Winchester - Warrenton Scenic Drive is a 45 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Winchester, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
When living locally in the 1990's and early 2000's, the small picturesque town of Paris was one of my favorite places in all of Northern Virginia. I loved exploring the area by way of US 50 and US 17. It is definitely a priority to properly hike Sky Meadows State Park on my next visit (and maybe spend a night at the Ashby Inn)!
This route is usually uncrowded but too many people are finding out about it. Especially in the afternoon.
It is all part of a nice shortcut system we use from South-Eastern Virginia to Western Pennsylvania. Not only does it cut off miles but DC traffic. It is a pleasent ride with a little sight-seeing thrown in.