Skyline Drive: Shenandoah National Park Professional Review and Guide
"Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park winds for 105 miles along the highest crests of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On one side of this crest is the Shenandoah Valley; on the other is the rolling Piedmont area. Numerous scenic turnouts provide views in all directions. The drive can be made in one day, but a more leisurely trip is recommended to let you stop and enjoy more of the features.
Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park in northwest Virginia are virtually synonymous. Shenandoah National Park is a long and narrow park that straddles the Blue Ridge Mountains, the easternmost and highest range of the Appalachian Mountains. It includes steep mountains, quiet valleys, streams and waterfalls, and green forests. The 196,000-acre park includes 79,000 acres of designated wilderness. Special attractions: Spectacular vistas of mountains, valleys, ridges, and thick hardwood and pine forests. Deer and other wildlife, birds, wildflowers, century-old trees, exhibits, visitor centers, waterfalls, hikes, and trails all add to your understanding and enjoyment."