Fort Germanna Red and Blue Trail Loop

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Locust Grove, Virginia

Fort Germanna Red and Blue Trail Loop is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Locust Grove, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length4.1 miElevation gain396 ftRoute typeLoop
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Billy Lewis
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Andrew hoyt
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Geoff Jordan
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This is a great trail with wonderful views of the river. Slightly challenging for my 5 and 10 year old, but still doable (with the promise of snacks after the hike). We will absolutely be hiking this one again!

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Melinda Beindorf
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Sabyasachi Barik
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Melissa Forsythe
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Bill Tyson
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Horribly maintained. Blazes were confusing at times. They'd just split and if you looked at your AllTrails map overlay it would show you were about 20 yards off course, even though you're standing in the middle of the trail. The blue blazes on the way back split and you're not sure which way to go. The left looked more maintained, but was the wrong one to take. I was looking so forward to this trail. Utterly disappointed.

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Miles Haus
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We walked the red trail out and back, which is close to 6 miles of shaded, forested trail. The red tail starts off alongside the Rapidan River then elevates about 100 ft to a bluff overlooking the river. You continue through gorgeous ferns valleys, a thick canopy of trees and a creek winding through. My 2 year old brother loved playing in the creek and pointing out the red trail blazes. We had no problem navigating the trail as it's very well marked. There are Mile markers at 1, 1.5 and 2 miles. This is a great hike to do with small children.

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Allen Lans
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WalkingOver grown

The red train is overgrown for the first 1.3 miles, take the blue trail back, nice river shots and overlook. deer and turtles

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David Carryer
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Took the red trail from parking all the way to the end and then doubled back taking the blue trail into the college grounds maintenance area and then around the front of the campus. 4 mile loop total. Fun walk. Middle point got exhausting as the hills were steep but still interesting. Blue trail was wide and neat. And an “old forgotten treasure” on the blue trail is a neat surprise. The red trail was very over grown, but we managed to get through all right. Beautiful trees and awesome nature.

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Brittany Baker
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This was a very unique hike - the first leg (Red Trail) was very easy to follow and had some great views of the river. The second leg (Blue Trail) was not marked well, ended up taking me through a soccer field and then Germanna CC paved walkways and up next to Rt 3. If I didn’t have the map on this app, I wouldn’t have know which way to go. A lot of the red trail was seriously overgrown - I had to turn around before finishing the red trail because of a few huge downed trees that I couldn’t get over. It was a nice hike, it was just a strange layout to me.

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Missy Arp
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Low traffic trail. Along the river for 1/2 of the trail. Have several options for shorter or longer trek. Some elevation. Nicely shaded and well marked.

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Gino Binkert
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HikingOver grown

Trail is definitely an out and back! Beginning is overgrown but clears up!

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Jackie Springstead
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Little muddy next to river. lots of fallen trees and single file for the whole bottom half. Trails are color marked but Very confusing on following correct path.

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Helen Kenney
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Very beautiful walk along the River. There is no clear description of trail paths or lengths. We walked the red trail which was not a loop. It would have been nice to have some type of indication of trail lengths and routes before starting. We ran into several couples who did not know that the trail was not a loop, therefore much longer than expected. I would rate this trail as moderate if you do the red trail. There was some uphill hiking.

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Diego Rodriguez
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It was nice, The last part of the hike was confusing. The map is not 100% accurate.

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Bill Davidson
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What a fun place to hike! River Bluff over look was gorgeous this evening. Walking along the river was beautiful! Really enjoyed ourselves!

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Tina Johnson
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Easy trail. Beautiful area. We parked at the visitors center - open Tuesday-Saturday 1-5. Most of the trail was a nice easy walk. Only one small uphill area. Beginning of the trail has you walking along the beautiful Rapidan River. When you pop out of the woods at the soccer fields turn left and continue until you see the tree with the blue blaze. When you pop out of the woods at the School trailers (no more blazes to follow and no signs) follow the sidewalk to the right. When you reach the designated smoking section go off the sidewalk past the gazebo. If you keep going straight you will cross the school driveway and walk back up to the visitors center. Check out the area behind the visitors center for a nice memorial.

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Jerome Teles
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Ron Meyer
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Joe Herres
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Teresa Harrell
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Bob Alcorn
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A Carl
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Anthony Crisp
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Marvin Flores
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Darren Lee
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Olivia Galia
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