Johnny Reb Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 314 feet Route Type: Loop

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The Johnny Reb Trail is a 4 mile trail, which takes about 2.5 hours to complete. The trail snakes through historic landmarks and monuments relating to the Battle of Gettysburg and looks at the battle through confederate eyes. The trail has no access to water along the way so bring plenty to drink. This trail was set up by the local Boy Scouts of America Council and is meant to be a historical experience through the eyes of Confederate troops. Booklets are available in the visitor's center for about $2. The booklet contains historic information, directions and spaces for information that can be filled in at each stop, for scouts who wish to earn the patches and medal that go with the trail system. Unfortunately, while the booklet holds directions and other pertinent information it does not offer a map of the trails. This trail goes along with the Billy Yank Trail, Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg Guided Tour, and the Visitors Center.

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11 days ago

This is not a marked trail, so using the All Trails Map is a must. It is a very easy trail, mostly paved. My daughter and husband love studying history and it had so many historical markers along the way. The kids particularly enjoyed climbing on some of the rocks as we went. There are no bathrooms or stops for water along the way, so be prepared! Also, if you have children, be careful since there does tend to be quite a bit of traffic both from cars and bikes. The traffic moves slowly since the path is part of the car tour for Gettysburg Battlefield, but definitely something to be aware of if you have little ones since you're sharing the road with cars and bikes.

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24 days ago

Amazing history. Kids could only make it halfway :)

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muddy
4 months ago

Lots of monuments and little stops along the way . We couldn't find the booklet at the Visitor Center so without AllTrails, I couldn't have done this trail as is. But our family of four enjoyed this hike and found a lot of pockets of the park we hadn't seen before.

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Sun May 12 2019

Goo

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Sat May 11 2019

Took the trail back around to little round top and cut through Sickle’s buffoonery (Peach Orchard) and back over to the confederate lines. Walk the confederate road back to Lee’s statue and across to the high water mark (Pickett’s Charge). Great day. Every American should walk this. Three + hours and 9 miles.

Thu May 09 2019

easy walk, great historical information

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Tue Jul 03 2018

Very easy trail. I highly recommend purchasing the booklet as it is filled with good historical information.

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Sat Apr 21 2018

Great little trail w/ so much history.

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Thu Jan 18 2018

Took this trail every year as a kid on our annual trip with the Boy Scouts every April. Would like to go back and do it again soon as it has been years. I will agree with a previous review about taking plenty of water

Thu Jun 01 2017

decent, tarmac trail.

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Mon Nov 07 2016

Beautiful Fall day for a walk, the trail was easy to follow.

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Thu Jun 09 2016

We had a great time

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Sat May 07 2016

I really enjoyed the walk! The only thing I did not like was that you had to walk back the same way.

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Tue Jul 15 2014

did this hike jully11with with the boy scouts troop180it was hot so take plenty of water no place to get any the boyscout pamphlet told to go down this Rocky trail ten feet down the trail it disappeared found another trail that took about a mile from where we was suppose to come out at this section there is a hiking sign other then that it war nice hike our 4mile hike turned into a5mile hike that's why I give it 4stars

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recorded Johnny Reb Trail

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