List of U.S. National Parks by elevation


List of U.S. National Parks by elevation

This is a list of United States National Parks by elevation. Most of America's national parks are located in mountainous areas. Even among those located close to the ocean, not all are flat. Those few that are low lying preserve important natural habitats that could never exist at high altitude. Several national parks protect deep canyons with great vertical relief. There are also three national parks whose primary features are caves, the depths of which are still being explored.

Criteria

Points on this list are the highest and lowest points within each national park and its associated national preserve, if it has one. It does not include adjacent or associated national recreation areas, parkways, memorials, or forests, but does include private property within park boundaries. Footnotes are given to mention other notable high or low points, when appropriate.

Quotes

*"Elevation is a topic of eternal interest." [ [http://www.nps.gov/archive/mora/notes/vol4-7b.htm Quote] ]

elected Profiles

* [http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dunigan/at/gsmnpat.html The AT thru the Smokeys] - The Appalachian Trail crosses through Great Smokey Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. It reaches its highest point at Clingmans Dome.

* [http://bikely.bikeradar.com/maps/bike-path/Skyline-Drive105162 Skyline Drive map and profile] - Skyline Drive runs the length of Shenandoah.

* [http://www.bearcant.org/elevation.php PCT Elevation Profiles] - The Pacific Crest Trail goes through seven national parks.
**North Cascades - Washington section K
**Mount Rainier - Washington section I
**Crater Lake - Oregon section C
**Lassen Volcanic - California section N
**Yosemite - California sections H & I
**Kings Canyon - California section H
**Sequoia - California sections G & H

* [http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/upload/wonderland_trail_profile.pdf Wonderland Trail] - An elevation profile of the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier.

References

ee also

* List of U.S. states by elevation

External links

* [http://www.nps.gov National Park Service]
* [http://www.peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=1821 Peakbagger]
* [http://www.climb.mountains.com/Project_Island_files/US_National_Parks_Elev.htm www.climb.mountains.com] These two external lists may not necessarily agree 100% with Wikipedia's list, but serve as useful comparisons. The primary difference is that these lists do not include associated national preserves.
* [http://postholer.com/gmap/gmap.php?trail=at&stMark=8 Postholer Maps] ; contains clear, zoomable topographic maps of the entire USA.


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