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Covington, Alleghany Highlands [George Washington and Jefferson National Forests]


National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

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Explore the natural beauty, historical sites, and many recreation opportunities available along the border regions of Virginia and West Virginia with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Covington and Alleghany Highlands. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map delivers unmatched detail and helpful information for experienced outdoor enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Some of the key areas of interest included are Lake Moomaw; Douthat and Moncove Lake state parks; Eastern National Children's Forest; Jackson and Cowpasture Rivers; the towns of Covington, Clifton Forge, and New Castle; and Rough Mountain, Mountain Lake, Rich Hole, Barbours Creek, and Shawvers Run wilderness areas.

With miles of mapped trails including portions of the Appalachian and Alleghany Highlands trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region. An extensive trail chart will help you choose a trail that's right for your activity level and recreation use whether you're hiking, horseback riding, or biking. Some of the many recreation features shown include campgrounds, trailheads, waterfall viewing areas, boat launches, river access, swimming and fishing areas, shooting ranges, and interpretive trails. Information about George Washington and Jefferson national forests, safety tips, and an activity guide are included as well. The map base includes contour lines, shaded relief, and elevations for summits and passes.

Other features found on this map include: Catawba Mountain, Cowpasture River, George Washington National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Monongahela National Forest, Mountain Lake Wilderness, Peters Mountain, Rich Hole Wilderness, Rich Patch Mountains, Rough Mountain Wilderness.