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4.65 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.65
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By MCR Contributor (1039 McR Points) on Jul 11, 2011

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August 6, 2014
In my opinion this ride should be on every…
MCR Contributor
1039 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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December 2, 2019
344 McR Points
Motorcycle Type :
slower pace, watch for deer
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September 24, 2020
39 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
A bucket list ride on the East Coast! I did it solo which was very enjoyable. Plenty of Civil War and CCC stops nearby. The speed is easy and the views are unforgettable.
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January 26, 2020
197 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Could be a five, but because it is usually crowded, and patrolled and the speed limit is 35 i gave it a 4. It would be more fun to ride if it wasn't for the above. But it is still a pretty ride and drive. It is in the NPS and so there is an entrance fee at either end ($25.00? i think), unless you have one of the passes. LEO's are NPS and fines are federal, and cost a lot. This is usually considered the northern extension of the Blue Ridge Parkway. the two combine for almost 600 miles of no light, or stop signs, from Cherokee, NC to Front Royal VA (almost Wash DC). Plenty to do along this route which is through the Shenandoah National Park. Definitely worth a ride, at least once.
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