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

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

Scenery

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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MCR Contributor
July 12, 2011
988 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Great ride even in the rain. We caught a lot of fog early in the morning at high altitude.
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Brian Fistler
September 1, 2018
80 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Standard
With the artificially low 35 mph speed limit just inviting a Federal speeding ticket, entrance fee of $20 per motorcycle and nothing special about this road over the Blue Ridge Parkway which is free and a much more reasonable 45 mph speed limit there really is no reason to ride this route vs the BRP
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MCR Contributor
July 12, 2011
988 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Go easy on the loud pipes here, as you're driving directly through an otherwise very quiet camping area and National Park. :-)
That said, Mountain Meadows is an awesome stop, and the amenities here are unbelievably good for being on a mountain ridgeline that's several miles to the nearest town at any point.
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