Skyline Drive - Toll road

The Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is the longest privately owned paved toll road in the USA (5.2 miles), elevation increase 3,235 ft., restrooms located at the Toll House, and first parking/picnicking area, 6 picnic and parking areas.

The Skyline Drive Toll House is located on Vermont Historic Route 7A between Manchester and Arlington, Vermont. When heading south the Toll House is on your right, on the left when heading north. Map and directions.

Enjoy the scenic beauty and the sights and sounds of nature at any of our picnic areas, many of which have marble picnic tables made from marble quarried on neighboring Dorset Mountain. There is a fireplace for grilling at the first area located 1/4 mile from the entrance of the drive.

  •   Opening dates and hours
  •   From May 27 to October 31st
      • * 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily (last car up the road at 4:00)
      • * Please note that the toll road closes promptly at 5:00.
      • * Weather permitting
  • The Toll road is closed...
  • From November 1st to May 26



  • No hiking, walking, skate boarding or biking permitted on toll road.
  • No buses, No RVís or vans for over eight persons.
  • No trucks with campers installed in bed of truck.
  • No trailers.
  • No bikes, canoes, kayaks allowed on vehicles.
  • Camping and fires are strictly prohibited.
  • No hunting.
  • No weddings
  • No ceremonies


  • Automobiles

    • $15.00 car and driver  
    • $5.00 per passenger
    • (children under 10 free)

  • Motorcycles

    • $12.00 bike and driver. No passenger fee.

Mountain statistics

  • Elevation 3,848 feet.

  • Highest Peak in the Taconic Mountain range.

  • Average base to summit temperature change 10 degrees.

  • Highest recorded wind speed 121mph.

  • Geological natural aquifer, replenishes ground water.

  • Average annual rain fall 21 inches.

  • Average annual snow fall 98 inches.


Hiking Trails Map

Hiking map
    Trail to Lookout Rock
  •  Beginner: .02 of a mile
  •  Open Daily 9:00 to 3:30
  •  Weather Permitting


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