Looking for a great trail in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Virginia? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park ranging from 0.7 to 6.7 miles and from 82 to 433 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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America's Battleground Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown. Hours of operation vary by season and building.

clean all the way. toppled over trees but they make for good photos

Well kept although it could use better markings for the trails.

About 1 mile in, the trail became in passable due to fallen trees.

The trail is in great shape. It’s a little bit muddy. Hiking boots over sneakers.

Nice little break off trail in the woods. Can be very muddy.

This was a great trail, some moderate hills. The trail was super muddy around some of the bridges, some places were impassible without filling your shoes with water. One of the last bridges was super wobbly, it is one of the only ones that is over an actual crevasse - definitely needs some attention. We had a great time, other than getting unexpectedly muddy!

It has some hard areas and muddy spots but over all a good hike. It is one that is done at least once a month.

I enjoyed this one because of the history. Pretty good walk with a side trail that breaks off.

Really nice trail with informative stops along the way. A few areas of the trail were pretty muddy but that is to be expected given the amount of rainfall the past few weeks. All-in-all, I will be back but this time with the kids for a walking history lesson and nature stroll!

trail running
6 months ago

I was looking for a new spot to go running since I’m from Northern Virginia not fredericksburg and came across this little trail. It’s pretty great, a little hilly but it will give you a great run :-)

Easy hike with nice wildlife to see, deer, squirrels and critters like that. Miskitos were pretty bad so be prepared. I parked at the entrance and hiked the trail and walked back down the road for a total of 4.6 miles.

Another historical walk through history. Accessible by all. Well maintained and mostly on hard surfaces so strollers and wheelchairs shouldn’t be a problem.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Not a lot to see but a nice easy walk with a little history to reflect on. When you get to the split in the trail go left to reach the site. Once done head back the way you came, going around only takes you through a swampy area your not missing anything.

Beautiful, especially the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Lucky for me it’s an easy trail- I’m really out of shape!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Short hike on one of the deadliest sites at the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg. On the easy side of moderate due to short length and gradual inclines. Interpretive signs help you imagine the battle on these grounds.

I did some of this trail. It's in great shape and has markers in places telling some of the battle there.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

It's more of a walk than a hike for sure. Lot's of history on and around the trail. There is actually a section of the original wall that the Confederates were behind when they were firing downhill. The trail allows you to access the cemetery that has many union headstones in it. Stop by the visitor's center located at the start of the trail. They have a short film to watch about the battle that took place there with information that you won't find in biased history books even though it is hard to deny the Confederate victory. There is a museum right beside the visitor center. The park rangers are also helpful and there is no entrance fee to either site.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nice trail. There was a small hill to climb but nothing to steep. The trail was nice and clean. The only thing was that there was some residential housing close by about halfway thru, but other than that it was a nice walk. There is some well kept cannons and historical sights at the end as well

Saturday, January 27, 2018

It was so nice a calming

Great trail well marked and maintained

love this trail

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

This was a pretty good trail. There was not very much elevation change. There were quite a few foot bridges throughout the trail. I started at the far end of Lee Drive and worked backwards. Then I walked along Lee Drive to get back. It was a pleasant day for the hike. After reading the information postings throughout the park, when I heard the whistle of the trains going by, it felt like I was taking a walk through history when this area was controlled by the Confederate Army for a supply line to and from Richmond. Pretty cool.

Beautiful, peaceful paved road. Great for biking, jogging, and walks.

More for biking and driving then hiking. Roads seem to have consumed the trails. Crossing brock rd. is very dangerous.

trail running
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Good workout. Lots of families walking, biking and hiking.

road biking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

This is an amazing path to bike! We will definitely be going again. The path is easy to follow and there are so many great things to see.

Half is in the road if you are doing the blue trail not well marked for me get turn around once. It was clean and had a lot of history on it but I was going to find a new trail in the wood. I don't think I'm would be going back to hike.

Awesome and easy trail for daily walking. I bring my dog here all the time and he loves it! Multiple short trails so you can decide the length of your visit. Beautiful place year round, I even had professional pictures taken here for me and my boyfriends 1 year anniversary

Serene, pristine, and interesting. My family lives just across the road from this large park, and we visit a couple times a month, no matter the season, because it's always a great spot. There are many trails lengths to choose from, or you can do the whole loop, all are well kept and easy to navigate for the whole family. Deer are seen daily at dusk.

Good leisure trail for the family, as with any battlefield from the war between the stated read up about it and educate your family as you go. It will be a rewarding experience

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