Dickey Ridge Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Warren County and Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 8.9 miles long and begins at 609 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,808 feet. Carson Mountain (elevation 2,559 feet) and the Low Gap saddle can be seen along the trail. There are also drinking water and a viewpoint along the trail.
Dickey Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The most northern trail in the park, this one-way path leads past old homesteads and a stream, climbs Dickey Ridge, and terminates at Mile 10.4 on Skyline Drive (Compton Gap)."
--Bert & Jane Gildart, Hiking Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Located close to the park’s northern entrance, this hike takes you on a tour of the park’s history as you pass remnants of Shenandoah’s family farms.This easy-to-moderate hike keeps it simple, following a well-marked trail past ruins of the Fox family farm on the first loop and the Snead Farm on the second loop.From the visitor center parking lot, cross Skyline Drive and head for the large sign to the trailhead. Follow the path to your left, which quickly intersects with blue-blazed Dickey Ridge Trail (marked by a concrete post). Head to your left and follow Dickey Ridge Trail for 0.3 mile to its intersection with Fox Hollow Trail, then take a right."
--Jennifer Adach and Michael R. Martin, AMC's Best Day Hikes in The Shenandoah Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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