Encampment Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Petersburg, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.4 miElevation gain137 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingHorseback ridingRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsHistoric site
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Nancy H
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Trail closed at Poor Creek for restoration - rerouted around Great trail through the woods Some sections along road

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Holly Pickett
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Absolutely beautiful, the most beautiful place we've been in the area. I felt like I was walking through a Ghibli movie in places. HOWEVER, part of the trail is closed so you do have to take a detour, unfortunately. It cuts off a bit of the length of the trail.

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Steven Murrell
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Trail is nice, but a good portion is still off limits. There is a connecting trail to cross back over

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Kevin Rosengren
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Ok

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Jonathan Swafford
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Jonathan Swafford
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Bruce Stein
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Jonathan Swafford
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Doug Steele
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Vernon Stant
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Nice trail, the whole park is nice and the trail head/parking lot is shady with a pit toilet. I ride a poo maker and there aren't many places to ride that are as nice. The trail covers a lot of grass so there is nothing to make it obvious in spots but there are concrete markers with letters that refer to the trail map.

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Jonathan Swafford
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Jonathan Swafford
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Jonathan Swafford
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Adele Williams
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Such a peaceful place. I really enjoyed this little hike and look forward to getting back out and exploring the other trails. The only snag was that part of the trail was closed, so I had to switch things up a little, but it wasn’t too inconvenient.

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Jonathan Swafford
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Jonathan Swafford
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Jonathan Swafford
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Beautiful day for a Sunday Afternoon hike.

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Celeste Ritz
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Nice trail

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N B
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Some portions closed due to flood damage. Somewhat easy to follow but loops with other trails not posted. All woods. Peaceful. Dogs apparently allowed.

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Mark Makko
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Spooky

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Jonathan Swafford
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It's gorgeous with pleasant smells.

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francy daniels
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Ernest McGee
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Greg Hough
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Nice kid friendly hike but lots of horses and their poop.

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Sneaky Leaky
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Diane Meyer
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Most of the trail is good. there are currently several muddy spots that you can walk around. There is one portion that is closed because of eagle nesting (north part of trail).

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Chubby Trekker
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Lots of bugs in the summer but nice trail.

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