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Shenandoah National Park - Fox Hollow Trail

Map of the Fox Hollow TRACK Trail

The Fox Hollow TRACK Trail is a 1.2 mile loop. Hiking it usually takes about an hour and it is rated 'easiest.' On this walk in the woods you'll discover evidence of the people who lived here before Shenandoah National Park was established in 1935.

Look for the purple flowers of the the vinca vine (periwinkle) in spring and for piles of stones that generations of the Fox family made when they cleared the land for farming. The activity guide will alert you to other discoveries waiting to be made!

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Collectible Sticker for Fox Hollow

Location Details

Recreational Features: Interpretive Programs
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Butterfly on leaf
Fox Family cemetery
Dickey Ridge Visitor Center
Lemuel F. Fox gravestone
Green rock wall
Old millstone
Trail marker sign
Trickling spring in forest
Spring box filled with water
A giant old sycamore tree
Mountain view from the visitor center

Adventures for Shenandoah National Park - Fox Hollow Trail

Hiking through History in Shenandoah National Park brochure
Hiking

Hiking Through History in Shenandoah National Park

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.20
No one lives here now, but let’s hike back in time to 1856 when the Fox family lived here with their children. Instead of a forest, imagine you are surrounded by fields of wheat and corn. You will discover how these homesteaders lived, how they survived, and why they called this hollow 'home.'

Directions

Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive Mile 4.6
Front Royal, VA 22630
Latitude: 38.871813000000
Longitude: -78.203618000000

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia just west of Washington, D.C. and stretches 105 miles from its northern entrance at Front Royal to its southern entrance near Waynesboro.The Fox Hollow TRACK Trail trailhead is at milepost 4.6 on the Skyline Drive. Park at the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center. The Trailhead is directly across Skyline Drive.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Fox Hollow TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with the the National Park Service, with funding provided by the Shenandoah National Park Trust.