Thornton Gap to Swift Run Gap

Sperryville, Virginia

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The numerous overlooks and hiking trails highlighting streams, waterfalls, and geologic formations are good reasons for taking your time along Skyline Drive. At Thornton Gap you can view Marys Rock, which is formed of granodiorite. Marys Rock Tunnel, just south of Thornton Gap, is the only tunnel on Skyline Drive. As you make your way south toward Skyland Lodge, views of Pinnacles and the profi le of Stony Man Mountain dominate the area.
Bicycling the Blue Ridge

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Bicycling the Blue Ridge

by Elizabeth & Charlie Skinner (Menasha Ridge Press)

The numerous overlooks and hiking trails highlighting streams, waterfalls, and geologic formations are good reasons for taking your time along Skyline Drive. At Thornton Gap you can view Marys Rock, which is formed of granodiorite.

Marys Rock Tunnel, just south of Thornton Gap, is the only tunnel on Skyline Drive. As you make your way south toward Skyland Lodge, views of Pinnacles and the profi le of Stony Man Mountain dominate the area.

©  Elizabeth & Charlie Skinner/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Sperryville
Distance: 34
Trail Type: Shuttle
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Thornton Gap to Swift Run Gap

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