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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
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By MCR Contributor (988 McR Points) on Jul 11, 2011

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August 6, 2014
In my opinion this ride should be on every…
MCR Contributor
988 McR Points
July 12, 2011
We left York Pa, heading for the BRP, and figured…

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Skyline drive begins in Front Royal, VA which is about 80 miles west of Washington DC. Just hop on Skyline drive and take it south all the way through the Shenandoah National Park ... the end point is basically the town of Waynesboro, VA. From there you can either turn around and do this awesome road again or you could conveniently continue right on to the Blue Ridge Parkway (... another fan


You'll be riding through the beautiful Shenandoah National Park and see great mountain views and wildlife like deer and an occasional black bear ... but you'd better pay attention to the road as its loaded with turns!

Drive Enjoyment

It's 105 miles of twisty mountain roads....all smooth, clean road. Speed limit is only 35 mph due to the wilderness and mountains. You may reach 50mph but even at 35 it's very relaxing and enjoyable. Note: it can be damp in the morning from the elevation of the mountains.

Tourism Opportunities

Camping....hiking...sightseeing throughout Shenandoah National Park. Plenty of places to pull over, stretch the legs, and take in the beautiful views.

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absinthe minded
February 5, 2020
80 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
I have ridden Skyline 5 or 6 times, well worth the time, great overlooks and spectacular views.
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February 25, 2020
55 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
A must for every rider
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Mark B.
March 23, 2020
253 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 is because of the 35 mph limit. Except for that it's a nice road with outstanding views that overlook the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia farmlands. Stay alert for animals. I have seen deer, turkeys and black bears numerous times.
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