Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Granville, Virginia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

historic site

The Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862 was a futile effort by the Confederates to eliminate the Union Army. The loop trail winds through fields and forest, with historical markers describing the action at all the important sites on the main field of battle. With its open fields and broad vistas it makes this grim battle very easy to understand. The houses on or near the field occupy the same foundations as the original structures, although the West House is on private property. The "hill" is only slightly more elevated than the surrounding areas so the trail is fairly level.

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The Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, was a futile effort by the Confederates to eliminate the Union Army. The loop trail winds through fields and forest, with historical markers describing the action at all the important sites on the main field of battle. With its open fields and broad vistas it makes this grim battle very easy to understand. The houses on or near the field occupy the same foundations as the original structures, although the West House is on private property. The "hill" is only slightly more elevated than the surrounding areas so the trail is fairly level. For me, this is the best trail of the Richmond National Park units.