Third Battle of Winchester Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Third Battle of Winchester Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arcadia Mobile Home Park, Virginia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

historic site

Located at: 541 Redbud Road, Winchester, VA

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
3 days ago

love this park and trail . The history is amazing and so glad this battlefield has been well preserved and the trails well kept

hiking
11 days ago

great easy trail with a lot of options. however the bridge is out due to storms, effectively cutting the park in half.

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hiking
2 months ago

What a hidden treasure. Tucked in between the interstate and town is this little place of respite. Super easy trail with the smallest of hills (think walking into, then out of, a ravine - but on pavement), very doable. Most of the trail itself is "paved" with crush rock, but there are offshoots down mown paths about five feet wide. So, super easy walking and little chance of getting lost for long. There are battlefield markers all over the place, many of which give you a good idea of where you are relative to the parking lot. But if you did get turned around, just hang out for a couple of minutes - pretty soon a local will be by and you can hit them up for directions. This trail is heavily used by locals as a fitness trail for running, walking, and mountain biking. Very nice as a nature trail as well. There were a few places to get water, but with the surrounding cow pastures/agriculture and development, you are probably better off bringing your own. There were several nice, shady places to sit and take a break - and a lot of the trail is through shaded woods - but there were some long portions where there was no shade at all. Overall very a very relaxing and low-key walk. Also note that the battle that took place on this site is pretty heavily documented at the various markers.

hiking
2 months ago

Great 4 to 5 mile hike if you just need to put some miles on your boots. Easy for all ages, and great history along the way.

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail - only one very slight hill down to creek and back up. We go here often with the family when it is not too hot. In the height of summer heat, we call it the "Death March" - there's not much shade until you get to the southern part of the loop.

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2 months ago

Very laid back trail - perfect trail for taking my dog and going for a jog.

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3 months ago

Fun hike, close to home

5 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

The trail ranges across fields, Redbud Run, some lightly forested areas and some old road traces. Historical markers describe the Third Battle of Winchester fought on September 19, 1864. Near the start of the trail, cattle and other livestock can be seen on the adjacent farmland. The trail is generally flat with the only dip being where it crosses Redbud Run. This is a very enjoyable walk with several branch loops that might lengthen the time required, but it's all good.