Alternating between open vistas and forest-hemmed stretches, Skyline Drive offers 105 mi of easily accessible wilderness. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the two-lane highway runs from Rockfish Gap at Afton, Virginia, to Front Royal. During weekends and holidays it can seem a little too much like city driving—a 35-mph speed limit, rubber-necking leaf-lookers, narrow overlook turnouts, and the occasional black bear sighting can back traffic up uncomfortably.
It's best to choose a weekday and allow the entire day; you may want to spend an hour or two resting on one roadside boulder.
Luray, Virginia, USA
Jul 31, 2008
Taking a drive down Skyline Drive was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had. We saw at least 3 black bears (one up close by the side of the road!), tons of whitetail deer, and the gorgeous scenery should not be missed! Highly recommended!