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Range Name(s): Central Appalachians, Центральные Аппалачи     Geology: Tectonic
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Region(s): North America     Average Length: 311 miles / 500 km
Location: United States (USA): New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia;     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: 39°31'2.224''N
-78°-25'-13.477''W
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Parent Range: Appalachian Mountains     Nearest Airport(s): John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK);
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Appalachian Mountains are in the focus of interest of hikers, rather than climbers. They are famous for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T. This is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The total length is approximately 2,200 miles (3,500 km). The Appalachian Trail is famous for its many hikers, some of whom, called thru-hikers, attempt to hike it in its entirety in a single season. Many books, memoirs, web sites and fan organizations are dedicated to this pursuit.... Read more

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The Central Appalachians are the central part of the Appalachian Mountains. This section goes from the Hudson Valley to the New River (Great Kanawha) running through Virginia and West Virginia. It comprises (excluding various minor groups) the Valley Ridges between the Allegheny Front of the Allegheny Plateau and the Great Appalachian Valley, the New York - New Jersey Highlands, the Taconic Mountains in New York, and a large portion of the Blue Ridge.... Read more

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The Central Appalachians lie in the Virginia, West Virginia, New York and New Jersey.

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• The famous Trail in Appalachian Mountains passes through 14 states. The path is maintained by 31 trail clubs and multiple partnerships and managed by the National Park Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The majority of the trail is in wilderness, although some portions traverse towns, roads and cross rivers.

 

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