Gettysburg Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Gettysburg Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

walking

views

wild flowers

4 months ago

Bit too much traffic but was really great to see some history.

5 months ago

It's a walk through the battle field full sun lots of cars if u want a hike. Take the johnny reb trail

walking
8 months ago

It is paved, marked trail. Walk to the left around the back of the visitor center to access the trail without going inside the building (no backpacks allowed and fee to enter). Wear insect repellant. We returned with four ticks with spray!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gettysburg is so beautiful and educational! The battlefield and all the museums are wonderful.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

One of the most historic trails in the country.

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Very educational trail! Lots to learn along this historical walk. Very crowded place, depending on when you visit.

walking
Monday, June 13, 2016

There are no words for how amazing this hike is. Historic, beautiful, fun. I could walk it over and over again and learn something new every time.

hiking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

I've driven the park many times but this was my first hike of the whole park. I'm an intermediate hiker and had an outstanding time, the only real challenge was the length of the hike and elevation on Big Round Top; but overall I'd recommend it. The great thing is that when you hike off the paved trails, you get to see so much more of the history and monuments. Culp's hill was really interesting when you get into the thick of it. The renovation of the park was well done and really added a professional but natural atmosphere. I saw horses on the trail but the riders were very polite, and no issues. Most of the traffic is on the roads, and paved walkways. For the 17 miles I hiked, I only really saw one other group of real hikers.

Heads up: You cannot bring backpacks into the visitors center (disappointing), so make that trip independent of your hike. I went in the summer, and would recommend a good insect repellent (ticks), good sunscreen as many of the areas are cleared and not shaded, and bring lots of water and snacks for extra energy when you need it. Also some trails on the park map just simply aren't there. But there are many good ones that are easy to find that aren't on the map too.

Last thing: check out the basement restaurant of the Dobbin House in town. Great food and unforgettable atmosphere of you like history.

horseback riding
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Have been a few times, but one of my favorite trips was in early Fall. Drove part of the loop, and had a great horseback riding tour back through the Confederate side near the site of Pickett's Charge. Saw the Eisenhower farm, rode through forest and across part of the battlefield itself. Quite an experience, truly brought history to life.

walking
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Love this area of PA- many great trails and clearly marked paths around the monuments and through the town. Great for a few hours or a few days.

road biking
Sunday, September 02, 2012

This is a great way to see the battlefield. Can't wait to get back there again with the kids now that they are older.

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