Johnny Reb Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Johnny Reb Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles 360 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running



The Johnny Reb Trail is a 4 mile trail, which takes about 2.5 hours to complete. The trail snakes through historic landmarks and monuments relating to the Battle of Gettysburg and looks at the battle through confederate eyes. The trail has no access to water along the way so bring plenty to drink. This trail was set up by the local Boy Scouts of America Council and is meant to be a historical experience through the eyes of Confederate troops. Booklets are available in the visitor's center for about $2. The booklet contains historic information, directions and spaces for information that can be filled in at each stop, for scouts who wish to earn the patches and medal that go with the trail system. Unfortunately, while the booklet holds directions and other pertinent information it does not offer a map of the trails. This trail goes along with the Billy Yank Trail, Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg Guided Tour, and the Visitors Center.

2 months ago

Beautiful Fall day for a walk, the trail was easy to follow.

7 months ago

We had a great time

8 months ago

I really enjoyed the walk! The only thing I did not like was that you had to walk back the same way.

2 years ago

did this hike jully11with with the boy scouts troop180it was hot so take plenty of water no place to get any the boyscout pamphlet told to go down this Rocky trail ten feet down the trail it disappeared found another trail that took about a mile from where we was suppose to come out at this section there is a hiking sign other then that it war nice hike our 4mile hike turned into a5mile hike that's why I give it 4stars