Snead Farm Loop Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Distance1.1mi
Elevation Gain763ft
Trailhead Elevation2,203ft
Top2,205ft
Elevation Min/Max1912/2205ft
Elevation Start/End2203/2203ft

Snead Farm Loop Trail

Snead Farm Loop Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Warren County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 2,203 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 763 feet. This trail connects with the following: Dickey Ridge Trail and Pumphouse Access Trail.

Snead Farm Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Appropriate for families, this hike takes you to buildings used by the Snead family when they homesteaded in the area. It was active between the 1850s and 1960s, at which time the final land owners sold the farm to the park.

The visit to Snead Farm is a trip back in time. At one time the owners worked this 200-acre piece of land as farmland and as an apple orchard. The park bought the land in 1962. The remnants here are quite visible; the barn still stands, as does the root cellar. The stone remains of an old house fill an open area. With but little imagination, you can recognize the difficulty these people had in clearing and farming this land."

"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."

"Appropriate for families, this hike takes you to buildings used by the Snead family when it homesteaded in the area. The visit to Snead Farm is a trip back in time. Once, the owners worked this 200-acre piece of land as farmland and as an apple orchard."

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8/15/2008
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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Trail Information

Shenandoah National Park
Nearby City
Shenandoah National Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Shenandoah National Park
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topo Map 228; Map 9, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, North District (PATC, Inc.)
Local Maps