Johnny Reb Trail

EASY 25 reviews

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

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.

hiking
15 days ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Great little trail w/ so much history.

hiking
5 months ago

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

Thursday, June 01, 2017

decent, tarmac trail.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

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

walking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

We had a great time

walking
Saturday, 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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 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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