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Best trails in Antietam National Battlefield

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Explore the most popular trails in Antietam National Battlefield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Park Grounds are open daylight hours.

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Map of trails in Antietam National Battlefield
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
301-432-5124
Top trails (4)
#1 - Snavely Ford Antietam National Battlefield Trail
Antietam National Battlefield
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
You will start behind the visitors center on the Bloody Lane Trail. Take the trail down to the Tower taking in the various memorials. You will then transition to the Three Farms Trail and once you cross Boonsboro Pike, you'll be on the Sherrick Farm Trail which follows Antietam Creek. This is a beautiful hike and the Three Farms and Sherrick Farm Trails are not widely used so you'll be able to walk in the woods in peace.Show more
#2 - Antietam National Battlefield Trail
Antietam National Battlefield
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Please note that the Burnside Bridge is closed for construction as of 3/25/2020.Show more
#3 - Burnside Bridge Loop
Antietam National Battlefield
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#4 - Antietam Creek: Breathedsville to Antietam
Antietam National Battlefield
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Length: 14 mi
NOTE: This is a kayaking trail, not a foot trail. Show more