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Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-3500
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Drove this road on couple occasions and saw new things each time. Fabulous scenery and plenty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
A beautiful, relaxing drive with great views.

A beautiful, relaxing drive with great views. Speed limit is 35 mph so don't take this route if you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Eric F
Trenton, Michigan
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-3500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove this road on couple occasions and saw new things each time. Fabulous scenery and plenty places to stop. Lots of hiking trails aswell.

Thank tg69602
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful, relaxing drive with great views. Speed limit is 35 mph so don't take this route if you are in a hurry. Watch out for bicyclist and hikes on or near the road. Not a scary drive as the road is plenty wide and...More

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just spent a weekend in Luray, Virginia for a wedding. I took the scenic route north from Southside Va. I entered the park at Rockfish Gap and exited at Thornton Gap. I stopped at every overlook and visitor station. The park offers several easy/moderate...More

Thank jennifera64
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had no idea the Skyline Drive was so beautiful. We pulled over many times to observe the views which were absolutely gorgeous. The mountains were so pretty. It was very foggy later in the afternoon. By the time we left you could barely see...More

1  Thank MissDivaDoll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through during both fog and a clear day. Obviously the views were more magnificent when the skies were blue, but even with clouds there were patches of brilliance

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Tennessee, and living less than 3 hours from the Great Smoky Mountains, I never thought I would see any mountains more beautiful. I was so wrong!!! This drive was BEAUTIFUL!!! Very scenic. Lots of trails, picnic areas etc. I was impressed there were...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is a little pricey but the views and the wildlife are worth it,they have a restaurant for breakfast,lunch and dinner, a little pricey. For the young they have nature walks,playground but no pool. Rooms are comfortable some have tvs and some do not,...More

Thank NewJerseyBigdog1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice drive that can be whatever you want it to be. I highly recommend stopping and going for a hike, though. Don't just drive it; walk it a bit.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This road was made by the CCC specifically just for the breathtaking views. But wait there's more... you get to see deer and sometimes even bears on this drive. And then you can stop at Skyland or Big Meadows or the Waysides and have a...More

1  Thank Char M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed Skyline drive even with clenched fists! I'm not use to this type of driving. You drive down the top of the mountain line. The road is in very good repair and there wasn't a lot of traffic so it was easier to relax....More

1  Thank Sandy H
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Amanda W
Hi - I am embarking on a mini road trip starting in Philadelphia down to Charlottesville. I do not know much about the MD-VA area. My plan is after visiting Antietam, to travel onward on Skyline Drive , stop and lodge, complete a hike the next morning, then exit the park and proceed to Lexington, VA. Is this feasible? Basically what I am asking is, when embarking on Skyline Drive into the park after Antietam, MD and traveling through, am I heading in the direction of my subsequent destinations of Lexington and Charlottesville? Is Skyline Drive easily accessed from Antietam? Thank you.
11 May 2017|
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Looking for a nice hotel recommendation. We are visiting Shenandoah National Pk and Charlottsville, VA.for about 3 days. Thx
7 May 2017|
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Response from louannamsdell | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the Luray cabins. Phone service was spotty but it was well worth every penny waking up to the beauty and each cabin had its own hot tub. 10 min drive from Luray down and caverns. Hope this helps! Have fun.
Is it ever possible to drive on skyline drive after the entrance stations close for free, say in the evening?
15 April 2017|
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Response from 882Traveler | Reviewed this property |
The NPS has 10 free days in 2017. Search on the nps.gov site for free days. Unfortunately, 6 have already past. I do not recommend trying to drive on the Drive after dark. I have seen people get lost driving even short... More