Snead Farm–Dickey Ridge Trail Loop

Front Royal, Virginia

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Appropriate for families, this hike takes you to buildings used by the Snead family when it homesteaded in the area. Snead Farm was an active, privately owned operation until the 1950s. Its remnants are quite visible. The barn still stands, as does the root cellar. The stone remains of the Carter residence fi ll an open area. With a little imagination you can recognize the difficulty people had in clearing and farming this land.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

Appropriate for families, this hike takes you to buildings used by the Snead family when it homesteaded in the area.

Snead Farm was an active, privately owned operation until the 1950s. Its remnants are quite visible. The barn still stands, as does the root cellar. The stone remains of the Carter residence fi ll an open area. With a little imagination you can recognize the difficulty people had in clearing and farming this land.

© 2016 Bert & Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Front Royal
Distance: 3.2
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Local Maps: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 9, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, North District
Driving Directions: Directions to Snead Farm–Dickey Ridge Trail Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2008
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Ok hike for a brief trip outdoors, the best part in the hike is the small vista that overlooks Gooney Run with a small clearing on the trail and just above for sitting around. I have uploaded a picture. Hike is not challenging at all. Bypass Snead farm at the fireroad to go straight up to the overlook of Gooney run makes the hike only 2 miles from vistor center.



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