Snead Farm Loop Trailhead

An old, white barn sits under a canopy of green trees

Quick Facts
Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (Mile 5.1)

Discover the cultural history of Shenandoah National Park as you hike to the historic Snead family barn. Pets must be on a physical leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Note that, while allowed on Snead Farm Loop Trail, pets are not allowed on the adjacent Fox Hollow Trail.

Distance: 3.7-mile circuit hike
Difficulty: Moderate (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 580 feet

Hike Description 

  1. From the trailhead located across Skyline Drive from Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 5.1), go right onto Dickey Ridge Trail.
  2. Go left on Snead Farm Road, which will take you to Snead Barn. For a shorter, 0.7-mile round-trip hike, turn around here and return to your starting point.
  3. To continue on the loop hike, stay on the Snead Farm Loop Trail to its intersection with the Dickey Ridge Trail.
  4. Turn right and follow it back to your starting point.

Shenandoah National Park

Last updated: May 14, 2021