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Skyline Drive

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Address: , Shenandoah National Park, VA
Phone Number: 540-999-3500
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Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length...
105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
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Beautiful views, waterfalls and black bears, oh my!

We are frequently driving between South Carolinia and western Pennsylvania and the drive gets so boring! Not this time! We decided to go home the LONG way but it was so worth it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We are frequently driving between South Carolinia and western Pennsylvania and the drive gets so boring! Not this time! We decided to go home the LONG way but it was so worth it. Beautiful vistas, breathtaking overlooks, a hike to a waterfall. AND we saw black bears twice along the road, including a bear cub. We only drove about half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have lived in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains for most of my life. Skyline drive is one of the prettiest places in the United States. Camp, stay in a lodge. Spend a day of a week, Skyline Drive is for everyone.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It is a great place to go and get a bird's eye view from on top of a really long, flat mountain with valleys on either side. There are pull offs and panoramic views every few miles. The road is pretty straight and flat once you get on top of the mountain. You do have to commit a large portion... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I spent an afternoon on Skyline Drive after many, many years away. It is still a spectacularly beautiful place regardless of the season with countless overlooks and hikes throughout - something for everyone. I never get tired of looking west into the Shenandoah Valley and the mountain ranges in the distances. While the $20 entry fee for a vehicle is... More 

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Kissimmee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite drive on the east coast. Stunning views with large pulloffs to take pictures or just enjoy the fresh mountain air. We are seniors, so we are unable to do the trails, but we enjoyed the scenery so much. We stopped at one of the comfort stations / gift shops and it was clean and tidy and... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had two delightful hikes/walks that were about a mile and a half each. One was to the summit of Stony Man Mountain. My 83-year-old father and 77-year-old mother were able to complete this trip. We also hiked down to the Dark Hollow Falls from the trailhead (although my parents opted out of this one.) Both were worth the hike... More 

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Sonning Common, Berks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best bargains there is. For $20 a family can spend up to 7 days in the park. There are loads of very well marked trails from parking areas all along the drive. These vary in length from casual walks to serious hikes. Water, hat and bug spray are essential. Even in mid-August we... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My brother and I began our vacation with a drive front Front Royal, VA to Crozet, VA on Skyline Drive. It was amazing! We returned to the park two days later, (your $20.00 private vehicle fee is good for 7 days in the park) to hike along Loft Mountain. The hike included some great views of rolling Piedmonts. After the... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Skyline Drive is supposed to be the highlight of Shenandoah National Park but we have been a bit disappointed by it. We took 2 days to enjoy it and have time to do a few walks along but the drive itself is not that fantastic. Their is only a few places where you actually have viewpoints down the valley... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a great way to experience the Shenandoah Valley. Ample opportunities to see black bears. Be aware of the bicyclists as they can be difficult to spot as you come around the curves. The visitor centers along the way are unique and worth checking out when you have the chance.

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