Skyline Drive

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Arlys on August 30, 2005

On entering the park, we found we could go either north or south on Skyline Drive - and we chose the latter.

Skyline Drive is a 105-mile-long winding road that runs along the Blue Ridge Mountains through the length of the park. There are many overlooks, a total of 75 altogether - which provide outstanding vistas of spectacular scenery. We were very glad we had film along, as we got some great shots of wildflowers and various types of foliage.

It also provides far off views of the Blue Ridge Mountains -- which also provides some great photo shoots!

We stopped at the Byrd Visitor Center where we caught a young park ranger telling an audience all kinds of things about the animals in the park, and she was having the time of her life--we could tell she really and truly enjoys her job!

There are trails that take you into the "forests of Shenandoah", where you can see many plants and animals. These trails total more than 500 miles, and many of the trailheads are located on Skyline Drive and in developed areas. Much of the park, therefore, is accessible to hikers.

We found Skyline Drive to be a truly awesome driving experience! It is one of the "must-dos" of your vacation!

Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
3655 Us Highway 211 East
Shenandoah N.P., Virginia, 22835
(540) 999-3500

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