Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area
|Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area|
A view of Mount Pleasant from the Scenic Area
|Location||Amherst County, Virginia, USA|
|Nearest city||Lynchburg, Virginia|
|Area||7,580 acres (30.7 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area is a federally designated National Scenic Area within George Washington National Forest in Virginia, USA, to the north of Lynchburg. The 7,580-acre (3,070 ha) scenic area is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. The scenic area includes a portion of the Appalachian Trail as it crosses Mount Pleasant (4,071 feet (1,241 m)) and Pompey Mountain (4,032 feet (1,229 m)). The area was designated a scenic area as an alternative to federal wilderness designation.
The National Scenic Area was established in 1994.
- "National Scenic Areas Near and Far—A Path for the High Country?". High Country Press. July 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
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