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Dickey Ridge Loop

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Length


4.9 Miles 7.9 Kilometers


833' 254 m

Ascent

-829' -253 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

2,433' 742 m

High

1,720' 524 m

Low

Shared By Luke AT

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Minor Issues 69 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - a fallen tree near the farmhouse requires a little scrambling. another fallen tree at the farmhouse knocked over the concrete pillar with directions. look for trail blazes near the site to get you back on the trail History

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A pleasant loop visiting many remnants of Shenandoah National Park's agricultural past.

Luke AT

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The route visits many remnants of the park's former agricultural past, including an old farm cemetery and the Snead Farmstead where an intact barn still remains. On the return leg along the Dickey Ridge Trail, a great view of the Browntown Valley is had just below the Dickey Ridge summit.

Description

From the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, head east across Skyline Drive, proceed through meadow to Dickey Ridge Trail and bear left. In 0.3 mi., bear right onto Fox Hollow Trail. Though each trail segment is fairly short, you'll enjoy the shaded route. The trees are dense in this area, and you'll be able to slow down to appreciate the mixed beech and oak forests.

At mile 1.2, rejoin Dickey Ridge Trail and bear right. You'll only be on the Dickey Ridge Trail for a short way, but enjoy the scenery along the way. At mile 1.7, bear left onto Snead Farm Loop Trail and in 0.8 mi. arrive at Snead Farm. This part of the trail is gently rolling, but you'll be gaining elevation here.

At mile 3.2 rejoin Dickey Ridge Trail ad bear right and in 0.3 mi., pass the Browntown Valley overlook. This is a great place to stop to catch your breath as you appreciate the view.

At mile 4.3, bear left onto access road and proceed across Skyline Drive to foothpath through Dickey Ridge picnic area to visitor center.

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Feb 1, 2019
Sang Shin
Sep 29, 2018
John Turcotte
Sep 3, 2018
Brian Delhagen
Aug 21, 2018
Gary Ryan
Aug 19, 2018
Emily Mesick
Aug 10, 2018
Leah Jakaitis
Beautiful, warm weather, excellent hike - 2h15m. Saw large white tailed doe and praying mantis. 4.9mi
Jul 8, 2018
Christopher Graham
Jun 27, 2018
Bret Swift

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