At Nearly 1 Billion Years Old, Some Of The Oldest Mountains In The World Are Found In Virginia
By Beth|Published November 02, 2022
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
Have you ever taken a Blue Ridge Mountain trail that’s felt as old as time itself? Perhaps that’s because those particular peaks really are ancient. In fact, by some estimates, the Blue Ridge Mountains are nearly one billion years in age. That makes them among the oldest mountains in the world. And the most fascinating part of all? Some scientists believe that at one time, they were as tall as the Himalayas! Here’s more on the fascinating and lengthy history of our majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.
Did you know that the Blue Ridge Mountains were among the oldest mountains in the world? We’re pretty impressed! For related content, check out these beautiful destinations where you can get your mountain fix in Virginia.
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