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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

hiking
13 days ago

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

hiking
19 days 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.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trails for running or hiking with the family.

Great and safe for running; easy for hiking.

Great walk. Wet in some areas.

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

mountain biking
10 months ago

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.

mountain biking
Monday, August 15, 2016