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. 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. The highest peak is Hawksbill
Mountain at 4,051 feet.
What do you know about the Shenandoah National
Park? Try this Quick National Parks Quiz.
1. Shenandoah was authorized in 1926. When was the
- December 26, 1935
- December 26, 1936
- December 26, 1937
2. A 105-mile road that runs the entire length of
the National Park Service's Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge
Mountains of Virginia, generally along the ridge of the mountains. What
is the road known as?
- Skyline Drive
- Shenandoah Parkway
- Hoover's Driveway
3. Shenandoah National Park contains backcountry
and wilderness camping. While in the backcountry, campers must use a
"Leave No Trace" policy that includes burying excrement and
not building campfires. How many acres is the park?
- 199,017 acres
- 196,017 acres
- 1,094,000 acres
4. Rapidan Camp, the restored presidential fishing
retreat built on the Rapidan River in 1929, is accessed by a 4.1-mile
round-trip hike on Mill Prong Trail, which begins on the Skyline Drive
at Milam Gap (Mile 52.8). What president built his fishing retreat here?
- Franklin Roosevelt
- Herbert Hoover
- Warren G. Harding
5. You can reach the tallest waterfall, at 93
feet, with a 6.5 mile round trip hike from Mile 21.1, parking lot just
south of Hogback Overlook. What is the name of the waterfalls?
- Overall Run
- Hogback Falls
- Hoover Falls
6. At Mile 50.7, Dark Hollow Falls parking area,
you find the most popular falls. What is the fall's height?
7. It is one of the most scenic trails in the
skyline drive. It ends up at a cliff and offers a beautiful overlook. It
is ideal to watch sunset. Pets and horses are not allowed in this trail.
What is the trail?
- Stony Man Trail
- Rocky Roads Trail
- Tasty Canyon Trail
8. One mountain is a popular hiking destination
with a summit elevation of 3,291 feet, located in the Blue Ridge
Mountains of the Shenandoah National Park near Sperryville, Virginia in
Madison County. In contrast to most mountains of the Blue Ridge, ithas
an exposed (rocky) summit. What is the mountain?
- Old Rag Mountain
- Old Man Mountain
- Here Comes the Sun Mountain
9. Mammals include Whitetailed deer, black bear,
bobcat, raccoon, skunk, opossum, groundhog, gray fox, and eastern
cottontail rabbit. Though unsubstantiated, there have been some reported
sightings of mountain lion in remote areas of the park.
10. In 2006, what was the attendance?