Distance: 48 miles
Climbing: 100 feet per mile
Description: A truly extraordinary ride, this route climbs through the Shenandoah National Park on the Skyline Drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance for 24 miles before turning around at the Skyland Wayside and heading back. Skyland is the highest point on the Skyline Drive; you are guaranteed to get your fill of scenic mountaintop overlooks. Don’t miss it.
Stores: Mile 24 (Skyland Wayside)
Swift Run Gap Entrance Station
US 33 & Skyline Drive
Elkton, VA 22827
GPS: 38.358559, -78.546956
NOTE: A fee is required at the entrance to the national park unless you already have a pass. Most passes can be used for up to four riders.