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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and Valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east.

Skyline Drive, which runs for 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains, is flanked by a rumpled panorama of forests and mountains.

Although the scenic Skyline Drive is likely the most prominent feature of the Park, almost 40% of the land area 79,579 acres has been designated as wilderness and is protected as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Shenandoah National Park Fact Sheet

ü Location: Virginia
ü Established: December 26, 1935
ü Park Size : 197,438.76 acres (includes 79,579 acres of wilderness area)
ü Over 60 peaks with elevation over 3,000 feet
ü Highest peak - Hawksbill at 4,051 feet (1,235 m)
ü 236 miles of roads (including 105 miles of Skyline Drive)
ü 75 overlooks
ü 518 miles of hiking trails (including 200 miles of designated horse trails and 101 miles of Appalachian Trail)
ü July 3 is the Birthday of Shenandoah National Park. On July 3, 1936, President Roosevelt dedicated Shenandoah National Park.

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