Three-Mile Drive

Car on three-mile drive

Once you’ve got the lay of the land near the Oswald Visitor Center, you may want to see even more of the Arb — and this one-way vehicle/bike-only route (open year-round depending on the weather) is always a good bet. You can even drive it a few times and see different things along the way each time. Many cool attractions can be accessed along this meandering, picturesque and sometimes hilly drive. Park at various sites along the drive to get out to take short walks.


  • From the gatehouse, proceed up to the first stop sign. Go straight.  
  • Follow the road just past the Oswald Visitor Center. Take your first left.   
  • At the stop sign, take a left. Follow the road straight up the hill. 
  • At the top of the hill, the road will split. Take a right to enter onto the one-way Three-Mile Drive. 

Download the PDF map or use our digital map for easy navigation

People riding the bee-line shuttle on three-mile drive