Hatcher's Run Battlefield Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Petersburg, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.8 miElevation gain45 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersMuddy
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Doug Steele
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Hiking

1st leg of foot trail is large uneven gravel. 2nd leg is mud and water. Go for the history or stay-at-home.

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Russ Sanderlin
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Avoid this trail as it is not maintained well at all. There are impassable swampy areas, fallen trees and towards the end the path is difficult to follow. The worst part is the ticks.

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Ron Ferguson
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nice, easy trail. has a few swampy parts, which is fine for hiking beginners. Great for walking dogs. You can run it if you don't mind wet feet.

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Colin Hennessee
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Hiking

Interesting and historical hike. Trail gets a little ‘lost right at the last ‘interpretive stop’. The blue ribbons on the trees sent to have been knocked over during a storm. (And looks to be one awhile ago). Also be careful of black snakes. They are out and about. I saw three of them. (Two at the Clements House)

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Colin Hennessee
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Hiking

Interesting and historical hike. Trail gets a little ‘lost right at the last ‘interpretive stop’. The blue ribbons on the trees sent to have been knocked over during a storm. (And looks to be one awhile ago). Also be careful of black snakes. They are out and about. I saw three of them. (Two at the Clements House)

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rob keen
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Walking

Great walk. Wet in some areas.

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Stephanie Gravely
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Very overgrown. The recent rain has made it pretty water slogged. The house is very spooky and unkempt. We didn't even stop there for the lunch we brought but opted to just go back to the car and eat. I hope it gets more maintenance. It's in a great spot.

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Sharon K
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Nice trail. There are some self guided civil war history notes along the way. You will also see some trenches. Trail gets very wet and muddy during rainy periods and can be impassable. I suggest going when there hasn't been much rain. Parking is very limited also. Maybe two cars at a time but you shouldn't worry too much about it. It's a fairly new trail and it's not very known.

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Brian McPeters
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Colin Hennessee
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Sharon K
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