Dickey Ridge Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Dickey Ridge Trail is a 18 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Front Royal, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3766 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

trail running
Saturday, March 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.

hiking
Monday, October 19, 2015

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

hiking
Saturday, September 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.

hiking
Friday, June 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

hiking
Saturday, January 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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