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 watchingRunningForestViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugsHistoric site
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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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Trail is not as well or clearly-marked as All Trails would make it seem. Make sure you print out a map or something. The park doesn't have any useful maps posted near trailheads or any explanation of what any of the trail markings mean.

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Robert Berardinelli
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Nice trail. Very easy and wide enough for a vehicle. hiked entire trail at moderate pace in less than 2 hours.

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Monique Valcourt
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Nice trail but I got irritated with the poor mapping. Even talked to some employees that said some of the older side trails aren’t listed on the maps that All Trails has as well as online & the printed maps. Not a good idea if you ask me, especially someone who can’t figure out their directions (I don’t have a problem with this) Pay attention to your tree markers & you’ll be okay. If going with your dog bring water, there isn’t much on the trail, especially if it hasn’t rained recently.

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Karen Stein
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Harriett Marvin
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John Hammers
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