"Hazel Mountain Overlook Sunrise" by U.S. National Park Service , public domain
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Dickey Ridge Area | Shenandoah National Park 2017 D Cemetery ic k FOX HOLLOW ey MP R id Fox ge w H o l lo T r a i l 4 Dickey Ridge Visitor Center Tr ai l P Picnic Grounds P MP 5 D i ck F a r m R oa d ey S ne a d Signal Knob Overlook R i d ge il Tr a Snead Barn MP Dickey Hill op 6 Lo Trail e Sn ad North Farm P Hiking Trail Unpaved Road Skyline Drive Park Boundary Stream 0 0 P Parking Building 0.5 Kilometer 0.5 Mile Summit Emergency 1-800-732-0911 • Information 540-999-3500 • Online www.nps.gov/shen Fox Hollow Trail Hike Markers & Blazes 1.2-mile circuit ¾-hr hiking time Easiest 310-ft elevation gain Trail markers are at trailheads and intersections. The metal bands are stamped with directional and mileage information. From the trailhead, located across the Skyline Drive from Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, go left onto Dickey Ridge Trail, then right onto Fox Hollow Trail. Stay on Fox Hollow Trail - past rock piles and the Fox family cemetery - back to your starting point. Trail blazes are found on trees and rocks throughout the Park. The color identifies the trail type: Snead Farm Loop Hike 3.7-mile circuit 2½-hrs hiking time Moderate 580-ft elevation gain Blue - Hiking trail White - Appalachian Trail Yellow - Open to horses From the trailhead, located across the Skyline Drive from Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, go right onto Dickey Ridge Trail. Go left on Snead Farm Road, which will take you to Snead Barn. Continue on the Snead Farm Loop Trail to its intersection with the Dickey Ridge Trail. Turn right and follow it back to your starting point. Need to Know Hiking Difficulty Scale Easiest: Generally suitable for anyone who enjoys walking. Mostly level or with a slight incline. Generally less than 3 miles. Moderate: Generally suitable for novice hikers seeking a bit of a challenge. The terrain will involve a moderate incline and may have some steeper sections. Generally 3 to 5 miles. Moderately Strenuous: Generally challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline. Generally 5 to 8 miles. Strenuous: Will challenge most hikers. The hike will generally be longer and steeper, but may be deemed strenuous because of the elevation gain. Generally 7 to 10 miles. Very Strenuous: Only well-conditioned and well-prepared hikers should attempt. Generally long and steep, and may include rock scrambling, stream crossings, and other challenging terrain. Generally 8 miles and over. ■ ■ ■ ■ Pets are not allowed on Fox Hollow Trail. Where allowed, pets must be on a leash no longer than 6’ at all times. Take plenty of water—at least a quart per hour. When you return from your hike, check for ticks. Be sure someone knows where you are and when to expect your return. Good to Know On both of these trails you will see evidence of the families who once lived in this area. When the Park was established, it was carved out of eight counties and 1,081 tracts of land. Numerous families were displaced. We can show our appreciation by respecting their cemeteries and honoring their sacrifices. Leave No Trace ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Plan ahead and prepare. Travel and camp on durable surfaces. Dispose of waste properly. Leave what you find. Respect wildlife. Be considerate of other visitors. Trail maintenance and map funded by entrance fee dollars.