Skyline Drive

National Scenic BywayVirginia

All Photos (36)

  • Blue Butterfly and Greenery

    A huge blue and black butterfly alights for a moment on some foliage on the Dark Hollow Falls Trail in Shenandoah National Park.

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  • Man on the River

    A man sits and thinks at the foot of the Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park.

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  • Dwarfed by Cave Formations in Luray Caverns

    Stalactites and stalagmites overwhelm visitors of Luray Caverns.

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  • Visitor Center at Shenandoah National Park

    A ranger stands outside the Byrd Visitor Center at Shenandoah National Park.

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  • But Where's Goldilocks?

    Despite wind gusts of over 30 miles per hour, three bears munch contentedly in the treetops more than 40 feet above the ground.

  • Looking Toward Massanutten Mountain

    Autumn colors brighten the forests of the Shenandoah Valley as they spread out into the distance from a viewpoint on the Skyline Drive in Virginia.

  • Autumn Forest from Jewell Hollow Overlook

    Sunshine helps to moderate the blustery fall conditions on a mountain near Skyline Drive in late October.

  • Awe-Inspiring Rock Pillars in Luray Caverns

    Visitors are awed when viewing underground stalagmites and stalagtites in Luray Caverns. The reds and yellows and browns are the natural rainbow in these caves.

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  • Sunset on the Skyline

    Looking west from Hazeltop Overlook near the end of Skyline Drive, the sun drifts through the clouds to silhouette several ridges in the distance.

  • Big Meadow at Dusk

    Dusk paints the Big Meadow area in soft browns and golds.

  • View from Big Meadow Lodge

    A gnarled tree rises from Massanutten Mountain in this view of the Shenandoah Valley.

  • Sunset from Hazeltop Overlook

    The red leaves fade along with the sunlight in this view from Hazeltop Overlook on Skyline Drive.

  • Hikers on Little Stony Man Cliffs

    Hikers at the peak of Little Stony Man Cliffs pose for pictures.

  • Little Stony Man Cliffs Lookout

    Hikers stand on a rock ledge about halfway to the top of Little Stony Man Cliffs. The hills and ridges behind them are covered with russet-colored hardwood trees speckled with evergreens.

  • Little Stony Man Cliffs

    Three visitors enjoy the view of forests and mountains from Little Stony Man Cliffs in Shenandoah National Park.

  • Little Stony Man Cliffs

    The craggy peak of Little Stony Man Cliffs has as many colors as the autumn forest in the distance, making it well worth the 20-minute hike to reach the summit.

  • Big Meadows at Byrd Visitor Center

    From Byrd Visitor Center on the Skyline Drive is a stunning view of Big Meadows, where wildflowers can be seen from spring to fall.

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  • The Brown House

    Hidden in the trees is the original Brown House, which was frequented by President Hoover and wife during the summer months.

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  • Dickey Ridge Visitor Center

    Set back against majestic trees and green lawns, the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center welcomes all who traverse Skyline Drive.

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  • The Limberlost Trail

    While beautiful at all times of the year, June finds a portion of the Limberlost Trail near the Skyline Parkway surrounded by mountain laurel.

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  • Massanutten Lodge - Home of Addie Pollack

    Once home to Addie Pollack, the Massanutten Lodge sits nestled between autumn brushed trees and evergreens.

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  • Visitors Enjoying a Field Seminar in Big Meadows

    Participants in a field seminar can look in the distance to see the Appalachian Mountain chain.

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  • Lewis Mountain Cabin

    This black and white photo depicts one of the early Lewis Mountain cabins.

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  • White Oak Canyon

    During the fall, the reds, yellows, oranges, and browns mix with conifers to provide incredible memories.

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  • Skyline Drive Overlook

    A group of fall touched trees is set apart from the rich autumn golds of the nearby forest.

  • Cyclists along Skyline Drive

    The sun casts dappled shadows on two cyclists pedaling down a section of the Skyline Drive.

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  • View from Skyline Drive

    This photo presents a lengthy view from the Skyline Drive, only limited by the haze typical of the area.

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  • Mt. Marshall from Skyline Drive

    Mt. Marshall is highlighted by the late October sun breaking through dramatic cloud formations.

  • Skyline Drive Overlook

    Ancient metamorphic rock stands high above the Shenandoah Valley.

  • Hiking Along Stony Man Mountain in Shenandoah National Park

    A hiker stops for a rest and to enjoy the view of Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah Valley from Stony Man.

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  • Stalagmites and Stalactites in Skyline Caverns

    Brilliant red, orange and green stalactites and stalagmites are reflected in the mirror-smooth waters of an underground lake in Skyline Caverns.

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  • A Beautiful Day at Mary Baldwin College

    A tree blossoms with pink flowers in front of the white columns of a building on the Mary Baldwin College campus.

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  • George Washington National Forest

    Filled with greenery, the George Washington National Forest expands across Virginia countryside.

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  • View Within the Grand Caverns

    The Grand Caverns include majestic natural structures.

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  • Hazel Mountain Overlook

    The Hazel Mountain Overlook on Skyline Drive offers a view of rolling green hills and lush valleys.

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  • Portrait of Belle Boyd

    Belle Boyd, a spy for the Confederates during the Civil War, poses for a portrait after the war.

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