Snowden Interpretive Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Snowden Interpretive Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Paris, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
141 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


wild flowers


Directions from Paris, VA: Sky Meadows State Park is located two miles south of Paris, Virginia or seven miles north of I-66, Exit 23 from Rt. 17. The park entrance is on Rt. 710 (Edmonds Lane). After passing the contact station, continue on the main road to the visitor center. Park at the visitor center and begin on Gap Run Trail which begins behind the visitor center and follow the main trailhead into the woods. Snowden runs off Gap Run.

2 months ago

Very nice and relaxing stroll. Not much change in elevation. Very quiet.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Our first time in Sky Meadows State Park and hiking their trails. beautiful vistas all around. Most of the trailhead start well inside the park and feed into each other at the visitor center. We brought our young dog and she had a good walk, especially when she cooled off a bit in the small stream. We took the Snowden trail which is it's own loop through the woods, up and down equally. Nice in the shade, a little buggy today, but not bad. All and all, a great Independence Day outing. A note of advise, get to know your trail map so you can choose. I found the map a little more confusing than the trail markers.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

This is an easy and pretty woodland loop at the end of Boston Mill Road, which we then took to get back to the visitor center/farmhouse area to complete our beautiful morning of hiking at Sky Meadows.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A nice trail, but I hope you were planning to do Gap Run. That is how you get to it.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Another one of the park's short trails. You will need to take Gap Run to get to it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017