Skyline Drive – South District


Skyline Drive is a 105 mile scenic national highway that runs along the Blue Ridge mountains in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. The drive offers stunning views of the jagged mountain peaks, verdant valleys with changing hues, seasonal wildflowers, and wildlife.

The South District of Skyline Drive is the southernmost section of the drive, and it runs from milepost 65.5 at the Swift Run Gap Entrance Station to milepost 104.6 at the Rockfish Gap Entrance Station. The South District is known for its rugged terrain and its beautiful waterfalls. It is also home to several scenic overlooks, including Rocky Top Overlook, Rocky Mount Overlook, and Big Run Overlook; it is also home to several popular hiking trails, including the Bearfence Mountain Trail, the Rose River Falls Trail, and the Riprap Trail. 

The South District is a great place to visit for a day trip or a longer vacation. There are several campgrounds located within the district, as well as a variety of lodging options available just outside of the park.

These photos are from our visit to Shenandoah National Park on 27th August, 2023.

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