Dickey Knob Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Dickey Knob Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sugar Grove, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles
951 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

trail running



wild flowers


Directions from Damascus, VA: The trail begins in Raccoon Branch Campground. Travel U.S. 58 east for approximately 6.5 miles, U.S. 58 veers rights, however, you will want to continue straight onto Rt. 603. Take Rt. 603 for about 10 miles to Troutdale. Turn left onto Rt. 16 and travel approximately 3 miles to the campground. If you are not using the campground, park across Rt. 16, about 50 yards south of the campground entrance.

2 months ago

Started in the morning about 10 was to the top by 12 was able to make lunch where the old firepower was the snow made it absolutely beautiful great beginner hike highly recommend it

6 months ago

Good views from a few places during summer. Old fire tower foundation on top is a great place for a break and/or lunch.

7 months ago

Great trail, the view at the top is beautiful. Easy hike or trail run. Wonderful afternoon in the woods.

7 months ago

Nice little hike, fairly gradual the whole way up. There isn't much of a view at the very top, but a few hundred yards before you reach the top there's an opening with a good view of the valley, all they need is a bench there and it would be a perfect spot to stop and take in the view! The trailhead is kind of tucked behind site #6 in Raccoon Branch campground, just keep right at the first few forks and you'll hit the trail no problem.

10 months ago

Great trail for a day hike. Magnificent view of Sugar Grove, VA.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Loved this trail - beautiful scenery. Challenging but not too difficult.

6 months ago

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saturday, October 18, 2014