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blue Dickey Ridge Trail

Trail

9.2 mile 14.8 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,599' 792 m
Descent: -667' -203 m
High: 2,570' 783 m
Low: 610' 186 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Luke AT

A parallel trail to the Skyline Drive along Dickey Ridge in northern Shenandoah National Park.

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Description

Starting from US-340, the Dickey Ridge trail parallels Skyline Drive as it steadily ascends its namesake ridge, passing the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center at mile 3.8 and cresting Dickey Hill ca. mile 5.2 at an expansive overlook to the west of the Browntown Valley.

From there, the trail descends to Low Gap before ascending gradually to Lands Run Gap and then continuing steeply up Carson Mountain to its southern terminus at the Appalachian Trail AT, just north of Compton Gap.

Along the way, runners will enjoy the rolling trail, as most grades are somewhat moderate. Beautiful Appalachian scenery flanks both sides of this trail, and runners will be captivated by the local tree and shrub populations.

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Feb 15, 2019
Nicki P
Warm day before the storm, not as muddy as I thought it would be but a fair amount of down on the trail after mile 2. Enjoy it! 7mi

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