Short Mountain (Virginia)

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Short Mountain
Short Mtn VA.jpg
"The Knob" at the southwest end of Short Mountain. Facing east
Highest point
Elevation2,811 ft (857 m)[1]
Coordinates38°46′48″N 78°32′27″W / 38.7801146°N 78.5408443°W / 38.7801146; -78.5408443Coordinates: 38°46′48″N 78°32′27″W / 38.7801146°N 78.5408443°W / 38.7801146; -78.5408443[2]
LocationShenandoah County, Virginia, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS Edinburg

Short Mountain lies along the northwestern margin of Massanutten Mountain in Shenandoah County, Virginia. It is seven miles in length, from Mount Jackson on the south end to Edinburg on the north, so it was also once known as "Seven-Mile Mountain".[3] The Massanutten Trail traverses the mountain.


  1. ^ Edinburg quadrangle, Virginia (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  2. ^ "Short Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  3. ^ Wayland, John W. (1927) A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia p. 185. Shenandoah Publishing House, Strasburg, Va. ISBN 0-8063-8011-X