This is one of 11 official guides to the Appalachian Trail. Each includes a pack size book and up to seven separate water-resistant maps in a resealable plastic bag.
This volume covers the 107 miles within Shenandoah National Park in the western part of central Virginia
The three detached, full-color, tear-resistant, two-sided maps each cover about one-third of the park
The maps are at a scale of an inch to a mile and include elevation profiles and topographical lines
Both the book and the maps include many of the dozens of scenic side trails in the park, where the A.T. roughly parallels the north-south Skyline Drive
Detailed trail descriptions are in the book, along with information on water sources, shelters, and road access points and background on area history, points of interest, geology, and natural resources