Skyline Drive Status
Winter Weather is in the forecast so please check before coming. For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also use Facebook and Twitter for updates. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) during hunting season. Starting November 11 the north and south sections will be closed at night. The entire Drive will be closed at night starting December 9. More »
Horse Trailer Parking
Trailhead parking for horse trailers may be very limited or unavailable both on Skyline Drive and at park boundary access points. Below is a short reference list of suggested maximum trailer sizes for common parking areas, including all parking areas for the website's suggested trail ride routes. Of course, one poorly parked car may block an entire lot. Always have a back-up parking lot and route in mind for situations when a lot is full. Be aware that on nice weekends after 10 a.m. many of the parking lots may be too full to accommodate trailers. If you are riding as a group and will have more than two trailers, familiarize yourself with the parking before your scheduled ride.
Remember to purchase a topographic map for the area where you plan to ride. These maps also show Skyline Drive, overlooks, mile markers, and county roads to assist you in driving to your destination. If you are considering starting at the boundary in an unfamiliar area, click for boundary access information.
Did You Know?
Construction of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive began in July 1931 on an acquired 100-foot right-of-way through privately owned land. The park was not established until four-and-a-half years later. More...