Dickey Ridge Trail

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Dickey Ridge Trail ist ein 18 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Front Royal, Virginia. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 18.0 miles Höhenunterschied: 3,766 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Wald

Aussicht

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

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Schnee

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überwachsen
1 month ago

Good trail for easy day distance hike. Saw two bear cubs in a tree. Didn’t see the mama but I’m sure she saw us!

wandern
3 months ago

This was an easy trail. I had 2 kids and a baby so we only went about 2 miles. I let the kids walk up the stream so it would be a more entertaining walk. They had a blast!

wandern
überwachsen
4 months ago

There were high and low points to this hike. The majority of the trail was very overgrown and narrow with some fallen trees blocking the trail (which we moved). But we were with a dog and six year old, and so I prefer a wider trail. To get to the overlook, we almost missed the overgrown tail that cuts to the road and ridge, but we got there. Wasn’t a safe crossing for the young and four-legged. I did like the challenge our return trip brought us—mostly uphill and definitely a fun workout. Didn’t hate it, but I prefer a wider, cleaner trail. Lots of ticks and snakes.

wandern
5 months ago

Best to go early in morning. Great for trail run, roughly a 5K round-trip from start of trail outside the park to the first crossing of Skyline Drive, and then back to the beginning of trail. If you cross the road and continue to Dickey Ridge Visitor’s Center, the trail is somewhat overgrown - had to duck under two fallen trees.

wandern
9 months ago

If you’re looking for a nature trail but not willing to pay the 30 bucks to get into Shenandoah National Park, this is the place to go. It’s a beautiful hike down a peaceful stream and there’s tons of wildlife. Highly recommend.

Laufen
9 months ago

Ran up to Dickey Ridge visitors center. Good trail to blast up and down if you hit it at the right time. Not tech and would be good for someone getting into trail running.

wandern
9 months ago

Great trail. Starting out at the Front Royal entrance the first 1.5 miles is easy before starting uphill. Definitely has up & down hills through the entire trail that can give you a workout. I like how you can pick up other trails off of Dicky Ridge trails which is nice. As always have to watch your footing in some areas.

wandern
9 months ago

Black bear.

wandern
schlammig
10 months ago

Nice hike, trail was muddy in spots from all of the rain from the previous days. Need to get an early start. Fun!

11 months ago

Started across from the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center and headed downhill making for a 4.5 (ish) mile hike one way. Trail is well marked and runs alongside a stream. Encountered several groups of people hiking the trail. I definitely want to do this trail again in the spring. I imagine it's even prettier then.

gehen
Tue Jan 01 2019

Along a stream and just beautiful. A nice workout without being hard.

Tue Dec 11 2018

Went up December 10. Very thin frosting of snow on the trail that burned off by 11 am, even so it wasn't slippery. I'd guess that with a little thawing there may be muddy patches, but when it's 35 degrees and below the ground is firm. Even with leafless trees, most of the trail up to the lodge on Skyline (closed) is sheltered from wind. Good trail for running, well maintained and clear even this time of year, and it's not to steep to safely carry some speed downhill, but of course watch for uphill hikers.

Mon Nov 12 2018

Jumped on the trail head just before you get to the park entrance. Easy hike around 1.8 miles in until you hit the roadway. You can cross over and continue if you want, but we decided to turn back because we were pressed for time. Loved hiking along the creek and we timed as the leaves were turning. Beautiful.

wandern
Wed Oct 10 2018

All up hill from the start, no significant decline until you turn around. Not many views, just deer and bears. It's a great trail to train for mileage and incline.

wandern
Fri Aug 24 2018

it's a beautiful hike with a stream that keeps you company in the beginning. you...i can see nature at its best. We saw pretty does grazing on the side of the trail. The hike isn't difficult, a little up hike but not hard at all. ENJOY!

Laufen
Wed Aug 22 2018

Great trail to hike with the family or if you want to go running, I would recommend.

Thu May 17 2018

I did this as a point-to-point from Compton Gap to the park entrance. it was approximately 10 miles with 900' of elevation gain. Heading in the opposite direction, it is a far more difficult hike. The highlights are a stop at the visitor center and the definite possibilty of seeing a bear.

Sat Apr 14 2018

My favorite trail starts 1 mile from my door.

wandern
Mon Aug 14 2017

Nice trail LOTS of deer today. Good cover on a drizzly day. Starts out closed up brush then opens up with sparse but expansive woods. Took my dog for the Dickey Ridge Trail to Snead Farm Loop around and back.

wandern
Mon Feb 20 2017

Great day for a hike, only went up 4 miles but it was a good moderate uphill trail!

Laufen
Sat Mar 12 2016

I wouldn't classify this as an easy route if you decide to run it. Long climbs. You'll hit the first couple thousand of feet fairly quick. Nice route to work on your speed hiking;) Fun descents and little traffic if you go in the early AM. I started at the Shenandoah Entrance(road parking) and turned back at Hickerson Hollow. 16 round trip with over 3,300ft of climbing. Solid.

wandern
Mon Oct 19 2015

Had a wonderful quiet fall day this week along the trail. Love the park in the fall!

wandern
Sat Sep 21 2013

I hiked the northern half of Dickey Ridge along with the Snead Farm Trail and Fox Hollow Trail starting from the Dickey Ridge Visitor ctr parking lot. I was rewarded just a few minutes in when I saw two deer no more than 15 ft away. They casually ate leaves while I photographed them; they must have been pretty used to human traffic as they did not run off. All in all it is an easy hike with moderate inclines at a few spots. There is a nice mtn. view on Dickey Ridge Trail south of the fire rd. I'm sure all of these trails will be extra special when the leaves are changing.

wandern
Fri Jun 29 2012

I hiked Ridge today or the majority of the ridge and there was a lot of forest fires but nevertheless it was still a good hike and saw lots of bears... trail isn't that much to see but nevertheless an easy hike with some moderate trails. Unfortunately not many views just a lot of bears and other wildlife

wandern
Sat Jan 07 2012

Did this trail in conjunction with the Snead Farm Trail . Trail is pretty easy. The loop too the farm was interesting....the barn is still there but only the foundation of the home exists. Connected to Dickey Hill a bit from there. Then followed that back to the start near the parking area. I actually did the Fox Hollow trail after that.

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