Mountain Lake Wilderness

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For the similarly named place in Oregon, see Mountain Lakes Wilderness.
Coordinates: 37°21′53″N 80°33′08″W / 37.36472°N 80.55222°W / 37.36472; -80.55222
Mountain Lake Wilderness
Part of Jefferson National Forest
Wilderness Area
Country United States
States Virginia, West Virginia
Counties Craig VA, Giles VA, Monroe WV
Coordinates 37°21′53″N 80°33′08″W / 37.36472°N 80.55222°W / 37.36472; -80.55222
Highest point Lone Pine Peak [1]
 - elevation 4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Lowest point
 - elevation 2,200 ft (671 m)
Area 11,035 acres (4,466 ha)
 - Virginia 8,314 acres (3,365 ha)
 - West Virginia 2,721 acres (1,101 ha)
Established 1984 [1]
Management George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
Owner USDA Forest Service
Nearest city Pembroke, Virginia
Location of Mountain Lake Wilderness in Virginia
Website: Mountain Lake Wilderness

Mountain Lake Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The wilderness area is located next to privately owned Mountain Lake,[2] and consists of 8,314 acres (3,365 ha) in Virginia and 2,721 acres (1,101 ha) in West Virginia.[3]

Mountain Lake Wilderness ranges in elevation from about 2,200 feet (670 m) to over 4,000 feet (1,200 m). The area is bisected by the Eastern Continental Divide and has about 17 miles (27 km) of hiking trails, including 5 miles (8 km) of the Appalachian Trail.[1] The War Spur overlook, with "outstanding views of the surrounding mountains"[4] that are covered with eastern hardwood forests, is reached by the War Spur and Chestnut Trail loop. The trailhead for this 2.5-mile (4.0 km) hike is on Route 700, 3 miles (5 km) north of Mountain Lake.

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  1. ^ a b c "Mountain Lake Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Education Opportunities for Public & Home Schools". Mountain Lake Conservancy. Archived from the original on 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Mountain Lake Wilderness". George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  4. ^ "War Spur & Chestnut Loop Trail". George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Archived from the original on 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 

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