south Appalachian Trail passes behind marker)
Blue Ridge, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 95.4), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Montvale Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Ridge VA 24064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peaks of Otter (approx. 3.3 miles away); Botetourt County / Bedford County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mount Joy (approx. 5.2 miles away); Colonial Fort (approx. 5.2 miles away); Looney's Ferry (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 6.4 miles away); Buchanan (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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