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Skyline Drive

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We spent three days in August

This is a great experience most any time but spectacular in the fall when the leaves are turning... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charles Town, West Virginia
Road Trip from Washington DC to Nashville

Collected hire car from Ronald Reagan Airport, VA. Have read about the SkyDrive and thought it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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
Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-3500
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great experience most any time but spectacular in the fall when the leaves are turning colors. The entire drive is limited to 35 miles per hour and I highly recommend you don't try to exceed it. We saw two bears and one...More

Thank Wickett52
Reviewed yesterday

Collected hire car from Ronald Reagan Airport, VA. Have read about the SkyDrive and thought it would be. good detour on way to Nashville. Downside is you get charged $30 for entering the National Park and although valid for a week of reentry we were...More

Thank Ngread
Reviewed yesterday

After realizing you have to pay $35 to get in, I was surprised to find that all the over looks have not been maintained and are overgrown. Some are so bad, you can't see over the growth. Very disappointing trip. About 30 minutes in we...More

Thank Karl B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really pretty Drive with lots of overlooks. Be advised, the speed limit is 25-35 mph and it is windy in a lot of sections, so if you can’t drive that speed and enjoy the views don’t take the route! Don’t be that jerk riding everyone’s...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been here a long time ago. Did a lot of day hiking then, but not so able now. Needed a scenic drive with some short walks. Skyline drive fit the bill perfectly. The views are awsome. Short walks just as great as the long ones...More

Thank DutchH37
Reviewed 3 days ago

Breath taking views of the mountains and valleys.. There are plenty of overlooks to pull off and take pictures. The speed limit is 35 which is a good speed with all of the curves and animals. The visitors centers do not open early so check...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 4 days ago

a beautiful drive though the park...... stopped at several rest areas for photos but the best was at the waterfall where we watched a mum bear and 2 cubs for around 20 mins play and search for food, just magical

Thank ams2900
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must ride for motorcylist. Will take about 3 hrs to do the route but with it. Speed limit is 35mph, we rode early in the morning 8am, temperature was perfect, road was smooth as glass. Trust me you will enjoy.

Thank livetoride07
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove through Skyline Drive and stopped at multiple viewing spots, going south. We began at Front Royal Visitor Center, great starting point, and stopped at the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center as well. The rangers at Dickey Ridge were so very knowledgeable. The views are...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One should must drive the whole 105 miles skyline drive. Stop at every overlook and enjoy the scenery. Enjoy the sunset at Baldface Overlook.

Thank Tanvir H
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
The exact times vary each year by several weeks. There are fall color trackers on the web that you should keep tracking to get the optimum colors
29 July 2018|
Response from DCFLHCS114 | Reviewed this property |
jpcarrol - if you take Rt. 211 West from Sperryville to Luray you will drive under where Skyline Drive crosses. If you drive from Luray to Harrisonburg you can either continue West on Rt. 211 until I-81 and head South. You... More
23 June 2018|
Response from livetoride07 | Reviewed this property |