Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

hiking
13 days ago

From highway, drive past Visitors Center, after light there's a parking lot on right. Matthews Hill is a Nice easy trail, You can follow the horse trail as well, but there's a point where you have to cross a creek 2x on the horse trail and your feet will get wet.

nice hike. steep in places. cross major roads in two places.

one of the best in the area. only complaint is a heavy road
crossing at times.