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Best trails in Petersburg National Battlefield

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Looking for a great trail in Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, dogs leash trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Petersburg National Battlefield ranging from 3.2 to 6.4 miles and from 118 to 301 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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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

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Top trails (5)
#1 - Harrison's Creek Loop
Petersburg National Battlefield
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
#2 - Historic Site Loop
Petersburg National Battlefield
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
#3 - Five Forks Battlefield
Petersburg National Battlefield
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
The Five Forks Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield now has approximately eight miles of trails open to the public. These trails can be used for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Trail maps are available at the new Visitor Contact Station located at 9840 Courthouse Road in Dinwiddie County A great trail system for a day hike. Please review the latest parking fee at the National Park Service website - Petersburg National Battlefield - Five Forks BattlefieldShow more
#4 - Encampment Loop Trail
Petersburg National Battlefield
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#5 - Hatcher's Run Battlefield Trail
Petersburg National Battlefield
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 45 m