Skyline Drive is a 105-mile (169 km) road that runs the entire length of the National Park Service's Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
It is a two-lane road that has 75 overlooks providing incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the Piedmont to the east. The drive provides access to numerous trails, including the Appalachian Trail, and it is also used for biking and horseback riding. Skyline Drive is the main road through Shenandoah National Park and has access to campgrounds, visitor centers, and resorts such as Skyland Resort and Big Meadows. Drive a the whole thing or just a piece. Stop at viewpoints and get back in or wander down one of the many trails branching from the road. Beautiful at any time of day but especially sunset.
The scenic drive is particularly popular in the fall for leaf peeping when the leaves are changing colors but is beautiful year round. Skyline Drive is designated a National Scenic Byway and a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The drive's northern terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Route 340 (US 340) near Front Royal, and the southern terminus is at an interchange with US 250 near Interstate 64 (I-64) in Rockfish Gap, where the road continues south as the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can also access the drive from US 211 in Thorton Gap and US 33 in Swift Run Gap.
A park entrance fee is charged at the four access points to the drive.