Length: 105.0 mi / 169.0 km
Time to Allow: 6 to 8 hours to enjoy the byway.
During its over seventy year history, Skyline Drive has offered travelers the opportunity to view many of the most scenic vistas in the eastern United States. The experience combines the protected setting of Shenandoah National Park with two visitor centers, miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.
America's Byways take you to some of the best hiking trails across the nation, including the greatest of them all, the Appalachian Trail. As you begin the ambitious journey, you'll wind your way across 2,160 miles of the East's most impressive terrain.
Investigate the life of notorious Confederate spy Belle Boyd at the Belle Boyd Cottage, a living history museum in Front Royal, Virginia at the northern end of Skyline Drive.
to Enjoy the Ride...
2-Day Trip: A Visit to Shenandoah Park
This scenic drive includes the best outlooks and activities offered along the Skyline.
1-Day Trip: A Day Beneath the Shenandoah Valley
See rare anthodites, towering stone columns, and crystal clear pools underground at the Skyline and Luray Caverns along the Skyline Drive.