Yorktown Encampment Tour

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Yorktown Encampment Tour is a 9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newport News, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.0 miles Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running


horseback riding




Yorktown has two tour routes. The seven mile Battlefield Tour marked by red arrow signs begins at the visitor center parking lot. The nine mile Encampment Tour, marked by yellow arrow signs, begins at Surrender Field. Both routes utilize park tour roads and heavily traveled state highways; however

5 months ago

Went in August, hot and humid, lots of people

mountain biking
3 years ago

Some of it was interesting but I really do not like riding a bike in traffic. Better yet, lets stick to wooded trails. Lakes, rivers and views are the best!

mountain biking
3 years ago

Too much wide open. I guess it is cool if you are into history. I cannot control or change what happened 230 years ago so I would rather focus on today. Others may not share my views because there are cars from all over the country at the visitor center. There are also limited hiking trails in the park.

road biking
4 years ago

Yorktown Battlefield park has road biking not mountain biking. I have been twice now and had a good time. Rode from George Washington's Headquarter to the French encampment and back. The trail is the tour road so you have to share it with cars. The speed limit is 15mph. We saw only one car the whole ride. Saw several bike riders, joggers and walkers. There is a connecting trail at Washington's headquarters to the Newport News Park Bike Trail (5.3mi). This is the off season for Yorktown Battlefield so not sure how the ride would be between Memorial Day and Labor Day.