Thornton Gap Entrance

Wooden routed sign with white letters: Thornton Gap Entrance

Quick Facts

Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Telephone

Entering the park here at Thornton Gap entrance gives you an opportunity to travel north or south along Skyline Drive and experience Shenandoah National Park. You'll notice mile posts on the west side of the road as you travel. Use these as references to find everything from dining and lodging to trails and visitor centers. Travel south and you will reach the Big Meadows area with a scenic meadow, Byrd Visitor Center, and plenty of options for hiking, lodging, and dining. Travel north and you will ride along Skyline Drive with ample hiking opportunities.

Shenandoah National Park

Last updated: January 5, 2021