A New Birth of Freedom The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". The park is open daily from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. April 1 to October 31, and 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. November 1 to March 31.

Lots of history. Easy walking.

1 month ago

Nice mostly paved trek. A small area goes into high grass with a narrow path. It’s optional but be aware of ticks if you choose to take this route. I opted out because it was very muddy and I didn’t have bug spray with me. Be sure to venture to the top of the PA monument to get a great view of the battlefield.

1 month ago

Took this trail every year as a kid on our annual trip with the Boy Scouts every April. Would like to go back and do it again soon as it has been years. I will agree with a previous review about taking plenty of water

Bit too much traffic but was really great to see some history.

6 months ago

It's a walk through the battle field full sun lots of cars if u want a hike. Take the johnny reb trail

decent, tarmac trail.

on Gettysburg Trail

9 months ago

It is paved, marked trail. Walk to the left around the back of the visitor center to access the trail without going inside the building (no backpacks allowed and fee to enter). Wear insect repellant. We returned with four ticks with spray!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gettysburg is so beautiful and educational! The battlefield and all the museums are wonderful.

Monday, November 07, 2016

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

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

One of the most historic trails in the country.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Very educational trail! Lots to learn along this historical walk. Very crowded place, depending on when you visit.

Monday, June 13, 2016

There are no words for how amazing this hike is. Historic, beautiful, fun. I could walk it over and over again and learn something new every time.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

We had a great time

on The Billy Yank Trail

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I didn't follow this trail exactly but did a very close version of it. Trail is very easy to follow (paved a lot of the time) and has great history and views of the battlefield. Really enjoyed this hike and would recommended it to anyone who enjoys history and easy walks!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

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

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I've driven the park many times but this was my first hike of the whole park. I'm an intermediate hiker and had an outstanding time, the only real challenge was the length of the hike and elevation on Big Round Top; but overall I'd recommend it. The great thing is that when you hike off the paved trails, you get to see so much more of the history and monuments. Culp's hill was really interesting when you get into the thick of it. The renovation of the park was well done and really added a professional but natural atmosphere. I saw horses on the trail but the riders were very polite, and no issues. Most of the traffic is on the roads, and paved walkways. For the 17 miles I hiked, I only really saw one other group of real hikers.

Heads up: You cannot bring backpacks into the visitors center (disappointing), so make that trip independent of your hike. I went in the summer, and would recommend a good insect repellent (ticks), good sunscreen as many of the areas are cleared and not shaded, and bring lots of water and snacks for extra energy when you need it. Also some trails on the park map just simply aren't there. But there are many good ones that are easy to find that aren't on the map too.

Last thing: check out the basement restaurant of the Dobbin House in town. Great food and unforgettable atmosphere of you like history.

horseback riding
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Have been a few times, but one of my favorite trips was in early Fall. Drove part of the loop, and had a great horseback riding tour back through the Confederate side near the site of Pickett's Charge. Saw the Eisenhower farm, rode through forest and across part of the battlefield itself. Quite an experience, truly brought history to life.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

did the trail in July with the boyscouts the boy scout pamphlet got is lost after little round top bring lots off water nice


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Love this area of PA- many great trails and clearly marked paths around the monuments and through the town. Great for a few hours or a few days.

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