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Skyline Drive

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This is an American treasure and should not be missed if you love scenic drives. Plan for more time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
almostfloridanative
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Orlando, Florida
A must

It takes a few days to take in the majesty of this drive. Although the colors this year were muted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elib_travels
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Israel
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105-mile Scenic Drive Built In The 1930's Goes Through The Entire Length Of The Park.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an American treasure and should not be missed if you love scenic drives. Plan for more time than you think since the speed limit is low and delays can be caused by anything from weather to sudden wildlife appearances. ("Bear jams" are not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a few days to take in the majesty of this drive. Although the colors this year were muted ( late October) it was well worth it. I know its a pain but try to get there for sunrise or sunset - you wont...More

Thank elib_travels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a drive up Skyline Drive from Rockfish Gap to Loft Mountain. It has been quit awhile since I have traveled the Parkway. The last time the devastation from pest related mass tree stand deaths was unbelievable. True to nature the trees are coming back,...More

Thank tom4cats
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hikes are not for the out of shape, but are worth if, if you are willing to hike over rocks, streams, and up a steep grade. The loft falls hike is 4-5 hours over a very rocky trail to a beautiful waterfall. It took...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my family and I drove skyline it was a cloudy day and there were no fall colors in late October. I thought the drive was just ok. It does not hold a candle to Yellowstone and Yosemite but if you have nothing else to...More

Thank tweal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this road is that it is a nice easy drive. Even with limited mountain driving experience, you can easily navigate the turns. Once you reach the top, the drive becomes even more easier. There are a lot of stops to click...More

Thank ankitg445
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during what we hoped would be fall colors....but the season was running late so we missed the pretty colors. We spent one full day driving the Skyline Drive and hiking several shorter trails. Most of the scenic overlooks were similar views. We also...More

Thank Texans112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look it was Ok but I don't understand the hype associated with it. Maybe at a different time of year it would be better.

Thank BJRACT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenic trip. 105 mile scenic road along the mountain top. It’s 35 mph the entire way with only a few places to stop for food and restrooms along the way. Fill your tank with gas before starting your venture. Make plenty of stops along...More

Thank R0BS411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great leisurely drive with beautiful views. Plenty of overlooks to stop and soak up the scenery. Got to see a few bear along the way and deer later in the day. Took a few easy trails to see waterfalls. Must come prepared for the hike...More

Thank Joann M
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Radioactive52
29 October 2018|
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Response from Esther M | Reviewed this property |
It's more a question of time than place. You are most likely to see wildlife at dawn and dusk. Watch the treeline, where the deer like to browse.
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Freedom643178
19 October 2018|
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Response from BadgerTripper | Reviewed this property |
Freedom64, Driving at night on skyline drive should be fine. There are no streetlights obviously, but as Crystal noted the speed limit is low in the day time - though it is 35 mph not 30. It would be no different than... More
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feelingadventurous
12 August 2018|
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Response from Esther M | Reviewed this property |
We just had frost at higher elevations--this coming weekend (first weekend in November) might be good. There was no appreciable color the weekend of October 13, 2018.
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