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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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GJRonK
February 9, 2013
2497 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I rode this in summer, 2012. It was part of a ride up the whole Blue Ridge Parkway, too. I was disappointed in that the scenery didn't seem to be as spectacular as further south, but still a wonderful ride. What makes it so nice is the roadway surface and curves, the lack of traffic most of the way, and that you can really take your time to look at the scenery. This route is not made for one in a hurry.
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MCR Contributor
July 12, 2011
988 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
rode here from ohio on rt 50; trip over was good , mostly twisting up and down hilly terrain, mostly good roads; the skyway was even better, beautiful scenery and great rods, very little traffic (went 6-12 to 6-22 of 2009); nice roadside views and a few areas on the skyway to fuel up or get food; pretty remote otherwise; traveled then to the blueridge parkway and road it until storms and low clouds made riding impossible to continue....will definitley go back!
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SpeedTourist
October 10, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Enduro
I rode the entire Skyline as part of a trip from NY to FL on my KLR 650 ADV bike. Shenandoah is a lovely park, and Skyline is a mello ride with lots of curves. Occasionally you'll get stuck behind a slow moving car & marked passing zones are few and far between, but the slow ones usually pull off at the next overlook anyway. The views are really nice though so you might want to pull over as well - just leave before the slow guy :)
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