Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Water Body
A designated National Scenic Byway, Skyline Drive, runs 169 km (105 mi) along a mountain ridge and through valleys teeming with wildlife. Traverse it by car, by bicycle, or on horseback. There are over 70 spots where you can stop to snap photos and take in the views. Along the way, mileposts will guide you and help you locate points of interest. About halfway through, expect to see the largest developed area on the drive. You'll find campgrounds and hiking trails here. Remember, it's illegal to feed wildlife. Use our Shenandoah National Park vacation maker website to arrange your visit to Skyline Drive and other attractions in Shenandoah National Park.
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  • Shenandoah is a very beautiful vacation. They is so much to see and do know matter how long you're there. I will worn you that the road is very windy which can cause motion sickness.  more »
  • We did the drive backwards starting in Waynesboro. We found the traffic was a lot less. Yes, some people drive it faster than they should we just pulled over and let them go. We wanted to savor each.....  more »
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  • Had a wonderful experience during this fall. The entire skyline had gifted us more than imagined. We stopped at the overlook points to catch the glimpses of the entire valley from various angles. Apart from that the drive was very scenic with the trees hugging and intersecting each other above the ground was gorgeous to see. One can’t think more than stopping at such spots and click several pictures .
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