Skyline Drive: Thornton Gap to Swift Run Gap is a 33.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Luray, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, road biking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
We have driven this several times. I still never tire of the views.
Great hike with good elevation changes and lots of great views.
The only time ever hiked this section in one piece was eleven yeas ago but I come up here several times per year. I have hiked the AT which parallels Skyline Drive and played along the way. There are so many beautiful side trails to big views and to waterfalls.
We drove this section in the winter (dec/jan). It was beautiful and we were thankful it was open. Some days it is closed due to weather.