Skyline Drive Vista is a picturesque roadside overlook in the Gallitzin State Forest, on the eastern edge of the PA Laurel Highlands.
Skyline Drive Vista is located in close proximity to County Line Vista, making for a great 1-2 combo when you’re in the area, assuming you can handle the 1/2 mile hike to County Line Vista.
Skyline Drive Vista is located right along Skyline Drive (a dirt state forest road) at GPS coordinates 40.23314, -78.66069, or 400 yards east of the intersection of Skyline Drive and Buffalo Road (see map above).
Standing on the viewing platform, to your left you’re looking in the direction of Blair County and Blue Knob State Park.
While to your right you’re looking out over Bedford County in the direction of Shawnee State Park.
A beautiful overlook just minutes from Route 56 on the Somerset-Bedford county line – add Skyline Drive Vista to YOUR PA Bucket List!
As mentioned previously, County Line Vista is another outstanding overlook located nearby, but it does require a short (1/2 mile one-way) hike to reach it.
The views make the hike more that worth it!
Located 15 miles south of Skyline Drive Vista you’ll find another amazing vista the site of the former SS Grand View Ship Hotel, once one of the most unique hotels in all the United States!
This iconic hotel and restaurant thrilled travelers along the Lincoln Highway (now Route 30) for nearly six decades, until it closed in the late 1980’s and subsequently burned to the ground in 2001.
Also located nearby along the Lincoln Highway you’ll find the 1806 Old Log Church, the oldest standing church in Bedford County.
This spartan house of worship features a “wine glass pulpit”, called such as it resembles that type of drinking vessel.
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