Friday, April 17, 2015

Fox Hollow Trail Our Last Hike at Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park Day 4 - Thursday 4/9/15
The weather on our last day at the park was pretty bad. Cloudy was the forecast but we wanted to get one more hike in before we left so we chose the Fox Hollow Trail. We chose it as we knew you wouldn't get views on the hike but it was a nice short loop with a few interesting things to see along the trail.

Fox Hollow Trail, Mile Marker 4.7
The trailhead is across the street from the Dickey Ridge Visitor center and wasn't far from our hotel in Front Royal. Check out how foggy it was at the start of our hike.
We turned left onto the Dickey Ridge Trail, then at the next post we took a right to get on the Fox Hollow trail. After a while we got to some rock piles. It was interesting to see these piles one after another.
The rocks were piled by the Fox family to clear the land.
A little while after the rock piles, we came across the cemetery where was some of the Fox family members are buried.
Next thing we came across of note was this spring box where they got water. 
We did spot some deer tracks on the trail but no deer.
I thought hiking with the fog made for cool pictures. It was kind of eerie and sort of mystical.
What is even crazy was that when we got back to the trailhead the fog was worse.
It was nice to end our trip with a short hike. The Fox Hollow Trail is only 1.2 miles total and a fairly easy hike. It's perfect for kids as there are some interesting things along the route to see. 

I would say that Shenandoah National Park did not disappoint. It's a great place to visit even with the fog (although I wouldn't want the whole trip to be foggy). If you missed our first 3 days you can check them out here.


  1. Wow - incredibly foggy! Almost like a scene out of Twilight!

  2. Sorry about the fog, but your right they did make for some eerily great photo's! I actually like that you guys went out and hiked even though it was foggy, not a lot of people will still go out when the weather isn't perfect, just shows your love for hiking!!!! But despite the fog, you still got to see a lot, which is awesome!
    Such a fun trip, sorry it took me so long to leave comments this week:) I am totally jealous of your trip, I know I would love it there!!!! So fun, thanks for sharing your adventures!!!!!

  3. Yeah it was pretty crazy! And the drive down was kinda scary since visibility wasn't great. Once we got lower, the fog cleared and it was fine but wow, I don't think we've experienced so much fog before.

  4. Thanks Kristy! Yes, some people would call us crazy for hiking when the weather isn't great but it's not so bad. It makes the hike pretty interesting. :) Thanks for reading!

  5. Great job getting out there despite the fog! Looks like a nice hike with lots of history behind it. Cool fog pics!