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A few hours along Skyline Drive

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A few hours along Skyline Drive

We will be driving along Skyline Drive, from Front Royal and getting off at Rt. 33. We will have about 3-4 hours to kill along the way (not including driving) and was wondering if there are any must stops or short hikes that you can recommend. Thanks.

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1. Re: A few hours along Skyline Drive

Trails to consider:

Milepost 51- Dark Hollow Falls, most popular waterfall hike in Park, easy side of moderate, usually a bit crowded;

Milepost 51+ Nice section of the AT, parking at Byrd Visitor Center area, wooded trail runs partly along Big Meadows Lodge, often deer, hike out 1.5-2 miles and return;

If you like rock scrambles, check out Bearfence at milepost 56, very cool 360 views.

Trail maps available online and here is a good SNP/Skyline Dr map:

nps.gov/shen/…whole_park.pdf

www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/hiking.htm

Hope this helps.

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