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“Local favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park, VA
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$125*
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Day Trip to Shenandoah National Park
Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Biking
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Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
Staunton, Virginia
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
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“Local favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We always enjoy driving the Skyline. We have spotted black bear and fox up here. Be sure to look for Hump Back rock trail (a local fav). They do have summer concerts for free at some locations (look on Virginia tourism site). The spring holds beautiful purple trees!

Visited May 2012
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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“Beautiful drive and hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited during Labor Day weekend 2012 and drove the portion starting in Luray and up to Skyland Resort. We hiked to Dark Hollow Falls and it was a bit challenging, but we took our time and enjoyed the cool water when we reached the bottom. Our group included my two boys who were 9 and 12 years and did the hike with ease. We actually had to tell my 9 year old to slow down because he was blazing up the trail! We drove up in the morning and I am glad that we stopped and took pictures at all the overlooks on the way up, because by the afternoon a fog had set in and you could not see anything! Driving back down was a bit scary because the road is very winding and the fog was dense and patchy. However, I just drove slowly and we all avoided having panic attacks. I definitely plan to go back and hope that we will see some wildlife on our next trip.

Visited September 2012
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Riverhead, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Scenic Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Spectacular...We took a leisurely drive and started at Front Royal the northern most entrance of skyline drive in Virginia..The views are breathtaking...there is nothing more exciting than driving around a curve and viewing the Shenandoah Valley..They have many scenic overlooks and we took advantage of most of them. .They also have hiking trails although we did not take advantage of the trails....we saw some deer and spring was starting to bud all around us....If you are in the area I would definitely take this scenic and enjoyable ride...

Visited March 2012
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Staunton, Virginia
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“Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Comes see Virginia landscape and to die for views! Take the slow road and enjoy the vistas. Great for picnicking and hiking.

Visited April 2012
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Geneseo, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We took a detour while traveling from Chippokes Plantation to Luray Caverns, and decided to take the less direct route to Luray by driving the skyline drive. The drive was beautiful and really is a don't miss. But make sure your breaks are in good working order! The hills are VERY steep! I have a full review of our drive with pictures over on my blog if you are interested:
http://ephesians521.blogspot.com/2013/02/day-8-skyline-drive-luray-caverns-and.html

Visited May 2012
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