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Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

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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. Make Skyline Drive a part of your Shenandoah National Park vacation plans using our Shenandoah National Park trip generator.
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  • Finally had the opportunity and clear weather to drive this beautiful roadway. We started out from Front Royal and drove south. Lots of places to stop at overlooks and so many hiking trails. A trip of...  more »
  • Skyline Drive is listed on TripAdvisor's website. Shenandoah National Park isn't. Go figure. Skyline Drive is a two-lane road that covers 105 miles, the length of the National Park Service's Shenandoa...  more »
  • A nice drive through the forest, the weather changes rapidly. We were their on a drizzling rainy day, after rain stops so much of fog, you can't even see 10 yards. There are so many little easy hikes ...  more »

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Where to stay in Shenandoah National Park

All developed accommodation in Shenandoah National Park lies on or near Skyline Drive. The park offers one lodge, one resort, and one set of cabins, all of which a private concessionaire operates. With 179 rooms, rustic cabins, multi-unit lodges, and modern suites, Skyland Resort provides the most places to turn in for the night. You can also choose one of four campgrounds, all of which remain open through spring, summer, and fall. Of these, only Matthews Campground accepts reservations; if you plan to visit the park on a summer or fall weekend, arrive early at the other campgrounds to grab a site. Plenty of inns, bed and breakfasts, resorts, motels, and hotels surround the park. Stay in the nearby college town of Harrisonburg if you're looking for a lively nighttime setting.
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