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The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered. Petersburg National Battlefield is open daily form 8:30am to dusk

I spent about 7 hours hiking the trails here and still didn't see all of it. There is great scenery and history, but the map is inaccurate otherwise this would be a 5.

Nice trail but I got irritated with the poor mapping. Even talked to some employees that said some of the older side trails aren’t listed on the maps that All Trails has as well as online & the printed maps. Not a good idea if you ask me, especially someone who can’t figure out their directions (I don’t have a problem with this) Pay attention to your tree markers & you’ll be okay. If going with your dog bring water, there isn’t much on the trail, especially if it hasn’t rained recently.

peaceful run trail with alot of history

Great hiking trails. Flat. Good for bikes as well.

Great hiking trails. Flat. Good for bikes as well.

I truly have enjoyed running through the park. Have run the Road Tour. Good shoulder for bikers, walkers and runners.
7+ miles for round trip. (Many trails that could be explored as well)
Good challenge. Some decent hills along the way, both ways.
Beautiful, peaceful scenic road lined with trees. Seen multiple deer while running.
If in the Colonial Heights area and want a very nice place to get some miles in, make sure to visit this park.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Some areas are not well kept, but that being said, I did have fun and it is a great ride through the woods. A bit confusing at some points but with gps or a map from the visitor center (I had gps) you can figure it out.

love the creek

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike through a historic area. The entire trail is well marked as well.

hiking
6 months ago

The first three quarters of the hike were ok. In some spots the trail was unkept and you have to go through so brush but not terrible. The trees are well marked as well and at a good interval. When you get to the section of White Oak and Courthouse road don't go in. The trail is non existent save for marked trees and you are wading through brush and spider webs the entire time.

Great trails for running or hiking with the family.

Great and safe for running; easy for hiking.

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Great walk. Wet in some areas.

Beautifully maintained wide trails. Friendly and helpful staff. Superb educational value. Very convenient for soldiers.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pros: Great looking scenery, truly feel deep in the woods on this one. No noises from outside world. 95% of trail is pine needles for roadbed. I mountain biked the trail. This was a fun trail overall. Marked well.
Cons: I felt it was marked well, but very confusing. If I didnt have my map from alltrails I would have been lost for sure. Trail is supposed to be a bhike trail, however the section (2miles) from courthouse rd to Courthouse rd gets progressively worse to the point that it was not passable biking. I had to walk the bike from White Oak Rd to Courthouse Rd.

Very overgrown. The recent rain has made it pretty water slogged. The house is very spooky and unkempt. We didn't even stop there for the lunch we brought but opted to just go back to the car and eat. I hope it gets more maintenance. It's in a great spot.

trail running
Monday, April 11, 2016

Great clean trails, well marked. I suggest getting a trail map at the welcome center because of all of the intertwining trail segment names.

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