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How far to the Skyline Drive?

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How far to the Skyline Drive?

Can anyone please tell me how far it is from Washington to the start of the Skyline Drive/Shenandoah NP? Is it an easy route, how long would it take?

Thanks.

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1. Re: How far to the Skyline Drive?

try mapquest.com

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2. Re: How far to the Skyline Drive?

To the northern end of the Skyline Drive is about 1.5 hours.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1600+Pennsylvania+Ave+NW,+Washington,+DC+20006+(White+House)&daddr=38.888895,-78.197937&hl=en&geocode=&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=9&sll=38.684465,-77.76524&sspn=1.479311,2.471924&ie=UTF8&z=9

The entire Skyline Drive is about 100 miles in length, but it would take 3-4 hours to drive.

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3. Re: How far to the Skyline Drive?

It is an easy drive to the start of the Skyline Drive, as long as you don't go during afternoon rush hour. Straight out Constitution Avenue, across the Roosevelt Bridge and straight out I-66 until you get to Front Royal. Lots of pretty Virginia countryside once you get out of DC a little ways.

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4. Re: How far to the Skyline Drive?

Thank you so much! We are a couple of young-at-heart seniors who love to travel, but we don't know this area at all and really appreciate your help.

We may decide to pick up a hire car at the airport and head either straight to Front Royal or maybe Harpers Ferry for an overnight stop first (which was recommended on another forum). What do you guys think of that idea bearing in mind we'll have done an eight hour flight from UK arriving at IAD 1.40pm.

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5. Re: How far to the Skyline Drive?

When you are at Dulles (IAD) you are already well on your way to Front Royal. And except for the few miles getting from the airport to I-66, your drive would be easy. And even that part is a straight shot down Route 28, just a lot of traffic and intersections. It's a good idea as long as you are willing to skip DC.

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6. Re: How far to the Skyline Drive?

Harper's Ferry is a good idea. It would be a good place to decompress after your flight and it shouldn't be a difficult drive. The next day, it's a straight shot down 340 from Harper's Ferry to Front Royal, and I'd guess that that would be a nice drive as well.

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