Outdoor enthusiasts seeking to enjoy the endless recreational opportunities in the mountains of Virginia will find National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Lexington and Blue Ridge Mountains a comprehensive guide to the region. Expertly researched and created in cooperation with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and others, the map covers the area around the eastern part of George Washington and Jefferson National Forests from Waynesboro in the northeast to the outskirts of Roanoke in the southwest. It provides unmatched detail of the such popular recreation areas as Saint Mary’s, The Priest, Three Ridges, Thunder Ridge and James River Face Wilderness Areas, Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, Peaks of Otter and James River. The Blue Ridge Parkway, known for its stunning scenery, is shown with mileage markers, roadside pullouts and parking areas.
Use the maps activity and trail guides to help you find a suitable area for exploration, according to your interests and activity level. Each trail is listed with its location, mileage, difficulty rating, blaze color and permitted usage. Trails appear color-coded on the map according to designated use, whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or ATVing. The Appalachian Trail that highlights the area is marked along with its scenic overlooks and backcountry shelters. Other recreation features and facilities pinpointed on the map include campgrounds, alpine skiing areas, fishing and swimming holes, river access points, picnic areas and restrooms.
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. We love technology and enjoy the convenience of GPS, but you can’t plan a trip on a phone screen and navigation doesn’t work where there’s no cell signal. Start your next trip on the right foot with a high-quality folding travel map. Make the most of your next adventure, even if you lose GPS or cell signals. You’ll always be on the correct route with our folding travel maps. Your adventure starts here!
Blue Ridge, George Washington National Forest, Horseshoe Mountain, James River Face Wilderness, Jefferson National Forest, Peaks of Otter, Saint Mary’s Wilderness.
What is a Trails Illustrated Map?
With more than 250 titles available for America’s favorite outdoor destinations, Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids.
About the Author
Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world.
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