Snavely Ford Antietam National Battlefield Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Snavely Ford Antietam National Battlefield Trail is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sharpsburg, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

You will start behind the visitors center on the Bloody Lane Trail.Take the trail down to the Tower taking in the various memorials. You will then transition to the Three Farms Trail and once you cross Boonsboro Pike, you'll be on the Sherrick Farm Trail which follows Antietam Creek. This is a beautiful hike and the Three Farms and Sherrick Farm Trails are not widely used so you'll be able to walk in the woods in peace.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice day hike

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful array and variety of wildflowers!

walking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

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6 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

As of August 2016, the Burnside Bridge at the southern end of the trail loop is closed for repairs. The closure began in October 2015. Press reports say that the bridge will reopen in the fall of 2016, but check on the status of the bridge at the visitor center before setting out.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

trail running
Sunday, April 24, 2016

There is beautiful, varied terrain. The trails were well kept, with very scenic views. The only drawback was the neccesary checking of the map at every intersection. Some more trail markings would suffice. But overall it was a great run!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Shady, creek-following short hike. Maintained trail, no major hills. Great loop to burn some energy off the dog!

scenic driving
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Great place to learn about history

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Monday, September 07, 2015

Good number of paw paw trees line the trail, enjoy them as a nice snack, right off the tree.

hiking
Friday, May 08, 2015

walking
Friday, November 07, 2014

A nice walk through one of the few wooded trails at Antietam. Saw deer and lots of different birds. About half the trail is along Antietam creek.

hiking
Friday, November 29, 2013

Nice park. I enjoyed the lookout tower and the walk itself. But it is sad to think of the great loss of life and all for nothing.

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Biked this trail today. Only took about 30 minutes. That included stopping at a few of the sites and reading. really enjoyed it. That rolling hills made it a bit of a workout. Highly recommend